Jenny is a member of the Finance Subcommittee and also acts as the charity’s treasurer.
Voluntary Work - Doug founded a new branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Gloucestershire to help those affected by MS, and was Chair for a number of years. He has also been a Non Executive Director for various charities and has helped young people start their own business, acting as a Business Mentor for the Princes Trust. Doug is a firm believer in helping people to help themselves towards a better future, and is also a strong advocate of lifelong learning. Doug is a qualified Programme Manager, a Chartered Marketer and a Fellow of the CMI.
Doug is the Chair of the Quality Subcommittee and a member of the HR Subcommittee.
That (and a Diploma in Arts Management – as a very mature student) prompted a move into freelance work specialising in HR and governance support for arts organisations and the wider not for profit sector.
Now retired, she is an active arts and heritage volunteer and a trustee of 2 local Swindon organisations – Big Breakfast + (supporting the homeless) & Nythe Community Centre. She is also a past member of the Wiltshire Probation Board.
Rosemary has a BA (Hons) degree in English and is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Rosemary previously chaired Swindon CIPD branch and the local CIPD self-employed network.
Rosemary is the Chair of the HR Subcommittee.
He has worked in media services at the University of Leeds and founded the new Learning Resources Department at the Brighton Polytechnic, now University of Brighton. He also worked at South Bank Polytechnic in the Distance Learning Unit.
Clive was a founder (volunteer) 1994 Trustee of Sussex EMMAUS, the fifth of the UK network of international EMMAUS Communities for previously homeless people. These people live and work to collect, refurbish and retail donated household goods. He is still a Trustee and Assistant Treasurer with work on training and development in the community, and is also a Trustee of EMMAUS UK and a member of it's Training and Development Group.
Clive founded "Farms for Families", to bring children and their parents/carers to farms for regular visits to help redevelop family bonds and social and "coping" skills by periodic work on the land.
Clive is now trustee of Taunton Deane T.V.A. and of the Taunton Home Furniture Services Trust.
Clive is a member of the Finance Subcommittee.
After completing a Post Graduate Certificate of Education Martin entered the teaching profession as a teacher of Geography. He held positions of responsibility in both pastoral and curriculum management and was very involved with extra-curricular activity working with students in the outdoors. More recently Martin has worked for the curriculum development and awarding organisation ASDAN and currently holds the post of Head of National Operations.
Martin is a member of the Quality Subcommittee.
Steve is the Chair of the Finance Subcommittee.
Miranda has been Chair of the Board of Trustees since December 2013.