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
Mark Freeman is the Interim 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. Most Sunday mornings you can find him volunteering at the Cambridge Junior Parkrun at Milton Country Park.
Alan 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.
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.
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 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (01223) 464696.
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.