OUR TRUSTEES

MAKING SURE EVERYTHING WORKS
A young boy jumping.

The Board of Trustees comprises volunteers who take responsibility for leading strategic direction; monitoring performance; and ensuring that there is compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements: always within the scope of the national Home-Start agreement.

Our Trustees also take charge of financial management, the employing of staff, the premises from which the work is administered, good governance and the promotion of the organisation’s activities.


NEIL BENT

Chair of the Board of Trustees

NEIL is Chair of the Board of Trustees. He is a classically educated marketer with a background in advertising, public relations, sales promotion and business management. He has run his own marketing business in the High Peak since 2003 and has been a Trustee since 2010.

STEVE SHINN

Treasurer

STEVE is Treasurer. A fully qualified chartered management accountant running his own practice, Steve brings to the scheme a wealth of accounting, taxation and financial management experience.

MIRY GOSLING

Grandmother MIRY is a retired deputy head teacher of a school for children with special needs and is used to working alongside educational psychologists, social workers and the police education section.

LESLEY GERMAN

Another grandma, LESLEY, an Early Years teacher, is a former volunteer, then co-ordinator, with Home-Start in Hampshire. Since moving to live in Hayfield she has been supporting many local families in the High Peak.

LESLEY HAVEN

Before retiring, LESLEY was a senior manager at a company in the not-for-profit sector, involved mainly with HR and finance.  Since then, Lesley has been able to spend more time with her grandchildren and contributing to Home-Start.

JANE FARLEY

We are proud to have JANE as a trustee, as Jane has been with Home Start UK since inception. She has been a trustee with us for 9 years, previously to this she was a trustee for Sheffield for 10. She was a primary school teacher, and then she became a Relate Counsellor over a span of 20 Years. Following  this Jane spent 25 years as a counsellor with Derwent Rural Counselling Service.

KATHERINE RUSHTON

KATHERINE  joined the Board of Trustees in December 2014. She has experienced the benefits of receiving Home Start High Peak support, and so bringing this and life experiences to the board. In her other role she delivers yoga classes, workshops and a teacher training programme in the High Peak area, which supports women, children and families.

Become a Trustee

Interested in supporting parents in the community and working as part of a successful team?