Who we are
Northumberland CVA (Northumberland Community Voluntary Action) is a membership charity and a local infrastructure organisation. We support our communities and enable people by providing high quality services to help our local charities, voluntary groups, and social enterprises operate safely and legally and support them to develop their capabilities to deliver their own services.
We act as an advocate for the voluntary and community sector in Northumberland by providing a platform for our members to share their perspective, tell their story and address issues that affect them and their communities. We bring people together to connect, share and support one another and act as a conduit for information and intelligence between sectors to help build partnerships and collaborations.
As well as these core infrastructure services, we also deliver a range of projects and activities that benefit the communities we serve, from employability services to support for older people to help them retain their independence.
Being a member of Northumberland CVA allows you to show your support for our mission and influence the way we develop in the future. Find out more about the benefits and responsibilities of being a member of Northumberland CVA.
Our legal status
Northumberland CVA operates under the umbrella of Wansbeck CVS, which is a registered charity (no.1119404.) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (registration no.5980151.). The company is governed by a Memorandum & Articles of Association and is run by paid staff under the management of volunteers who are both directors of the company and trustees of the charity.
Our staff team
We have a dedicated team who keep the fires burning here at Northumberland CVA:
Anne Lyall - Chief Executive Officer
Finance and Administration Team
Bethany Moir - Receptionist / Administrator
Rachel Lewis - Finance Officer
Core Service Delivery Team
Marc Johnson - VCS Support Services Manager
Jackie Auld - Information & Communication Officer
Ann Atkinson - Assembly Development Officer
Martin Conway - Community Builder
Project Delivery Teams
Older People's Services
Rob Gillie - Re:Action Project Coordinator
Bridge Northumberland Interventions
Caroline Burden - Volunteering Support Officer / Bridge Connector Coordinator
Lisa Wackett - Supported Volunteering Project Coordinator
Sarah Tate - Supported Volunteering Project Administrator
Bridge Northumberland Core Delivery
Kay Harrington-Kemper - Partnership and Performance Lead (NCC)
Caroline Rogan - Bridge Worker Lead
Leanne Brown - Bridge Worker
Angela Evans - Bridge Worker
Dave Gravell - Bridge Worker
Michelle Stoker - Bridge Support Officer
Christine Foster - Bridge Support Officer
Angela Broome - Bridge Compliance Worker
Clair Parker - Bridge Beneficiary Recruitment & Engagement Officer
Jane Coney - Bridge Communications and Marketing Officer
And an equally dedicated board of trustees:
Rodney James - Chair
Joe Jackson - Vice Chair
If you'd like to know more about Northumberland CVA, its services or its people, please get in touch:
Call: 01670 858688