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Staff and Management

Our current staffing comprises of

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Sarah Bird

Chief Executive

 
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Martin Simon

 Founding Advisor

Nicki Baker

Finance and Administration

Ian Toplis

Ian Toplis

 Information Manager

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Kaaren Morris

London Timebanking Networks Project Manager

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Janet Compton

Hampshire Timebanking Network Manager

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Alexis Karlin

Development Manager, London

Rosa

Rosa Ordonez

Membership

25 Associate Consultants – Committed to specific projects/themes based across the UK

We have additional ad-hoc Associate Consultants helping us deliver a range of training topics and workshops as and when required.

Our current trustees are

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Dr Sebastian Yuen

Sebastian is a consultant paediatrician in George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton. He was appointed in 2013 to help set up a new, 24/7 consultant-delivered ambulatory service with no middle grade doctors or ward. He believes the NHS needs radical change and that this needs to be bottom-up and co-produced with frontline staff, patients and citizens.

During his quality improvement fellowship at the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement (2008-10), he developed a Paediatric Early Warning System that improved outcomes. In 2012-3, he was part of the King’s Fund Patient and Family Centred Care programme (Walsall) which won a national patient safety award. As a NHS CareMaker, Sebastian has run a series of Reflective Spaces and team-building workshops to improve staff experience, with excellent feedback. In 2015 he was invited to represent his Trust on an exchange to Nicaragua. This led him to learn about the importance of community development and building social capital to improve public health. He has a Diploma in Medical Education and is now halfway through a Masters in Healthcare Leadership.

In 2014, Sebastian was selected as a Health Service Journal Rising Star. He has recently been invited to become an Ambassador for The Academy of FabulousStuff.

Connect via @S3bster and LinkedIn.

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Claire Tomkinson

Claire is Wellbeing Development Lead and Policy and Influence Team Lead at Macc, which is the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector support organisation for Manchester. Claire recently returned to the voluntary sector after three years working in Social Housing where she established a busy and popular time bank in partnership with local people and organisations. Claire is passionate about asset based approaches and using timebanking as a mechanism for defining people by their skills, gifts and talents as opposed to making people dependent on services without celebrating and connecting what they already have. Claire’s main areas of work include health, wellbeing, collaboration and always believing that People Can!

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Paul Weaver

Paul is an experienced researcher with extensive knowledge of timebanking, related social innovation initiatives, strategic planning, partnerships, collaborations, funding opportunities, measuring/evaluating, and social innovation governance.

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Gregory Taylor

Gregory is freelance consultant and freelance writer. He has been working in the charity and PR sector for five years since leaving Bristol University, this has included working as a public affairs researcher for the Salvation Army and for MIND as policy researcher based in North London. He also worked for the National Autistic society undertaking campaign work on employment issues.

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Grant Jessop

Grant began his working career in banking product sales before taking the plunge into the demanding and fast paced industry of recruitment. Initially starting at one the leading recruiters of the time, based in London, he has become somewhat of a start-up and growth specialist always creating and growing new desks and divisions. After 9 years in the industry he has most recently held divisional director roles overseeing concept, creation and delivery of new businesses. Currently employed by Capita Plc, a FTSE 100 company, he is commercially astute and well abreast with the latest digital marketing and social strategies. Outside of the office Grant is on the board of governors of an ‘Outstanding’ school in South London and a firm believer of developing community cohesion and wellbeing.

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Richard Gardiner

Richard started out as a carpenters apprentice at the Brixton school of building.
He finished his education with a masters degree in stair case building. He moved to Germany where carried on working as a foreman for 21 years, before returning to the UK in 1995 to continue work here. In 2000 he was employed by New Economist Foundation to work and set up the first time bank in a Doctors surgery, Rushey Green Time Bank. He then went on to set up Greenwich Time Bank where he worked until
2002. He has since helped with training days and events with newer time banks.

Company Secretary – Sarah Bird

 

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