Our Staff Members

Neil Moulden, Chief Executive

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Neil Moulden, Chief Executive; Neil manages the organisation and supports key partnerships with agencies such as Local Authorities, the Clinical Commissioning Groups and Waterloo Housing. He also provides development support to Derbyshire Dales CVS members on topics such as governance and business planning.

Rachel Metcalfe

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Rachel Metcalfe is our Community Voice lead, working two days per week on this project.

Rachel works with a wide range of local agencies and groups to ensure we can get you all the up to date information you need about keeping safe and well as we are learning to live with Covid-19 and other health and wellbeing information.

Rachel says: “When I’m not working at DDCVS I manage the Farming Life Centre – a small charity supporting Farmers and Rural communities across the Peak District.  I have a passion for communities, making sure they can thrive and that they have access to the right services, support and information to make sure this happens.  Outside of the working week I enjoy spending time with my family and help to run the family sheep farm in the beautiful village of Edale.”

Shuk-man Woo, Administration and Facilities Manager

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Shuk-man Woo, Administration and Facilities Manager – responsible for the smooth running of the office and administrative functions of DDCVS.

Shuk joined the Derbyshire Dales CVS in June 2021, a graduate in Hospitality and Business Management and has worked in conference centres, sports stadiums and student accommodation.
She’s supported and worked for charitable organisations such as British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, Croix Rouge Françiase and Age UK.

Simon Redding, Community Enterprise Development Manager

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Simon Redding joined DDCVS in June 2021.

Simon’s role is to help the community of Hurst Farm Estate to deliver their vision of six inter-linked community enterprises including a community pub/hub/shop, food growing/supply, heritage trail, environmental management, tourism & education enterprises.

Polly Yates

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Polly Yates, Development Worker, works together with Sarah Paisley to support community and voluntary sector groups across the Derbyshire Dales offering advice and information.

Polly joined Derbyshire Dales CVS in January 2022. She has worked with a number of local and national voluntary sector organisations including managing the Macmillan Readycall project in the Dales and working with national charity Blind Veterans.

Rob Mitson

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Finance Manager – responsible for the all aspects of the financial management of DDCVS

Rob joined the Derbyshire Dales CVS team as Finance Manager in December 2021 and says “Almost everything we do at the CVS has a financial impact and I love getting involved in all aspects of the work we do here”.

Rob worked and trained within the financial sector in London – “Auditing the Queen was an interesting one!”

Zoe Beesley, New Connections

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Zoe Beesley is delivering the Social Prescribing service with Harriet Brown and Debbie Rushworth, linking individuals with community activities to support their mental and physical health and wellbeing, and working with community groups to identify gaps in service.

Zoe joined Derbyshire Dales CVS in January 2022.

Harriet Brown, New Connections

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Harriet Brown is delivering the Social Prescribing service with Zoe Beesley and Debbie Rushworth, linking individuals with community activities to support their mental and physical health and wellbeing, and working with community groups to identify gaps in service.

Harriet joined Derbyshire Dales CVS in February 2020. Before joining the CVS, Harriet worked for the charity Good Things Foundation, developing digital and social inclusion projects and supporting community centres across the UK to deliver these. This could vary from creating resources to help people understand Universal Credit claims, to working with the UK Petitions Committee to increase voting and political participation in young women.

Sarah Paisley, Development Worker

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Sarah Paisley, Development Worker, advises community groups on funding opportunities and other issues.

As well as development work with voluntary and community organisations she co-ordinates the information service provided by Derbyshire Dales CVS, producing the newsletter, managing the website as well as monitoring the development work delivered by the CVS team. Recently she has taken a lead on the General Data Protection Regulations.

Debbie Rushworth, New Connections

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Debbie Rushworth is delivering our social prescribing project with Harriet Brown and Zoe Beesley; linking individuals with community activities to support their mental and physical health and wellbeing and working with community groups to identify and fill gaps in services.

Debbie joined the Derbyshire Dales CVS team in January 2020. She has worked with a number of local and national voluntary sector projects including managing the local charity Home-Start High Peak and developing the voluntary sector in our neighbouring district, Staffordshire Moorlands.