Trustees

The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity; they help raise our eyes to the bigger picture, ensure we remain true to our values, keep in sight the current and future financial situation, and above all, as a Christian charity, keep us praying. We are so grateful for their commitment and passion.

Karen
KarenChair of Trustees.
Karen is Director of Communications at Moorlands College and part of their Senior Management team. Prior to this role, she worked as Managing Director of Simplicate, a concept development digital agency. Her work has encompassed various sectors including mental health, substance misuse, and early Years and family support.
Cliff
Cliff Treasurer
Cliff was employed as a Chartered Engineer working in the oil and gas industry and has experience in project management, running a business and many other business-related skills. Cliff is keen on getting churches to work together, as facilitated by Faithworks.
Ben
Ben
Previously a church Youth Minister, Ben also served with Soul Survivor, South Africa and now works in IT project management in London. Ben brings an awareness of youth culture, international poverty and the HIV/AIDS crisis, and family life in the 21st century. Ben has a passion for seeing Christians demonstrate their faith in action.
Neil
Neil
Neil works for H2-eco, a local renewable energy company supplying solar panel and heat pump systems in an effort to reduce the carbon impact of Dorset residents. With a varied work history, including twenty years in charity management and fifteen more in commercial business development, sales and marketing functions; Neil brings his diverse experience to support Faithworks governance. He has additional experience in safeguarding from personal, voluntary and previous employment roles and so is a member of the Safeguarding committee for Faithworks.
Richard
Richard
Richard is the pastor at Gateway Church, Alder Road. He is passionate to see Isaiah 1:17 put into action – communities that love to do good, and correct oppression and seek justice. Prior to full time ministry, Richard’s background was in business management and consultancy, having worked in the banking and telecoms industries in the UK, South Africa and the USA.
Sarah
Sarah
Sarah is the Vicar of St John with St Michael, Bournemouth. She is on the steering group for the Town pastors and also has a responsibility within Winchester Diocese as an Assistant Director of Ordinands. She has experience of school governance and is also a Trustee for two local Almshouses charities as well as having studied Russian and French!

Meet the Faithworks team

We are blessed with an amazing staff team, who are full of passion, new ideas and living life to the full! You will often find us discussing how we can develop our projects over a good, strong coffee!

