Take a look behind our images for more information about the NCVS team. We're pleased to let you get to know us better.
Pauline is a community development, neighbourhood regeneration and training practitioner, working with diverse communities across Nottingham and beyond since her early 20s. She is passionate about equality issues. You may have seen her on a stall - whether through work, a campaign, or one of her creative projects.
When not busy with NCVS admin, Lucy is our office social secretary, ensuring the team makes the most of Nottingham’s amazing venues and menus! Lucy particularly loves spreading festive cheer at Christmas. Throughout the year, she plays clarinet with Nottingham Concert Band at venues across the East Midlands.
Nicki gets excited by organising information and implementing efficient systems. Tidying data keeps her happy - as long as it benefits Nottingham people and improves communication. Attention to detail is her thing. She also writes poetry, enjoys building with Lego, and loves cats.
Cheryl is likely to greet you on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday morning.
Mary is likely to greet you on Monday and Tuesday mornings - and other times just to surprise you.
Filipa has a (not so) secret obsession with Excel. A brief stint in the corporate world reconfirmed that her heart is in the community and voluntary sector. She longs for the sunshine and gastronomy of her home country Portugal, but has embraced British timeliness and queuing habits too much to ever fit in southern Europe again.
David provides advice, guidance & support on everything in the life of a group/organisation from start up to closure. He enjoys delivering training on Being a Trustee, How to Take Minutes & How to Chair and Manage Meetings, and is an Acas trained workplace mediator. He also enjoys walking his dogs on long sandy beaches.
Jules has experience across the voluntary, public and private sectors both here and in the US. She has worked with enterprising community organisations and social enterprises across the East Midlands since arriving in the UK nearly 20 years ago. She feels more British than ever now she and her wife have taken on their first allotment.
Shirley will greet you every afternoon.
Dave has a lifetime of volunteering experience and almost 40 years as a leader of volunteers. If he doesn't know the answer, he knows where to find it.
In his spare time, Dave is Santa. He is also a railway anorak, motorcyclist, DJ and music collector
Natalie has just got engaged. Pretty appropriate given her job title! Natalie has a background in journalism & public relations. She enjoys design in her role - whether it’s creating a new roller banner or a poster for a training course. The local alpaca farm is her favourite place in the world. She also dreams of luxury holidays abroad.
Chris is a highly experienced Collections and Recoveries leader, completing 20 years of senior leadership positions with NatWest Bank, Capital One, HBOS, Citi Bank and Nationwide Building Society. He is semi-retired and also holds a voluntary board role at Nottingham Credit Union. He enjoys football, golf, travel, good food & wine.
Stephen is Head of Fundraising and Communications at Autism East Midlands. Over his career in a variety of development settings, he has built successful partnerships, and sits on Nottingham City Council's Tech 1000 board. Outside of work, he enjoys playing guitar, basketball, and football.
Richard is Chief Executive Officer at Tuntum Housing Association. He has been a Management Consultant, a Regulator with the Housing Corporation & senior officer in the Ethnic Minorities Unit at the former GLC. He was awarded the MBE in 2005 for services to social housing & the Caribbean community in the East Midlands.
Jonathan is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nottingham and has worked at the university for over 12 years in a number of roles, including Head of the Department of Philosophy and Chair of the University’s Quality and Standards Committee.
Roy is a retired Local Government Officer with over 35 years experience as an advocate on Social Security Law with a specialism in Employment and Immigration Law. He has served as a trustee for numerous organisations within the BAME community and wider community.