Service Delivery Team
Role: Case Manager
What I do – I work with ex-Army personnel to help provide support and advice where needed. I support signposting for assistance with health needs or housing issues, debt relief or social inclusion. I also support with sourcing suitable vocational training and securing the associated funding, as well as helping clients back into employment”.
Role: Wellbeing Coach
What I do - every day is different but basically I deliver, or help the team to deliver, a range of activities to improve wellbeing for veterans, families and members of the local community. Activities each week include creative writing and poetry, cookery and nutrition, educational walks, photography, gardening, woodcraft, mindfulness walks and a modelling club.
Role: Employment Navigator/Coach
What do I do - Supporting Veterans who are looking to return to work or undertake any training to enhance their current skills and boost their Personal Development
Role Wellbeing Coach
What do I do - Providing wellbeing to veterans and their families
Julian Kotzé Wilson
Role: Navigator working for ROAD (Reach Out Across Durham).
What I do - I support the project to assist people with barriers getting into employment, volunteering and/or education and training.
Education Delivery Team
Role: Sports Teacher
What I do – I deliver BTEC Sport and Active IQ qualifications.
Role: DJ/Music Production Tutor
What I do - Teaching DJ Skills which includes beat matching and transitions of music with different tempo's along with music production techniques which includes producing original music, recording vocals, writing melodies and chords with synthesis techniques.
Role: Maths and English Tutor
What I do - Teach functional skills maths and English as part of the apprenticeship courses.
Role: English Tutor
What I do - I creatively teach English language to ensure learners feel confident, enjoy their learning experience and develop the skills and knowledge they need to progress
What I do - I support young students between the ages of 13-16 to improve their existing attributes, learn new skills and help them achieve their long term goals.
Business Boost Team
Role: Business Boost Project Co-ordinator
What I do - I work on the Business Boost Programme, helping clients to establish themselves as self-employed as well as supporting businesses to grow and develop in the local area.
Role: Business Boost Business Coach
What I do - I work as part of the business boost team, supporting training, coaching, mentoring and development, recruitment and retention, people engagement and HR.
Role: Business Boost Grants manager
What I do - I support local businesses to grow and develop with advice, support and funding through our Business Boost project
Role: Business Boost Consultant
What I do - I supporting people in business and those considering starting a business in North and South Durham, through information, advice, guidance coaching and consultancy whilst enabling access to finance, including grant funding.
Gillian Marshall Dyson
Role: Bid writer
What I do - Most days I’m either researching or writing new funding applications. My work is diverse and every day is different. One day, I can be creating an application for new gardening equipment and the next developing a more complex multi-year application.
Role: Quality and compliance manager
What I do - I am responsible for ensuring that all staff adheres to all of the policies and procedures in the Quality Management System.
Role: Senior Finance Officer
What I do - Anything to do with finance.
Role: I.T Support and Development manager
What I do - I develop and maintain the computer network and telecoms, while supporting the team with I.T related issues.
Role: Finance Officer
What I do - I process County Led Local Development (CLLD) claims in the finance department, working alongside CLLD team.
What I do - Repairs, alterations, reception cover, monitor utilities, First Aider, fire warden, Maintain vehicles, admin, post run, driving.
Role: Admin Support
What I do - I do the data entry for the team of navigators and coaches
Role: Administration Manager
What I do - I am responsible for the planning and management of the Finchale admin team
Mentors & Volunteers
What I do - support our young students during their time at Finchale and provide a friendly listening ear.
Role: Executive Director
What I do - I provide strategic leadership to the Finchale team ensuring that we are securing and delivering services that meet our clients needs.
Role: Development Executive
What I do - supporting the Executive Director and leading business development to ensure that we’re able to implement our strategy.
Role: Programme and Services Delivery Lead
What I do - I am responsible for the support programmes and services that we offer through the Charity to all of our client groups.
Role: Education Development Manager
Meet The Board
Why I am involved with Finchale - I am an adopted Geordie having lived in the north east for the last 15 years and am passionate about the region and its people. I have been lucky to have a supportive upbringing and wanted to give something back. I had heard first-hand about the great work Finchale does in changing people’s lives so I wanted to be a part of that if I could help in any way.
Role: Trustee and Co-Chair of the People & Culture Committee
Why I am involved with Finchale - Finchale has a strong legacy and exciting future ambitions – which immediately piqued my interest. Education and training can and does change lives and this is central to the work Finchale do.
Role: Trustee Board Member and Co-Chair of the People & Culture Sub committee
Why did you want to get involved with Finchale - When looking for a non-Exec director/Trustee role, Finchale had a rich history of helping veterans to move from one very important job to another. I wanted to enable the sustainability of that in the 21st Century.