Staff

 

Hilary SpencerHilary Spencer – Chief Executive Officer
E: hilary.spencer@vaac.org.uk
Mobile: 07786374900

  • 30 years’ experience of supporting voluntary and community groups in West Sussex
  • Experience of establishing West Sussex wide consortia, successfully bidding for large scale national funding streams and managing  the delivery contracts
  • Experienced chair and voluntary sector representative. Currently chair the Arun Wellbeing & Health Partnership and Arun and Chichester Community Cohesion Group
  • Experienced change manager, leading the successful merger of two infrastructure organisations and acting as an advisor to several others
  • Developed, reviewed and implemented strategic business plans for Voluntary Action Arun and Chichester and advised other organisations on how to do this
  • Qualified trainer, very experienced in facilitating staff and trustee away days and carrying out consultation exercises to create and develop strategic plans

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Kate Scales – Development Manager
E: kate.scales@vaac.org.uk

  • 20 years’ experience of supporting voluntary and community groups with current SFEDI accreditation as a business advisor
  • Experienced and qualified fundraiser (Institute of Fundraising diploma), successfully bidding and securing European, Lottery, local and national government grants and contracts up to £1.6Million
  • Strong team leader, leading a team of development workers to support our 340 member organisations across Arun and Chichester District
  • Developed, reviewed and implemented strategic business plans and advised other organisations on how to do this
  • Qualified trainer, very experienced in facilitating staff and trustee away days and carrying out consultation exercises to create and develop strategic plans

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Sharon WestcottSharon Westcott – Office and Communication Manager
E: sharon.westcott@vaac.org.uk

  • 10 years’ experience of working in the voluntary and community sector
  • Excellent communicator, managing VAAC’s email bulletins, social media, press coverage, websites and brand
  • Responsible  for quality management, establishing policies and procedures, ensuring their implementation and leading VAAC in achieving the PQASSO Quality Mark at Level 2
  • Experienced membership manager, co-ordinating and up-keeping our 340 + membership database and membership process

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Simon Ritson – Finance Officer
E: simon.ritson@vaac.org.uk

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Tanya Telford – Administrative Officer
E: tanya.telford@vaac.org.uk 

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Jenny Brown

Jennifer Rowley – Development Worker
E: jennifer.rowley@vaac.org.uk

  • 8 years experience of working with volunteers (including recruiting, managing, developing volunteer services and being a volunteer herself)
  • Over 5 years experience of running workshops/training and organising events to a range of audiences
  • A variety of experience working with both Vulnerable Adults (including currently working in another part time role within a mental health charity) and Children/young people
  • 2 years experience of being a fundraiser (raising over £35K)
  • Is very creative and has a first class degree in fine art!

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Volunteer Now!
01243 864220

Steve HillSteve Hill – Development Worker (Volunteering)
E: steve.hill@vaac.org.uk 

  • 21 years’ experience working with community groups all over south-east England
  • Qualified coach
  • Experienced personal development and motivational trainer
  • Qualified professional writer with specialism in promotional and business writing
  • A Director of Sussex-based arts charity, Company Paradiso (www.companyparadiso.co.uk)

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Jenny HolmesJenny Holmes – Senior Admin & Communications Worker
E: volunteernow@vaac.org.uk

  • Worked with VAAC on a number of projects including the Partnership for Older People’s Project, the Arun Health Trainers and (currently) Volunteer Now!
  • Has been involved with the setting up and managing of three different websites, as well as editing and producing a quarterly newsletter
  • Has a CIPR Foundation Award in Public Relations and is skilled at producing press releases, website copy and marketing materials
  • Has volunteered for many different organisations, including 3 months volunteering in Peru

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Fundraiser Network

Nina GhibaldanNina Ghibaldan – Funding Advisor
E: nina.ghibaldan@vaac.org.uk 

  • Over 20 years of marketing experience with a range organisations with a specialism in the arts and tourism sectors
  • Experienced events organiser with various public sector organisations
  • Worked and volunteered for a range of charities
  • Experience of working closely and effectively with various voluntary sector partners

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VAAC Projects
C/O Bersted Green Learning Centre,
Hazel Road, Bognor Regis,
W.Sussex PO22 9DZ
Tel: 01243 840305

 

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