CCVS Staff

CCVS is run by a team of experienced and knowledgeable staff. Each individual has a different role and areas of expertise, but all are happy to help you with your organisational issues, or point you in the right direction.

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Julie Farrow is the Interim CEO at CCVS.  She is has been the CEO of our sister organisation Hunts Forum since 2008 and is the lead partner for Support Cambridgeshire. She has over 35 years’ experience of working in local authorities, the NHS and in the voluntary sector, and brings expertise on strategic management and partnership working. In 2015 Julie was appointed as Beacon for Change Ambassador for her innovative partnership working and support for small groups. She is highly skilled in project management and community development, and has worked in areas of deprivation across the country, managing large scale programmes. She represents the sector on a number of joint partnerships within Cambridgeshire and across the Eastern Region, and chairs the Health & Wellbeing Network.

E-mail: Tel: (01223) 464696.

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

mark head and shoulders webMark Freeman is the Deputy Chief Executive. He joined CCVS in October 2011from working at Skills Third Sector a national organisation promoting the importance of learning and development to charities and voluntary organisations. He has extensive experience of working in the sector at local, regional and national levels; he has also been a trustee for a number of organisations both in Cambridge and nationally. Mark has a Masters in Business Administration from the Open University and Post Grad Diplomas in Development Management and in Housing Management.

In his spare time Mark is a father to two small girls (which takes up most of his time) as well as a governor of Histon and Impington Infant school.

E-mail: Tel: (01223) 464696.

Development Worker

alan head and shoulders webAlan Turner is a Development Worker at CCVS. He has twenty-eight years of working in the voluntary community sector as a community worker, manager of a day centre for people who find themselves homeless, as development worker and trainer in a CVS and as a trainer for NAVCA.  He has also helped to set up several voluntary community groups where he was a trustee. Before joining Cambridge CVS he worked as an independent trainer specialising community leadership and the skills needed by community leaders.

Alan is responsible for helping groups with their problems, he also uses his conciderable experience to deliver training sessions at CCVS.

Alan's personal passion is garden design, he recently completed a degree in garden design and has designed several small gardens.

E-mail: Tel: (01223) 464696.

Development Worker

Chris Trevorrow is a trainer and development worker at CCVS.  She also works for the Cambridge & District Volunteer Centre supporting their member organisations and delivering training.   She has spent the last 14 years working in the voluntary sector working with groups, running a charity, managing volunteers and working for a spell in grant assessment for the Big Lottery Fund. 

E-mail: Tel (01223) 464696.



Supported Volunteer Worker

Ellie recently joined CCVS as the Supported Volunteering Project Coordinator, role which she had been covering since 2015 with CDVC. Prior this, she had been working for the past 9 years in different roles in Education and Health and Social Care working with people with additional needs. 

Her first passion though was in International Cooperation and Development and she hold a BA in Peace Studies from Florence University and a MA in Refugees Studies from the University of East London.

She has been a volunteer in a number of Italian, UK and International organisations, and still now, whenever family and work commitment allows it, she enjoys taking part in community projects as a volunteer. 

E-mail: Tel: (01223) 631819. 

Office Administrator

Frances Carter is the CCVS Office Administrator and has worked for CCVS for 6 years. Before this she was a regional development officer for a national charity, setting up, supporting and developing the work of local voluntary groups in London.

At CCVS Frances is responsible for producing CCVS Community News and for dealing with membership applications and queries.

She is usually the first point of contact for telephone and email enquiries to CCVS and updates our database of information about local voluntary and community groups.

E-mail:   Tel: (01223) 464696. 

Finance Manager

Alistair Barry is the Finance Manager responsible for the accounts, invoicing & payroll at CCVS.  Prior to this he looked after the finances for the UK arm of a large international development charity.  He is a trustee of a charity in Cambridge and has a Diploma in Charity Accounting.