We are a small, dynamic, focused and energetic team to deliver real value to our members.
We're rarely in the office (especially in these Covid-days) but we are digitally mobile and can be found meeting members, running events and delivering services on their behalf all from the comfort of our spare bedrooms, kitchens, dining rooms and occasionally gardens.
You can contact us via our individual Twitter profiles, or use the 'contact us' details at the bottom of the page.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Maddy joined NAVCA as our CEO in March 2021. Her previous roles include CEO of Voluntary Action Sheffield, one of NAVCA’s members, and a range of posts in the Civil Service, including as Deputy Director for Higher Education at BEIS. She’s really keen to build on existing relationships and connections and be an influential and persuasive voice at national level, setting out the critical nature of local infrastructure at national level, demonstrating the importance of local infrastructure support for resilient communities as the best path to recovery.
HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS
AND EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
With many years professional and voluntary experience in communications, policy and public affairs, Clare joined NAVCA in January 2020. Clare is particularly interested in supporting VCSE to develop their stakeholder engagement work. Her experience includes working for an MP for over a decade and volunteering for charities and not-for-profit campaign groups. Clare is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and a Chartered PR Practitioner.
Alex joined NAVCA in April 2020 following several years as Chief Executive of a West Midlands-based VCSE infrastructure organisation. His experience in local infrastructure, and previous roles within funding bodies, local authorities and medium-sized charities have developed his extensive knowledge in organisational development support, funding advice and partnership development. He has a particular interest in grant making policy and is passionate about supporting VCSEs to measure and communicate their impact to enhance sustainability.
Anna engages with NAVCA's members to ensure they are directed to the services they need. By listening to our members, Anna identifies emerging trends and shares the remarkable contribution our members make to local social action, with those who need to hear it. Anna is also responsible for managing NAVCA’s Quality Award and new membership applications. With a decade of experience working with small charities, and at NAVCA since 2014, Anna has a keen interest in the role local infrastructure plays in emergency response, community cohesion and health and social care.
POLICY AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Lucy re-joined NAVCA in April 2020 as Policy and Communications Manager, having previously been with NAVCA as the Membership Officer from 2015-17.
Lucy is passionate about digital communications and has spent her career finding new ways to make information more accessible and creating platforms for others to share knowledge to a wider audience.
You can always talk to her on Twitter about social inclusion, equality and Star Wars.
Kathryn joined NAVCA as Programmes Manager in September 2020, having previously worked for a large, national charitable organisation. She is passionate about delivering effective and meaningful projects and programmes and ensuring outcomes are achieved and benefits are realised. She enjoys working with partners and stakeholders and has a wealth of experience working with local VCSE groups. She understands the context and climate these groups work within and that by putting our members are the heart of our programme development we will create benefits that are meaningful and long-lasting for the whole sector.
Marcus joined NAVCA in August 2020 as Partnerships Manager, with a specific focus on the delivery of the Health & Wellbeing Alliance and VCS Emergencies Partnership programmes. He has a charity background, working with local and national organisations with a focus on community and healthcare.
Marcus specialises in programme management, coordinating events and stakeholder engagement. In his spare time, he is a trustee and performing member of a community theatre company.
EXECUTIVE OFFICE MANAGER
Cheng Ee joined NAVCA in November 2020 as Executive Office Manager having previously held similar roles in the education sector. Cheng Ee’s primary focus is to support NAVCA’s Board of Trustees, Senior Management and a robust corporate governance structure.
Karen joined NAVCA in November 2020 as Finance Manager having worked in a number of different industries as a member of CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants). Karen’s primary focus is in strong collaboration with teams across organisations to influence decisions and aid the achievement of strategic goals as well as reporting and financial systems. Karen has volunteered with a number of charities both in South Yorkshire and overseas and truly believes in the positive impact that volunteering can make to local communities.
JuliAnne has been with NAVCA since 2016, working part time, and she looks after the day-to-day finances of the organisation. When she's not at NAVCA, JuliAnne spends her time supporting her local food bank and other community activities, which gives her a good understanding of the work NAVCA members and their networks do, and the impact of social action.
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