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Meet the Team
Peter Kay, Chief Officer
Peter has an accomplished career in business and enterprise support in a variety of roles in the north of England. Peter's experience of working in all sectors drives Ouseburn Trust's business model to ensure innovation in project delivery. As a consultant on behalf of Locality, Peter further shares his expertise to inspire business growth across the Development Trust Association membership delivering financial, strategic and operational guidance. Particular areas of interest include building economic and social capital with local communities of interest.
Peter has an MBA in Business and Finance from the University of Bolton and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Peter is also a member of the Institute of Consulting. As a Trustee with East End Community Alliance, Peter applies his strategic management skills to benefit community development activities in the East End of Newcastle and is an early adopter of new approaches to community regeneration. In his spare time, Peter is Chair of Alnwick and District Beekeeping Association, also enjoys travelling and is a keen gardener.
Lesley Turner, Admin and Communications Officer
Lesley has been working in events and promotion for Age UK North Tyneside for the past 10 years, including organising the Age Takes Centre Stage Festival every October. Before that she ran an energy efficiency advice centre in Newcastle and worked in rural community development in County Durham.
As well as general admin for the organisation her work includes the Ouseburn Valley News, the Trust’s website and social media, and celebrating and promoting our achievements. She’s enjoying getting to know the Trust’s volunteers, members and friends.
Lesley has been visiting and enjoying the Ouseburn Valley for many years and is a member/volunteer at Northern Print. She has also written 2 full length shows and 10 short plays reclaiming stories from Tyneside’s heritage, for outdoor performance by North Tyneside Community Theatre.
Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
Clive Goodwin, Victoria Tunnel Co-ordinator
Clive worked as a Civil Servant, until taking early retirement in 2007. During his career Clive enjoyed working with people in a variety of Child Benefit and National Insurance roles. In particular, Clive was involved in the early identification of Identity Fraud (stolen and miss-use of National Insurance numbers). That role rapidly evolved in the early 1990s as fraudulent use of identities increased and means of dealing with it had to be developed and Clive thoroughly enjoyed that work.
Clive also enjoyed his roles as a manager of Refunding incorrect or excess National Insurance contributions and as Staff Suggestion Co-ordinator, helping ideas to be developed, introducing those ideas to the National Insurance system and rewarding the individual suggestors for their ideas.
In his spare time, Clive is a keen cyclist, gardener and secretary of a local Golf Society. His main interest though is his family and friends.
Clive is the Co-ordinator of Guided Tours of The Victoria Tunnel.
He is currently looking for new volunteers to help the team on those guided tours and if that is something you think you would like to do, please contact Clive on 0191 2616596.
Tours take place each week on Wednesdays at 1.30 pm; Thursdays at 6.30 pm; on Fridays at 10.30 am and 1.30 pm; Saturdays at 10 am and 1 pm and on most Sundays at 1 pm. To book a tour please click here
Office hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am - 5 pm.
Mandy Robinson, Open Doors Co-ordinator
Having worked in the voluntary sector for over 15 years Mandy was delighted to take up the post as Open Doors Co-ordinator in June 2012. She has worked with national, regional and local charities developing and managing projects and implementing quality assurance systems with National Mind and Northumberland Children’s Fund. She had also been an NVQ assessor and management trainer with Project North East before becoming a self-employed coach and facilitator.
Previously a trustee with Mind in Gateshead she now volunteers for Macmillan and enjoys gardening, reading and walking her aged dog at a leisurely pace!
For more about the Open Doors programme, please click here.
Office hours: Mondays - Wednesdays, 8.30am - 4.30pm
Julie Carr, Finance and Monitoring Officer
For the last ten years Julie has worked in the voluntary sector, co-managing a domiciliary care agency in Heaton and directly reporting to the Board of Trustees and other stakeholders.
Julie will be doing the Trust’s day to day book-keeping, as well as financial reporting and project monitoring. Longer term she will be developing social auditing.
Out of work Julie is kept busy with her two young daughters.
Office hours: Mondays - Tuesdays, 8.30am - 4.30pm
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