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.
Jo has worked in the voluntary and statutory sector for most of her working life. She was financial administrator and then co-ordinator of Avon and Bristol Law Centre for 14 years. She then worked at Bristol City Council as an Equalities Officer for four years before moving to North Devon. She has also volunteered in various voluntary sector organisations over many years, lately serving as Treasurer on the Boards of a number of organisations, primarily those working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. For her last three years in Bristol she was a school governor at her local primary school. She continues to deliver Equality and Diversity training on a freelance basis, mostly to people working in the field of mental health.
Loubna’s first experience in the voluntary sector began while she was living with her family in Malaysia where she helped Myanmar women’s groups in promoting their products and learning new skills. She was also a member of the executive committee of a volunteer-run non-profit organisation that provides parenting support. In Barnstaple, she worked at Oxfam where she was in charge of recruiting, training and managing volunteers. Prior to that, she worked as an HR and Project manager in France. Loubna moved with her young family to North Devon for its beautiful countryside. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jo deeply believes in the power of community to transform our society for the better. Her academic and professional background over the past 15 + years is in Arts/Charity Management and Fundraising. Jo’s main skills are in project management and bringing ideas to reality; her previous roles include General Manager for a small Arts Charity in Oxfordshire, Community Projects Manager and later Development Manager for two Theatres. Jo also enjoys volunteering, especially for local creative projects in North Devon. email@example.com
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."