Council for Voluntary Service Uttlesford
Having served within the Metropolitan and Essex Police services as a Detective for 20 years, I then moved into the Voluntary Community Sector as County Manager of the Essex Home Office initiative Drugs Intervention Programme, I continued to manage similar substance misuse services moving more into the clinical approaches to addiction treatment in London, West Sussex and then again in Essex. I then acquired a position of Head of Operations with a Youth service that worked with troubled youth in the outdoors. I am currently Chief Officer of the Council for Voluntary Service Uttlesford leading an infrastructure organisation supporting the local Voluntary Community Sector. I am an appointed Governor of EPUT – NHS Trust, and Director of Uttlesford Health. I am passionate about the relevance the Voluntary Sector has within our communities, especially through the Asset Based Community Building approach and how digital innovation will impact positively upon the VCS and the communities we work within.