Alistair
AlistairCEO
Chief Executive sounds very grand: for me it means exciting people with the big picture – “imagine what we could do together!” But it also means utterly supporting every team member: I want them to know that I’m “there for them”. Alistair is also an avid half-marathon runner, and can be seen in fancy dress at the Bournemouth Half Marathon!
Claire
ClaireBusiness Support Manager
Claire is our Business Support Manager and helps with all things behind the scenes. Claire loves netball, spreadsheets and Friday pizza movie nights!
Alan
Alan
Alan is the Deputy Manager at Poole Food Bank+. Alan loves exploring new places to stay with his wife Jayne and spending time with his family.
Becky
Becky
Becky is a CMA Debt Advisor. Becky loves spending time with family and friends, especially if it involves tea and cake or a trip to the beach! She loves to bake and has recently started running, although she’s not quite sure if she enjoys it yet!
Candice
Candice
Candice is our Social Media Lead. Two things she absolutely loves are kindness and laughter. ‘I admire people who show kindness to others, it is one of the greatest gifts you can give that is absolutely free.’
Catriona
Catriona
Catriona is the CMA Debt Advisor & Team Lead at Poole Food Bank+
She loves helping people and when she is not spending her spare time with family; she can be found in the sea. Winter sea swimming is a great passion of hers, as is the warming coffee with friends afterwards.
Charlie
Charlie
Charlie is the Faithworks Recovery Administrator. Charlie loves travelling and adventures including a good day trip, she even went to Albania for the day! She also loves a good book and socialising.
Claire H
Claire H
Claire H is our Homelessness Support Team Leader. Claire loves kayaking, swimming and generally being near the sea. Claire also enjoys travelling and her favourite part of the world is South East Asia. She is starting to get the hang of gardening and has a pet cat called Billy Cat!
Dave
Dave
David is our database expert – David adores chocolate especially in cake form and is also an expert on national bus services.
David
David
David is the Coordinator for the Homelessness work – David loves taking small steps now in order to make a big difference for the future. David also loves fishing, gardening and being outdoors.
Dawn
Dawn
Dawn is the Financial Projects Coordinator. Her dog, Rosie, and her kids get her out of bed in the morning. Dawn’s favourite meal and top tip for a recipe on a budget is Aubergine parmesan.
Derek
Derek
Derek is responsible for the Financial Wellbeing project. He is passionate about developing individual’s money skills to cope with today’s financial challenges. His interests include walking, reading, and model railways together with being a local radio presenter and lay preacher. He enjoys faith discussions particularly with good coffee.
Donna
Donna
Donna is the SMILE Link Worker. Donna loves watching and playing tennis. She agrees with Ruth that olives are not very pleasant!
Gail
Gail
Gail is the Manager of Blandford Food Bank+. She loves meeting and helping people, is passionate about her family and faith but hates the cold, dark days of winter!
Emma
Emma
Emma is Faithworks Recovery Projects Manager. Emma loves helping people on their journey to better themselves, is a dab hand at DIY and likes high adrenaline sport, having completed a wingwalk to raise money for Faithworks!
Georgia
Georgia
Georgia is a Support Worker who loves coming alongside those who need support on their journey and watching them flourish in their lives. She loves the beach, spending time with those who are important to her and exploring new places and countries. She dislikes tea and coffee!
Gill
Gill
Gill is the Manager at Poole Food Bank+. She loves being out and about walking her dogs in the New Forest and Dorset. She enjoys good food along with good company and doesn’t like being hungry!
Heidi
Heidi
Heidi is the Blandford Food Bank+ Deputy Manager. Heidi loves going to dog agility with her two spaniels Arthur and Peggy, growing flowers and vegetables in her garden and having days out in the Dorset countryside with her husband Dan and their campervan called Matilda!
Jane
Jane
Jane is the Poole Food Bank+ Store Supervisor. Jane likes being out and about as much as possible and also loves eating toffees!
Jo
Jo
Jo is the BCARS Training Worker & HIA (Hope into Action) Empowerment Worker. Jo’s biggest joy in life is spending time with friends and family and seeing people flourish! She is a total book worm, dog lover and has an odd fascination with the USA!
Karen
Karen
Karen is a Specialist Debt Advisor on our CMA team. Karen loves playing and watching tennis especially Wimbledon and also agrees with Ruth that olives are very unpleasant!
Leo
Leo
Leo is responsible for carpentry tuition in the 2nd Half Workshop in Bournemouth. He enjoys travelling with his wife Della and kite surfing.
Lucy
Lucy
Lucy is the SMILE Lone Parents Project Assistant
Martin
Martin
Martin is the CMA Administrator and CMA Team Lead Bournemouth. He is passionate about helping people, especially where money is concerned! Martin works directly with clients who are experiencing money troubles and also administers our debt advisory service. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, DIY and is learning to play tennis.
Nick
Nick
Nick is the Life Centres Project Manager. When Nick is not busy overseeing the Food Banks you will likely see him out and about running, on his bike or in a boat sailing!
Pete
Pete
Pete is a Recovery Support Worker and Trainee Coordinator. Pete wears many hats, both for Faithworks, and in church and education roles. He is passionate about faith, family, food, friends and football in all it’s forms! He is part of Bournemouth American Football team, the Bobcats. He lives in Weymouth with his wife Sarah and two children.
Racheal
Racheal
Racheal is the SMILE Projects Coordinator.
Rachel B
Rachel B
Rachel B is the Volunteer and Supporter Care Coordinator. She loves early morning swims in the sea and eating salted popcorn with chocolate M&M’s.
Rachel P
Rachel P
Rachel is the Wimborne Food Bank+ Deputy Manager.
Rob
Rob
Rob is the Commercial and Training Coordinator on our Homelessness team.
Ruth
Ruth
Ruth leads on our Communications. Ruth loves cooking and being able to bring a smile to people’s faces, however she can’t stand olives!
Sam
Sam
Sam is our Finance Officer. Aside from loving a good spreadsheet , Sam also loves a good book, cooking and spending time with her family.
Sarah
Sarah
Sarah is the Christchurch Food Bank+ Deputy Manager. Sarah loves walking her dog on the beach – she doesn’t mind if it’s in the sunshine with the waves gently lapping on the sand, or if it’s blowing a gale! It’s just great to be out enjoying the wonderful part of the world we live in.
Sara-Jane
Sara-Jane
Sara-Jane is our Fundraising Officer. Sara-Jane mostly focuses on researching and preparing proposals and requests to grant giving Trusts and Foundations for various projects or for the charity as a whole.
Sharon
Sharon
Sharon is the Wimborne Food Bank+ Coordinator – she loves being outdoors especially doing long coastal and woodland walks with her husband. She also likes a challenge and has climbed Snowdon, skydived from 12,000 feet, done the fastest zip line in the world and been scuba diving! Not surprisingly Sharon dislikes being indoors on a sunny day!
Sue
Sue
Sue is the Executive Assistant to the Board of Trustees and CEO. She is studying for an Open University Degree in history and in any spare time practices her art and calligraphy skills. Cooking is another hobby although she has a long-standing phobia about custard!
Tracy
Tracy
Tracy is the Manager of Christchurch Food Bank – she loves mashed potato sandwiches – everything seems better after one! However, she hates flying things whether it’s a ladybird or a dragon…she just doesn’t like them!

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