Louise Champion

Louise Champion, Community Development Manager, works on behalf of the Friends of Hurst Farm managing the community centre on the Hurst Farm Estate in Matlock.

As well as Louise’s Community Development work with Friends of Hurst Farm , on behalf of DDCVS she co-ordinates the Derbyshire Dales Children and Young People’s Well-Being Network.

Before joining the CVS, Louise worked in informal and formal educational settings, as JNC Youth & Community Worker in Derbyshire, Rotherham and Surrey and as a House Mistress in Girls schools in Berkshire and West Sussex.

Louise did not attend university until her late twenties, when she obtained a BA (Honours) degree in Youth and Community Work, prior to this her work background was primarily in business and finance where she took on volunteer opportunities with young people which re-directed her career path.