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Current Employment Vacancies:


NHCVS Breakaway Special Needs Playschemes and Saturday Clubs

are looking to recruit enthusiastic individuals to join our team during School Holidays and Saturdays.

Salary: up to £10.00 per hour

Location: Stevenage and Letchworth Garden City.

Please visit our website for job descriptions and application form.




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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Herts Life Articles

We write a monthly Charity of the Month column in the countywide magazine, Hertfordshire Life


Herts MS Therapy Centre

Stand By Me Bereavement Support

Carers in Hertfordshire






Tony Kuczys

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 Jarosy

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 Wherrell

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.


Michael Paterson

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

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

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 Farrell

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 Gray

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 Hobbs

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. Following a change in career path in 2016, Justine currently works full time as a finance 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.


We have a number of opportunities on our board, please contact Jacquie Hime on:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Privacy Statement



This policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and organisation (North Herts CVS). Furthermore, the way this North Herts CVS processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.


Personal information

Whilst using our website, software applications or services, you may be asked to provide personal information (name, address, email, account details, etc.).

We will use this information to administer our website, applications, client databases and marketing material.

We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely in accordance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018.

Further, by providing telephone and email details, you consent to North Herts CVS contacting you using that method.

You have the right at any time to request a copy of the personal information we hold on you.

Should you wish to receive a copy of this, or would like to be removed from our database, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see more information on Subject Access Requests (SAR’s) at


Information collection and use


How do we collect information?

North Herts CVS collects information for four reasons:


Contractual reasons

There are circumstances in which you may provide us with personal data to fulfil a legal obligation or contract, for example the processing and submission of a Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS), in which we would have to collect and verify the information, before sending the form off for processing by the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Legal reasons

If the law requires us to, we may need to collect and process your data.

Examples of this would be attendance at events for insurance purposes; or records of donations and payments for services for financial purposes due to HMRC regulations.

We may also pass on details of people involved in fraud or other criminal activity affecting our organisation to law enforcement.



In specific situations, we can collect and process your data with your consent. For example, when you tick a box on one of our websites or on a form to receive email newsletters.

When collecting your personal data, we’ll always make clear to you which data is necessary in connection with a particular service.


Legitimate interest

Sometimes, our use of your personal information is not strictly necessary for us to be able to provide you with our products and services, or for them to work properly. In those circumstances, we have what's called a "legitimate interest" in handling your personal information; our "legitimate interest" may be to:

  • detect and prevent fraud;
  • keep our websites, apps, products and IT systems secure;
  • ensure that our own processes, procedures and systems are as efficient as possible;
  • analyse and enhance the information that we collect;
  • determine the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and advertising; and
  • customise and improve the way that you shop and engage with us in future.


How long do we keep your data for?

North Herts CVS will not retain your personal information longer than necessary. We will hold onto the information you provide either while your account is in existence, or as needed to be able to provide the services to you, or (in the case of any contact you may have with one of our staff members) for as long as is necessary to provide support related to your enquiry or requested service.

If legally required or if it is reasonably necessary to meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce our Terms and Conditions, we may also retain some of your information for a limited period of time as required, even after you have closed your account or it is no longer needed to provide the services to you.



Choosing how we use your data

North Herts CVS will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information, gathered as a result of filling out the site registration form, to anyone.

Personal Data will ONLY be provided to a partner organisation with your express, specific permission, for legal or contractual purposes only (i.e. Personal Data put in a DBS application, when the application is sent to the Disclosure and Barring Service for processing).

We understand that you trust us with your personal information and we are committed to ensuring you can manage the privacy and security of your personal information yourself.

With respect to the information relating to you that ends up in our possession, and recognising that it is your choice to provide us with your personally identifiable information, we commit to giving you the ability to do all of the following:


Our security procedures mean that we may request proof of identity before we reveal information, including your e-mail address and possibly your address.


  • You can also contact us by the same method to change, correct, or delete your personal information controlled by North Herts CVS regarding your profile at any time. Please note though that, if you have shared any information with others through social media channels, that information may remain visible, even if your account is deleted.


  • You are also free to close your membership with us through our Information and Communications Officer. If you do so, your membership will be deactivated. However, we may retain archived copies of your information should we be required by law or for legitimate business purposes (including to help address fraud and spam).


  • You can always feel free to update us on your details at any point by contacting our Information and Communications Officer, with the updated piece of information and what it is replacing

(E.g. Hi, my name is XXXXX, I’m registered on your E-bulletin, my new email is XXXXXX@XXX,co,uk, it was previously YYYYY@YYY,com , can you please update my details.)


  • You can unsubscribe from receiving marketing emails from us by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email. Once you do this, you will no longer receive any emails from us.

If you are subscribed to more than one of our mailing lists, and wish to remove your details from all of them, please email us directly and request the removal of your details from all our mailing lists.


Please note, we are constantly reviewing how we process and protect data. Therefore, changes to our policy may occur at any time. We will endeavour to publicise any changes.



The Website


Using our Website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience.

This website complies with all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Depending on your settings or the privacy policies for other online services such as web browsers, you may give us permission to obtain information from your account with those other services.

For example, this can be via social media or by choosing to send us your location data when accessing our website from your smartphone, these services have their own policies explaining how they use and share your personal data, you should carefully review those privacy policies before you use these sites to make sure that you are happy with how your personal information is being collected and shared.

We provide links to other websites which are not operated and controlled by North Herts CVS.

We have no control over and are not responsible for the content of those sites or how the third parties responsible for them collect and use your personal information.

We do not endorse or make any representations about third party websites.


Third party websites usually have their own privacy policies explaining how they use and share your personal information.

You should carefully review those privacy policies before you use these websites to make sure that you are happy with how your personal information is being collected and shared.



Use of cookies


What are cookies?

Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website.

This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.


What do we use cookies for?

We may use cookies to remember personal settings you have chosen at our website.

In no other context do we use cookies to collect information that identifies you personally.

Most of the cookies we set are automatically deleted from your computer when you leave our website or shortly afterwards.

We use anonymous session cookies (short-term cookies that disappear when you close your browser) to help you navigate the website and make the most of the features.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it.

This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage.

The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.

Should users wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website onto their computer’s hard drive, they should take necessary steps within their web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.





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.