The Havering Volunteer Centre would like to proudly introduce their brand new board of trustees, who bring with them varied and valued skills.
Since retiring from commerce, Simon has become involved as a volunteer as an Independent Custody Visitor, the CA Witness Service and acting as an appropriate adult at Ilford Police Station. He is also a member of Redbridge Safer Neighbourhood Board and Stop & Search Monitoring Group.
Jan is currently employed by Saint Francis Hospice as the business development manager and has been working in the voluntary sector 30 years. Jan was previously the divisional manager for the North East London area at Victim Support and in that time managed extensively large budgets, partnership working, many successful projects and teams of trusted volunteers. She has a long standing passion for the voluntary sector and this is displayed by her joining HVC as a member of the board of trustees.
Simon is a retired manager in a Bank and currently volunteers with CAB witness service, a current volunteer for Brookside Theatre and is the Secretary with the largest table tennis club in the area. His financial background is deployed overseeing Havering Volunteer Centre’s budgets and finances. Simon has been volunteering for 10 years and offers HVC a varied diverse range of expertise.
Linda Van den Hende
Craig is a Social Entrepreneur and Graphic Designer from Romford, Essex.
With 8 years’ experience within both the Voluntary Sector and the Social Enterprise Sector, Craig has been involved in many local projects before joining the volunteer centre, including producing marketing for the Harold Hill Festival.
Outside his role as Chair of the Havering Volunteer Centre, Craig works full-time in the Marketing & Communications Department for local charity Tapestry; creating and producing a wide range of flyers, posters, leaflets and reports. He is also an advisor to the Big Lottery Fund’s Investment Team, and a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) and the Foundation of Social Entrepreneurs (UnLtd).