Our People Are Our Strength
Lead Trustee for Turlin Moor
Career highlights – I am proud to have worked in and around social care for over 30 years
in a variety of roles both in the voluntary and statutory sector. I particularly enjoyed my
last role which focussed on trying to reduce loneliness and isolation for people living in Poole.
As we were a small organisation in Poole we were able to be responsive to local need and
explore new initiatives quickly.
I joined the Trust as Lead Trustee for Turlin Moor so that I could continue to support local projects in Poole that could have a
positive impact for people living locally.
At the Trust I am proud to be involved with an organisation that looks to work with the local
community to identify and develop local community initiatives. So much has been achieved
in a short time. I look forward to the next stages.
As a new trustee to PCT I look forward to contributing to the aims and objectives of the organisation and to working with the other trustees and employees.
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Career Highlights: I have worked in the voluntary sector all my adult career, currently as Director of a local charity, PramaLife which supports older people and carers. Before this I was Chief Executive of Poole Council for Voluntary Service. This sector is great to work in, it gives people an opportunity to tackle what they see as important in their community.
I joined Poole Communities Trust as Chair of Trustees: As I had seen some communities struggle with their community buildings, sometimes communities who most needed them, I see Poole Communities Trust as a solution to this.
At the Trust I am most proud of: The work of the local volunteers, they really help to pull their communities together.
As Chair of Trustees: I get a lot of learning, I think my problem solving skills have improved exponentially.
Lead Trustee for Bourne Community Hub
Career Highlights: 30 years in local government both as an HR professional and then Corporate Director. I was fortunate to have worked on a huge range of projects including building a housing scheme for homeless young people, setting up a children’s nursery, working with a football club and young people on a project to “kick racism out of football “ to project managing the design and delivery of a Council HQ.
I am the Lead Trustee for Bourne Community Hub: As it felt like a great way to use my professional skills to support local people achieve their dream of a community hub in Bourne.
At the Trust I am most proud of : The vision and determination that has been shown by the Board and volunteers to secure the funding and permissions needed to build the new community hub at Bourne.
As a Trustee: I get a huge sense of satisfaction when we secure funding and this offsets the frustration, annoyance and personal slight I feel if ever a letter of rejection arrives!!!!
Career Highlights: Having worked in the planning and development sector for over 20 years, Alex has worked on numerous projects throughout the south of England, from major housing allocations, new schools, and new community and leisure centres. Alex is experienced in working across the private and public sector, recently he has worked on and is about to deliver the masterplan, delivery and implementation document for Portsmouth.
I joined the Poole Community Trust as a Trustee: To utilise my skills and experience in a really positive way and given something back to the community and those that really need it.
At the trust I am most proud of: The trustees are passionate and giving and doing their upmost to drive positive change for the benefit of Poole and the wider area.
As a Trustee: I am looking forward to working with my fellow trustees to delivery meaningful change for Poole
Community Development Worker
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I have worked in the care sector as well as hospitality, taking a break to raise my family. For more than ten years I have been volunteering in my local community, this has given me some amazing opportunities to work with a wide range of partners and raise funding to deliver local based projects. This has given me new challenges and new direction.
I joined Poole Communites Trust as the Bourne Community Hub Project Officer: to gain more skills and training and to give me the ability to make a wider impact supporting others in my local area. To work with like minded people learning from each other’s projects
At the Trust I am most proud of :the Bourne Community Hub project. Different skills have come together to help deliver projects in areas that need it the most, making a real difference by over coming challenges and discovering new ways to work.
As the Community Hub Project Officer: I am looking forward to the opening of the new Community Hub this summer and the exciting opportunities it will bring .
Community Food Store Co-ordinator
Career Highlights : I worked in banking for 12 years before leaving to concentrate on raising my young family. I started volunteering in my community in 2016 and joined my children’s school PTA, helping to raise much needed funds for the school. I took on the roles of Treasurer and Chairperson during my 5 years. I also joined and help establish Playmoor Skatemoor, a group of local mums set up through and backed by Poole Communities Trust. We organise fund raising and fun events for local children and act on trying to improve our community.
I joined the Poole Communites Trust as the Moor Community Food Co-ordinator. I was originally a volunteer and am proud to now become the Co-ordinator.
At the Trust I am most proud of : my work with Playmoor Skatemoor as we raised £100,00 to redevelop Foreland Road Play Park. I am also very proud of the Moor Community Food Store as we help around 70 families a week to access cheaper food. In June 2021 we have been open a year and are as popular and needed as ever.
As a Co-ordinator I am looking forward to working together with the trustees, establishing links with the PCT team and the local community to work together to make a difference to Poole.
Trustee and Accountant
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Branksome Community Centre Co-Ordinator (job share)
Career Highlights : I originally started working in a community role because I love meeting different people and trying to help work towards a better environment for everyone through activities such as helping to keep the streets and parks cleaner to working with various groups who support different areas of the community. Through this work I met and created links with lots of incredible groups and charities, including Branksome Centre (PCT).
At the Trust I am most proud of : Together with the fantastic groups and volunteers we have created a lovely space for the community to come together to learn, get fit, have fun and socialise and I am looking forward to watching it continue to grow.
I joined Poole Communities Trust as a volunteer: initially I started an affordable toddler stay and play group that enabled parents and carers to socialise whilst their little ones explored in a safe environment. I then began helping out more and more in the café and with other tasks around the building before being lucky enough to become joint Centre Coordinator.
As the Centre Coordinator for Branksome: I am proud of the skills I have learnt and continue to gain and am excited to see what the future holds for Branksome Centre and also what more PCT will achieve in the years to come.