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We are actively recruiting new members for our Board of Trustees, to bring their experience and knowledge
to the table in supporting and guiding NHCVS moving forward.
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Tony spent his career in the Civil Service, working in the Inland Revenue, the Treasury, and latterly the Department for Work and Pensions. Since taking early retirement in 2013 he has been a Trustee, and Company Secretary, of North Herts & District Citizens Advice Bureau. Tony was elected to the NHCVS Board of Trustees at the September 2016 AGM and was elected Chair in November 2016.
Alex has a background in public sector housing, community development, performance management with experience of both statutory services and the voluntary sector during his career, having managed a range of community development, housing, corporate performance, and HR issues. Alex has also worked on many governance issues for an inner London Housing Arms Length Management Company.
In North Hertfordshire, Alex was for several years the Treasurer of the North Herts Samaritans and is currently a volunteer for the North Hertfordshire Citizens Advice Service where he has assisted with both face to face work at Reception and with a range of fundraising activities. Alex was elected to the NHCVS Board of Trustees at the September 2016 AGM. This is the second time Alex has served as an NHCVS Trustee
David joined the Board in 2008 and also runs the Royston and District Community Transport Scheme. This service offers door-to-door transport for people living in the Royston area who are unable to use conventional public transport and do not have the use of a car.
Micheal has been involved with NHCVS since 2007 and is now our Treasurer. Michael is also involved with the Letchworth Arts Centre and North Herts and District CAB and has an interest in local politics as a former Councillor for Letchworth East.
Sue Ross founded a support group called Lifegeta in 2009. Lifegeta addresses the emotional needs of people effected by life changing acquired conditions such as stroke, head injury, MS etc. She has been involved with CVS since 2012 and her reason for becoming a trustee is that she wants to see how the CVS works from the 'inside' so she can be a more effective guidepost, as well as being part of such a valuable organisation.
Andrew Phillips is a resident of Hitchin and retired from the civil service in 2011. His interests are:
Rotary Club of Hitchin Tilehouse - Joint Secretary
North Herts Charity detector Group - He founded the Group in 1982 and is Chair
Management committee of the Civil Service Club in London
He has many other interests ranging from railways to social media.
Michael worked in housing and mental health for many years. He is now Chief Executive of Crossroads Care Hertfordshire North and is thrilled to be able to work to extend services for vulnerable people and carers. He is also a board member of Wheelchair Dance Sports Association. Michael's other interests include travelling, the Arts and his allotment. Michael is passionate about the voluntary sector and what energy and solutions it has to offer our many social challenges.
Hannah has had a career in fundraising for the past 15 years including being Deputy Director at North Herts CVS for six years (2008-2014). Hannah is currently Head of Community Fundraising and Volunteering at national Charity Willow and has previously been a trustee for Headway Hertfordshire. Hannah is a resident in North Herts and passionate about volunteering and community development.
Justine worked for the John Lewis Partnership for 16 years in a variety of management roles. Having moved into the Third Sector she worked for Bridge Builders Christian Trust for 12 years both as Finance & Administration Manager and a member of their Leadership Team. A year ago, Justine decided upon a complete career change and thoroughly enjoys being a Teaching Assistant at a local primary school in Stevenage. After recently gaining a Distinction for her foundation degree in Charity & Social Enterprise Management, Justine has decided to continue studying for a BA(Hons) in the same subject. Justine is married with two grown up children who are currently both at university. In her spare time she enjoys cycling with her husband on their tandem, competing in Time Trials and planning long distance challenges such as cycling from North to South Devon. Justine is a member of Oak Church Stevenage and volunteers for them in a number of different roles.
How we use data
We are committed to protecting your privacy. Should we ask you to provide information by which you can be identified, you can be sure that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. These rules conform in all respects to the relevant British and EU data-protection laws.
Collecting and using data
- We will collect and store information about you or your organisation if you complete one of our online forms or use our contact form. We need this information to understand your needs and provide you with an effective service.
- We are committed to ensuring that any information you supply is secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.
- You have the right to see any information about you that we hold in a retrieval system such as a computer database or paper index system. You have the right to challenge us about this information and have it changed or removed.
- We may compile statistical data from time to time using the data we have recorded but this will never include references to you as an individual.
- In order to keep you up to date with information and events we may include you in our mailing list or email distribution lists.
- Using the information you have supplied, we will try to match you with volunteering opportunities that appear to suit your preferences and availability.
- If we find a match we will contact you with the details of the volunteering opportunity. You can then decide if you would like to become involved. If not, we will continue to look for volunteering opportunities that you may be interested in.
- We will never give anyone your personal details. However, as part of our aftercare and for statistical purposes we may contact an organisation to learn whether you have taken up an opportunity; necessarily we will have to mention your name when doing so but we will provide no other details.
Some organisations require that a DBS (previously CRB) check be carried out on anyone who wishes to volunteer with them. This is often the case if the volunteering involves working with children or vulnerable persons.
Checks will be made only with your consent and after you have been accepted as a volunteer for an organisation that requires such a check to be made. The cost of the check will be met by the organisation concerned.
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You can download this policy here
Revised 9th June 2015
NHCVS has a number of funding streams which enable us to provide a range of services and support to voluntary and community groups, charities and social enterprises in North Hertfordshire and Stevenage.
- Our work as a Centre for Voluntary Service is made possible by a grant from North Herts District Council and from Stevenage Borough Council.
- The North Herts and Stevenage Volunteer Centre is supported by grants from North Herts District Council and Stevenage Borough Council.
- The #Team Herts Volunteering project is supported by grants from Hertfordshire County Council.
- The North Herts and Stevenage Community Transport Schemes are funded by a grant from Hertfordshire County Council and the North and East Herts CCG.
- Rental of the NHCVS Furniture Link Scheme Showrooms is sponsored by the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation.
- Our Breakaway Saturday Club and Holiday Playschemes are funded by Hertfordshire County Council.
- Stoneyhall Community Centre is leased to NHCVS by Clarion Housing Group.
- The work of NHCVS is also made possible by a number of other smaller grants and income streams.
- Herts Help@Home is a Herts Help service delivered through a partnership of Watford & Three Rivers Trust and North Herts Centre for Voluntary Service, working together with other local voluntary agencies.
- We also provide DBS services as an umbrella body to a wide range of partners.