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Meet the team

Mike Wild Mike Wild, Chief Executive
My role is to lead Macc, developing the organisation so we play a useful role in the city. I keep a watch on policy issues, try to be creative in finding new ways to address issues and speak up on behalf of the local voluntary and community sector. I build relationships with a wide range of partners and support our Trustees in ensuring Macc and the rest of the sector makes a real difference to life in Manchester. In other words I try to get more people doing more socially useful stuff.
Martin Preston Martin Preston, Deputy Chief Executive
I am responsible for maintaining and developing Macc’s service portfolio including capacity building, volunteering, policy and influence work with local voluntary and community sector groups. Working closely with the Chief Executive, I help to maintain an overview of service planning, income generation, performance and quality processes and the monitoring of results and impact.
 
Angela Hampson Angela Hampson, Finance Manager
As a member of the Management Team, my role is to manage the finances across all areas of Macc's work covering everything from funding income to invoices and payroll. I provide regular reports for the Treasurer and the Board of Trustees and liaise with our auditors to complete our annual statement of accounts and audit.
Sandra Bellamy

Sandra Bellamy, Reception Worker
As the first point of contact, I welcome visitors on their arrival here at Macc with a warm smile and friendly face. I also:
See to the smooth running of the Macc office
Arrange the calendar for internal and external room bookings
Necessities - I keep in place
Direct all external visitors on arrival for meetings in the right direction
Receive and distribute incoming mail
Assist my colleagues where and when I can

Pauline Clark Pauline Clark, Office and Facilities Worker
I oversee the running of the room hire. Buy resources for the office from a paper clip to a piece of furniture. Membership Secretary working on Macc Membership for organisations.  Undertake HR and finance duties.
 
Policy and Influence Team

Oliver Cranfield, Grants Development Worker
As Macc’s Grants Development Worker, I administer the grants programmes that are made available to Manchester’s voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. The programmes I currently administer include the NHS Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group Mental Health Grants as well as our own Spirit of Manchester Mini-Grants. I am also involved in the development and delivery of new grants programmes such as the Spirit of Manchester Active Communities Fund.

Terru Manyeh

Terry Manyeh, Community Development Coordinator: Manchester Active
As the community development coordinator for Manchester Active. I am leading delivery for a new Sport England Pilot which aims to increase sport and physical activity - the objective of the pilot is to gain valuable insight to be used to develop solutions around the location specific barriers faced by the identified key demographics.

My focus is to increase community engagement in the Manchester Local Pilot of the GM Moving programme whilst building wider and longer-term collaboration between the voluntary sector and local government.

Nigel Rose Nigel Rose, Strategic Lead (Commissioning)
My role is about influencing the way that public bodies carry out commissioning – how they involve voluntary sector organisations and their beneficiaries in planning, designing and carrying out services. The underlying principles that guide my influence work are community development, co-production and co-design, social value and strength-based approaches to personal care. My key connections, apart from with voluntary sector organisations, are with public sector commissioners and procurement departments. I have worked in many voluntary sector organisations in both paid and unpaid roles including Manchester MIND, Refugee Action, Greater Manchester Immigration Unit, Chorlton Refurb, and Green Chorlton.
Anna Tait Anna Tate, Policy and Influence Development Worker

Helen Walker, Policy and Influence Worker
I am responsible for providing communications and administrative support to the Policy and Influence Team and across Macc. This includes assisting with Voluntary Sector Assembly events and network meetings, updating the Manchester Community Central website with policy news, and tweeting from the @PolicyVoiceMacc Twitter account. I also assist colleagues with projects such as Systems Leadership and the Mental Health Grants Programme

 
Capacity Building Team
Sarah Whitelegg Sarah Whitelegg, Capacity Building Team Manager
My role is to make sure that voluntary and community groups in Manchester know where they can access useful support and guidance to strengthen and develop their organisations. This can range from helping very new groups, to choosing the right structure and understanding good governance, to providing funding support, planning, policy development and asset transfer. I manage and support the Capacity Building Team to provide this help through our open training programme, bespoke training, communications and tailored one-to-one support for groups across the city and I manage the development and delivery of additional specific capacity building projects.

