Meet the AVA Team

 

David-Rodger

David Rodger, CEO

Tel: 01771 623655
Mobile: 07876 802875

Email: David.Rodger@avashire.org.uk

 

Keith-Anderson

Keith Anderson, Head of Development

Tel: 07969603595

Email: Keith.Anderson@avashire.org.uk

 

elaine-sinclair

Elaine Sinclair, Head of Policy & Projects

Tel: 01467 530196
Mobile: 07584 659933

Email: Elaine.Sinclair@avashire.org.uk


Lindsay-Adam

Lindsay Adam, Development Officer (Garioch & Formartine)

Lindsay works as area Development Officer for Garioch & Formartine and is based in the Inverurie office. Lindsay can support local community and voluntary groups with funding – where to look for it and how to apply. She can also help groups with applying for charitable status, writing constitutions, business planning and advice on day to day running and meeting of legal and statutory requirements. As well as working directly with local groups Lindsay also represents AVA on the local community planning group, ensuring that the views and interests of the voluntary sector in Kincardine and Mearns are heard in the development of local services and activities. 

Tel: 01467 530193
Mobile: 07964 034263

EmailLindsay.Adam@avashire.org.uk

 

Lindsay-Allardyce

Lindsay Allardyce, Design & Communications Manager

Lindsay compiles and publishes the AVA newsletter every month and is the person that disseminates information to the Aberdeenshire Third Sector for AVA. She also manages the website and all the visual and promotional aspects of AVA and Magpie.

Tel: 01467 530191

Email: Lindsay.Allardyce@avashire.org.uk

Pauline-Anderson

Pauline Anderson, Learning Project Co-ordinator

Pauline’s role has three main strands. The first focuses on the creation of suitable learning activities, courses and programmes that meet the needs of volunteers, potential volunteers and the local organisations that provide valuable volunteering opportunities. The second strand involves the facilitation and delivery of the courses and programmes in locations that are accessible and in an environment that is safe, encouraging and enabling. The third strand is partnership working, our success depends on effective partnerships that identify the people who most need our help and go on to support people’s engagement in our learning project activities. The Learning Project was created to meet the needs of people who see volunteering as an ideal step in their personal progression plans but who do not necessarily have the confidence, skills and experience to be an effective volunteer. Often our learners could be described as being vulnerable and those needing extra or more focused learning based support.

Tel: 07515527526

Email: Pauline.Anderson@avashire.org.uk


gaby-beattie

Gaby Beattie, Community Health in Partnership (CHiP) Officer - Banff & Buchan

The CHiP officers will be supporting the third sector in its widest sense to become more involved and influential in the design and delivery of health and social care services by developing knowledge and awareness of health and wellbeing policies and decision making systems. They will establish a network of community health champions to encourage and support wider engagement and participation. CHiP officers will assist community groups to establish and ‘grow’ projects in response to locally and nationally identified health and social care needs as well as supporting interagency partnerships to work effectively with the third sector, respecting, valuing and responding to their views. We also aim to establish a dynamic local vehicle for facilitating the direct exchange of information and views between the third sector and local integrated health and social care teams.

Tel: 07585 603424

Email: Gaby.Beattie@avashire.org.uk

Val-Cameron

Valerie Cameron, Business Manager

Tel: 01330 700751

Email: Valerie.Cameron@avashire.org.uk

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Ruth Clarke, Administrator

Ruth provides administrative support to the Head of Development and Support, Business Administration Manager, AVA Training Coordinator and the Garioch & Formartine Volunteering Development Officer.  She is based in the Mintlaw Office on Mondays and the Inverurie Office Tuesday – Thursday.

Tel: 01467 530192

Email: Ruth.Clarke@avashire.org.uk

Rhona-Davidson

Rhona Davidson, Volunteering Development Officer

Rhona is home-based and covers the Fraserburgh area.  Her role primarily involves working on a one-to-one basis with volunteers of all ages and abilities, promoting volunteering to communities and groups, supporting volunteers and helping to solve volunteering issues, encouraging good practice in organisations engaging volunteers and the promotion and delivery of various volunteer and organisation awards. Volunteers come from all walks of life, and some require advice or sign posting, while others, who may have been referred by numerous statutory/support organisations, will need additional support to find a placement. VDOs represent the Third Sector at various local and national partnership meetings such as Health & Wellbeing or Youth Volunteering Forums. They are also advisors to voluntary and community groups as required, and have regular contact with NHS or local authority officers on volunteering issues.

