Organiser for The Gardens Trust’s Annual Conference, 2017

The Gardens Trust is planning to appoint a ‘semi-voluntary’ conference organiser for its 2017 conference which will be held at the end of July 2017 in association with the Devon County Gardens Trust. The appointment will run as a pilot initially, but may be continued for conferences in future years. The person appointed will work on a self-employed basis. His/her role will be to organise all aspects of the Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting, including booking accommodation, travel, speakers, visits, etc., handling all bookings and payments (electronic and by post), and managing all other matters. The appointee will be required to work to the Chair of TGT Events committee and with Devon Gardens Trust. TGT will offer a payment which is intended to cover the appointee’s expenses (travel, phone, etc.) plus an element of fee although this will not be comparable with fees offered in the commercial sector.

A protocol describing the organisational processes and the tasks to be undertaken, with accompanying relevant guidance, is available on request; if suitable candidate(s) and acceptable financial arrangements permit an appointment to be made, this will be done during March. Conference planning work must begin immediately. TGT reserves the right not to appoint but any person appointed will be required to sign a letter of contract.

TGT invites expressions of interest in this appointment from suitably-experienced individuals, especially if you are based in the south-west! Please contact the chair of the Events Committee, Virginia Hinze, vchinze@aol.com, for further details.