Get to know the dedicated team we have working at North Devon Voluntary Services, who together have a wealth of experience and knowledge of the voluntary sector.
Tim has worked with Community Transport in Devon since 2005. His roles have included transport coordinator, minibus and volunteer car driver before taking on his current role.
Previously Tim worked for the National Trust as a Bunkhouse Manager on Exmoor and at their Swindon central office as Leadership Development Officer for Working Holiday volunteer leaders. He was responsible for researching and implementing Section 19 minibus permits across the National Trust. As a passionate supporter of the value of volunteers he also regularly volunteers for the National Trust Working Holiday programme assessing new potential volunteer leaders and minibus drivers as a MiDAS Driver Assessor Trainer, a role he has held since 1997.
Having lived in Devon all of her life Ella has enjoyed working within a variety of settings. Ella spent the first 7 or so years of her working life enjoying time building a range of skills working for Agricultural Auctioneers, Chartered Surveyors, Solicitors and Vets. For 15 or more years Ella then worked for Charitable organisations in the Health and Social Care field, working with challenging behaviour and complex lives. Ella has spent the last 2 years working in a community development role building partnerships and supporting community action.
What all these letters mean is that Rachel is a qualified management accountant and a qualified internal auditor. Rachel honed her financial skills at the National Exhibition Centre (Birmingham) where she worked for 22 years before moving down to North Devon some six years ago. “Working with charity accounts is quite different to the commercial sector,” Rachel says but has embraced the challenge at NDVS where she provides the financial support to the Trustees and the Staff on various projects. She continues “however it also brings with it a real sense of satisfaction working within a charity and seeing the power of volunteering at work."