Tel: 07724 617648 

Email: Rhona.Davidson@avashire.org.uk

gary-donaldson

Gary Donaldson, Volunteering Development Officer

Gary is a home based worker and covers the Kincardine & Mearns area.  His role primarily involves working on a one-to-one basis with volunteers of all ages and abilities, promoting volunteering to communities and groups, supporting volunteers and helping to solve volunteering issues, encouraging good practice in organisations engaging volunteers and the promotion and delivery of various volunteer and organisation awards. Volunteers come from all walks of life, and some require advice or sign posting, while others, who may have been referred by numerous statutory/support organisations, will need additional support to find a placement. VDOs represent the Third Sector at various local and national partnership meetings such as Health & Wellbeing or Youth Volunteering Forums. They are also advisors to voluntary and community groups as required, and have regular contact with NHS or local authority officers on volunteering issues.

Tel: 07881 661974

Email: Gary.Donaldson@avashire.org.uk


mel-fraser

Melanie Fraser, Community Health in Partnership (CHiP) Officer - Formartine

The CHiP officers will be supporting the third sector in its widest sense to become more involved and influential in the design and delivery of health and social care services by developing knowledge and awareness of health and wellbeing policies and decision making systems. They will establish a network of community health champions to encourage and support wider engagement and participation. CHiP officers will assist community groups to establish and ‘grow’ projects in response to locally and nationally identified health and social care needs as well as supporting interagency partnerships to work effectively with the third sector, respecting, valuing and responding to their views. We also aim to establish a dynamic local vehicle for facilitating the direct exchange of information and views between the third sector and local integrated health and social care teams.

Tel: 07717378881

Email: Melanie.Fraser@avashire.org.uk

 Ed-Garrett

Ed Garrett, Development Officer (Marr and K&M)

Ed provides development support to the voluntary and community sector by provision of advice and information in any area that is requested.  This could involve the creation of a new group, charitable status, constitutional arrangements, funding and fundraising or resolving issues that may have arisen in the organisation. 

Tel: 01569 668055
Mobile: 07410 987124

Email: Ed.Garrett@avashire.org.uk

Phyllis-Gordon

Phyllis Gordon, Dementia Friendly Aberdeenshire Development Officer

The Dementia Friendly Communities Development Workers work closely with people living with dementia and their carers to listen to and define what a Dementia Friendly Community means for them throughout their individual dementia journey. We work with businesses, services and community groups to help develop an understanding of the shared benefits of living in a Dementia Friendly Community.  We work to support and empower the community to make their own changes to build and enhance their own dementia friendly communities. We work with individuals, businesses and community groups to signpost and organise publicity, training and information events as required.  We also develop dementia friendly community marketing materials which can be used across Aberdeenshire or within individual communities.

Tel: 07964 034264

Email: Phyllis.Gordon@avashire.org.uk

annie-grant

 

Annie Grant, Community Health in Partnership (CHiP) Officer - Garioch

The CHiP officers will be supporting the third sector in its widest sense to become more involved and influential in the design and delivery of health and social care services by developing knowledge and
awareness of health and wellbeing policies and decision making systems. They will establish a network of community health champions to encourage and support wider engagement and participation.
CHiP officers will assist community groups to establish and ‘grow’ projects in response to locally and
nationally identified health and social care needs as well as supporting interagency partnerships to work effectively with the third sector, respecting, valuing and responding to their views. We also aim to establish a dynamic local vehicle for facilitating the direct exchange of information and views between the third sector and local integrated health and social care teams.

Tel: 07585602978

Email: Annie.Grant@avashire.org.uk


aileen-grant

Aileen Grant, Community Health in Partnership (CHiP) Officer - Buchan

The CHiP officers will be supporting the third sector in its widest sense to become more involved and influential in the design and delivery of health and social care services by developing knowledge and awareness of health and wellbeing policies and decision making systems. They will establish a network of community health champions to encourage and support wider engagement and participation. CHiP officers will assist community groups to establish and ‘grow’ projects in response to locally and nationally identified health and social care needs as well as supporting interagency partnerships to work effectively with the third sector, respecting, valuing and responding to their views. We also aim to establish a dynamic local vehicle for facilitating the direct exchange of information and views between the third sector and local integrated health and social care teams.

Tel: 07585603055

Email: Aileen.Grant@avashire.org.uk

Kate-Gray1

 

Kate Gray, Dementia Friendly Aberdeenshire Team Leader

The Dementia Friendly Communities Development Workers work closely with people living with dementia and their carers to listen to and define what a Dementia Friendly Community means for them throughout their individual dementia journey. We work with businesses, services and community groups to help develop an understanding of the shared benefits of living in a Dementia Friendly Community.  We work to support and empower the community to make their own changes to build and enhance their own dementia friendly communities. We work with individuals, businesses and community groups to signpost and organise publicity, training and information events as required.  We also develop dementia friendly community marketing materials which can be used across Aberdeenshire or within individual communities.

