I have worked in the voluntary sector since 1990, working with a variety of people including: disabled people, homeless people and ex-offenders. For the past 20 years I have worked in a management role, as a result I have developed skills and experience in managing people, supporting volunteers, partnership work, financial management, governance issues and organisational and community development.
In my current role I manage Poole Council for Voluntary Service (CVS), a registered charity which supports other charities and voluntary groups in their work.
I am very excited about being a trustee for Ideas2Action; the community needs catalysts to help develop projects and this is what we aim to do. An organisation which helps people develop solutions to local needs is at the heart of what the voluntary sector should be about.
In addition to working at Poole CVS since 1999, I am also a trustee of the Poole CAB and the Dorset Community Foundation and a board member of the Bournemouth and Poole College.