|Meet the Team|
Chief Executive Officer
Sue implements work programmes, policies and decisions of the Management Committee. She is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Volunteer Centre in Buxton and its projects. Sue also promotes volunteering in Buxton and the High Peak in Derbyshire through the various committees and organisations with which she is associated.
|Deputy Chief Executive Officer|
Alistair supports the chief executive officer and has a remit to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the Volunteer Centre through the introduction of efficient business systems. Alistair also manages Cleaning Services and both the Handyvan and Readycall services.
The co-ordinator is responsible for the recruitment of volunteers and for guiding people into opportunities with other organisations. They also provide information, training and support to other volunteering organisations.
|Home Support Manager|
Along with Jackie Redfern, Carole manages Buxton Home Support Services. She is responsible for the support, management and training of our care staff, producing care plans, carrying out risk assessments and conducting reviews. Overall she ensures that people in the community, in need of care and assistance, get the best service possible.
|High Peak Development Worker|
Jackie is part of the High Peak Volunteering team. She recruits and matches volunteers to opportunities and also provides information and support to volunteering organisations. She also co-manages the Buxton Home Support Services with Carole.
Howard manages the Volunteer Transport Scheme as well as supporting the volunteer drivers and administration assistants. He promotes the market for the scheme and is responsible for driver training and all vehicle maintenance.
Rachael co-ordinates the befriending service for the centre, matching volunteers to elderly, isolated people in Buxton and Chapel-en-le-Frith who don't have families living locally. She also looks after the Hospital to Home project and assists with Home Support.
Margaret manages all our accounts, ensuring all financial monitoring reports are complete for funding as well as managing our day-to-day finances.
Andrew supports Margaret in the accounts department and provides administration support to the Children's Service, High Peak Volunteering and Marketing.
Alan co-ordinates work for the Readycall service. He specialises in basic plumbing, grab rails, hand rails and home maintenance. Alan also provides quotes for statutory partners such as Adult Care and HPCH.
Pete carries out all the Handyvan work in the High Peak area. He fits fire and security equipment and gives advice to help people remain safe and secure in their own homes.
Claire and Jackie are the development workers for a new project in partnership with Volunteer Centre Buxton. They are working with organisations in the High Peak and Hope Valley areas to ensure they have volunteer support.
Louise supports the High Peak Volunteering project, the development workers and the central team.
|Children's Service Co-ordinator|
Michelle manages our service for children and young people with additional needs. She is responsible for the support, management and training of the Children's Service workers.
|Aiming High Co-ordinator|
Kate co-ordinates a team of workers who support children and young people with additional needs, allowing them to access mainstream activities similar to their peers.
Lizzie is the main link between the people we transport and the volunteer drivers. She books the drivers to take people to their appointment and also supports the drivers with any problems they may have.
Brian carries out all the Handyvan work in the Derbyshire Dales. He fits fire and security equipment and gives advice to people to help them stay safe in their homes.
|Readycall and Handyvan Support|
Anne supports and carries out work for the Readycall and Handyvan services. She liaises with customers, sends out invoices and manages the associated databases.
|Children's Service Co-ordinator|
Helen assists Michelle, providing support to children and young people with additional needs.