Millie Brown, Organisational Development Worker
I’m here to support community, voluntary and social enterprise organisations to develop - from getting set up to regulatory compliance, securing funding, measuring impact or creating strategies to adapt to an uncertain future. I want to see grassroots groups led by and for the community they serve know where to access support and how to get the resources they need to achieve their mission.

Charlotte Chilvers, Trainee Organisation Development Worker
Michelle Foster

Michelle Foster, Communications Worker - Capacity Building Team
My role includes regularly updating the Manchester Community Central website, producing the weekly email bulletin and producing the quarterly newsletter. I also answer the telephone information line and respond to email enquiries. 

Cheryl McAlistar Cheryl McAlister, Training Co-ordinator
My role is to support local voluntary and community groups with everything that is training related, whether this is working with groups in identifying their training needs to co-ordinating our programme of training events often working with colleagues across Macc and external providers. I manage the training section on the website and ensure that the pages are updated with new and relevant training opportunities.
I also lead on the Spirit of Manchester programme where we celebrate the fantastic diverse range of work happening across the city of Manchester by our amazing sector.  
Stuart Vaughan, Organisational Development Worker
As a member of the Capacity Building Team, I work with a wide range of community groups, charities and social enterprises, helping them to navigate through the world of funding applications, governance and general group management to enable them to not only survive but to thrive in these challenging times.
 
Active Communities Team
Jack Puller Jack Puller, Active Communities Manager
My role is to lead Macc’s work that supports and encourages local people to be active citizens through volunteering and other forms of participation; and to support asset and strength-based approaches to work with individuals and communities to bring about positive change. I manage Active Communities projects including Volunteer Centre Manchester, the Greater Manchester Older People’s Network, Manchester Community Reporters and Skill Givers.
“I want to help people do more good or useful stuff in the City of Manchester – and beyond!”
 

Barkery Jammeh, Volunteering Development Worker
My duties include working with new and experienced volunteers, providing support, training, and delivering suitable opportunities. I also work with volunteer organisations to develop new or help improve existing systems. My role is part-time and I usually work on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Aleena Khan, Active Communities Worker
As Active Communities Worker, my role entails supporting the whole Team. This is mainly through administrative support, marketing and promotional activities for all of our projects and services. Some of my duties include being one of the first points of the contact for the Volunteer Centre and responding to enquiries, ensuring the database is up-to-date and monitoring and evaluating the impact of our projects.

Liz Liz Jones, GM Older People's Network Development Worker
My role is to support the Greater Manchester Older People’s Network (GMOPN) to champion the voice of older people within policy, strategy and communities in Greater Manchester. The GMOPN is part of Ambition for Ageing, a programme designed to support older people who are experiencing loneliness and social isolation.  I organise and deliver large-scale events on key policy areas such as health and transport, facilitate workshops and produce event reports and manifestos. I support our Action Group to achieve change by spreading the key messages and recommendations that have come from our consultations and workshops. I am supporting the network to grow and develop by implementing a training programme and offering various participation, consultation and partnership-working opportunities.
 
Victoria Jones

Victoria Jones, Project Support Worker
I am a Project Support Worker and I’ll be at Macc for the next year as part of a Graduate Training Programme called Charityworks. I am mainly involved with supporting the participation of members of the Greater Manchester Older People’s Network. Some of my duties include assisting with the practical organisation of events and meetings, responding to enquiries, producing a monthly newsletter and providing updates via social media. I am also involved with Macc’s grants programme management service.

 
Hannah Powell
Hannah Powell, Media and Marketing Worker
My role is to work across Macc supporting different teams and projects with developing their marketing and use of media, including social media and films. Since the COVID-19 pandemic I have been colleting and sharing Manchester Kindness Stories - of how organisations and volunteers in Manchester communities have been supporting each other. I also lead on the film aspect of the Spirt of Manchester Awards and am leading on arranging the awards this year (2021).

Beth Shipley, GM Older People’s Network Administrative Support Worker
My role includes providing administrative support to the Greater Manchester Older People’s Network. I help to produce the GMOPN Newsletter, look after our twitter account and I’m here to answer any enquiries you have about the network. I also provide support to the GMOPN meetings.

Thomas Waring

Tom Waring, Sharing Manchester: Project Lead

I offer practical support to all those in our city that want to create a fairer and more sustainable economy.