The Rose Garden Cafe Partnership seeks Independent Chair and Partners

Rose Garden Café (created for Friends of Graves Park by Gillian Bathmaker)

The Rose Garden Café Partnership seeks Independent Chair and Partners

This is the group consisting of Sheffield City Council, the Friends of Graves Park and the Save the Rose Garden Café Campaign which has been established post Lowcock, to work on saving and restoring the Rose Garden Café following a hugely successful campaign to save this important heritage asset from demolition.

For further information on the Rose Garden Café including why the café needs restoring and what has happened so far please see Rose Garden Cafe Updates | Sheffield City Council and The Rose Garden Cafe – Friends of Graves Park.

The Rose Garden Café Partnership is seeking an Independent Chair to

  • Oversee the development and delivery of the strategy.
  • Lead and co-ordinate the Group, preparing the agenda and subjects to be worked on as set out in the strategy.
  • Impartially and objectively direct the meetings, workshops etc, ensuring that all views are heard.
  • Foster consensus-based decision-making amongst the Group wherever possible
  • Promote a professional and respectful culture.
  • Ensure that Group members have the appropriate information to contribute effectively to the Group.
  • Summarise and confirm key decisions and actions, clarifying with individuals any allocated key tasks and the agreed timelines for completion.
  • Ensure that resources are used efficiently to further the development of the strategy.
  • Ensure that any strategy publicity is approved collectively by the Group prior to release and signed off by the Chair

(NB: the Council has indicated that the Independent Chair role could be on a paid basis for the right person)

Click here for more details of the Independent Chair role.

The Rose Garden Café Partnership is also seeking Partners who are able to

  • Positively contribute to the development of a strategy for restoration and refurbishment of the Rose Garden Café
  • Represent an organisation or group
  • Commit to volunteer your time and attend all Partnership meetings

Click here for more details of the Partner role.

Closing date 6.00pm 12th December 2023 

We look forward to receiving your applications and if you have any questions, please follow the links or get in touch via