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.

Mark Freeman

CEO

Mark Freeman is the Chief Executive. He joined CCVS in October 2011 from 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 trustee at Camtrust and a School Advisory Board member at Histon and Impington Junior School. Most Sunday mornings you can find him volunteering at the Cambridge Junior Parkrun at Milton Country Park.

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Chris Trevorrow

Development Worker

Chris Trevorrow is a trainer and development worker at CCVS.   Se spent her early career working in marketing communications before moving on to spend the last 15 years in the voluntary sector to work in grant assessment with the Big Lottery;  as a community and workplace mediator and the casework manager for a community mediation charity and development worker and trainer for a volunteer centre.  Chris is a CTLLS accredited trainer.

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Listen to Chris being interviewed about volunteering and Volunteers Week 2019 on Cambridge 105

Vic Hopkins

Development Worker

Vic has been working and volunteering for both large and small charities since 2011, although her volunteer life started at primary school whilst helping her Mum make the tea and cake for WI meetings! As a regular attendee at CCVS training sessions and the Volunteer for Cambridge conference, she is delighted to be joining the team.

Although initially trained as an accountant, Vic has always enjoyed supporting the teams she works with in a broad range of subjects including project management, people management, writing grant applications and long-term strategic planning. Seeing first-hand the importance of putting people at the heart of decision-making, she retrained as a facilitator and business coach and loves nothing more than helping people to achieve their dreams. She also has a love of technology and can often be found exploring useful pieces of software to help charities and businesses be more efficient in their day-to-day tasks. During the lockdowns of 2020 & 2021 she even turned her hand to facilitating online murder mystery parties.

As a Development worker at CCVS, Vic is focused on delivering the Support Fenland project, which aims to ensure that Fenland’s charities and community groups always have the resources they need to build healthier, happier communities.

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Lorna Gough

Communications and Engagement Worker

Lorna joined CCVS in April 2021 as Communications and Engagement Worker, having spent 10 years working for both local and national charities in a variety of roles including communications, development and volunteer management.

Lorna’s working life has been varied; spending a lively, early career working with children as a nursery nurse, followed by a second enjoyable career at Saffron Walden Library, particularly working with volunteers to provide a library service to housebound members.

Having volunteered herself, and benefitted from voluntary organisation support, Lorna values the vital role that voluntary groups play, in making a positive difference to people’s lives.

Lorna works closely with the whole CCVS team to maintain and develop communications between individuals, groups and stakeholders.

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Ellie Lee

(Maternity leave)

Supported Volunteer Worker

Ellie is our Supported Volunteering Project Coordinator.  Prior this, she spent 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 Humans 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. 

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Frances Carter

Office Administrator

Frances is the CCVS Office Administrator and has worked for CCVS for 15 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: enquiries@cambridgecvs.org.uk   Tel: (01223) 464696.

Alistair Barry

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.

Email: finance@cambridgecvs.org.uk

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