Tel: 07933 339626

Email: Kate.Gray@avashire.org.uk


Fiona-Ingleby

Fiona Ingleby, Development Officer (Banff, Turriff & Huntly areas)

Fiona provides development support to the voluntary and community sector by provision of advice and information in any area that is requested.  This could involve the creation of a new group, charitable status, constitutional arrangements, funding and fundraising or resolving issues that may have arisen in the organisation. 

Tel: 07585 330348

Email: Fiona.Ingleby@avashire.org.uk

Renee-Joss

Renee Joss, Magpie Manager

Renee oversees the running and management of the Magpie shops in Banchory and Inverurie. As well as making sure the shops run smoothly, Renee co-ordinates staff and volunteers for all shops as well as the collection of goods at the Crow's Nest site in Banchory.

Tel: 01330 823800

Email: Renee.Joss@avashire.org.uk

alison-knight

Alison Knight, Community Health in Partnership (CHiP) Manager

Alison co-ordinates the Community Health in Partnership project and the six CHiP officers working across Aberdeenshire. CHiP  is supporting the third sector in its widest sense to become more involved and influential in the design and delivery of health and social care services by developing knowledge and awareness of health and wellbeing policies and decision making systems. They will establish a network of community health champions to encourage and support wider engagement and participation. CHiP officers will assist community groups to establish and ‘grow’ projects in response to locally and nationally identified health and social care needs as well as supporting interagency partnerships to work effectively with the third sector, respecting, valuing and responding to their views. We also aim to establish a dynamic local vehicle for facilitating the direct exchange of information and views between the third sector and local integrated health and social care teams.

Tel: 01467 530195
Mobile: 07585 138854

Email: Alison.Knight@avashire.org.uk

Shirley Leask

Shirley Leask, Training Development Officer

Shirley develops and co-ordinates AVA Training programmes across Aberdeenshire, providing a comprehensive year-round open programme which can be accessed by community groups, voluntary organisations, public sector staff, interested individuals and small businesses. 

Tel: 01771 624589

Email: Shirley.Leask@avashire.org.uk


aileen-longino

Aileen Longino, Development Officer (Aboyne, Ballater & Braemar areas)

Aileen provides development support to the voluntary and community sector by provision of advice and information in any area that is requested.  This could involve the creation of a new group, charitable status, constitutional arrangements, funding and fundraising or resolving issues that may have arisen in the organisation. 

Tel: 07824 096531

Email: Aileen.Longino@avashire.org.uk

Angus-McCurrach

Angus McCurrach, Compass Point Coordinator

Compass Point is a new community hub has with a focus on employability, financial inclusion, benefits and money support. A one-stop shop aimed at providing advice, support and training on a wide range of issues. It is located at 30 Back Street, Peterhead, Tel: 01779 401644.  Opening hours are 10.00am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

Email: Angus.McCurruch@avashire.org.uk 

Alison-McPherson

Alison McPherson, Community Health in Partnership (CHiP) Officer - Marr

The CHiP officers will be supporting the third sector in its widest sense to become more involved and influential in the design and delivery of health and social care services by developing knowledge and awareness of health and wellbeing policies and decision making systems. They will establish a network of community health champions to encourage and support wider engagement and participation. CHiP officers will assist community groups to establish and ‘grow’ projects in response to locally and nationally identified health and social care needs as well as supporting interagency partnerships to work effectively with the third sector, respecting, valuing and responding to their views. We also aim to establish a dynamic local vehicle for facilitating the direct exchange of information and views between the third sector and local integrated health and social care teams.

Tel: 07342881529 

Email: Alison.McPherson@avashire.org.uk

jacquie-milne

Jacquie Milne, Membership Manager

Jacquie is based in the Mintlaw office, managing and administering AVA’s membership scheme.  Her role also includes provision of independent examination of R & P accounts, payroll services and access to PVG Scheme Membership to organisations across Aberdeenshire.  For further information about AVA Membership or any of our office services, please contact Jacquie or any member of AVA staff.

Tel: 01771 670421

Email: Jacquie.Milne@avashire.org.uk  or membership@avashire.org.uk


jane-mitchell

Jane Mitchell, Community Health in Partnership (CHiP) Officer - Kincardine & Mearns

The CHiP officers will be supporting the third sector in its widest sense to become more involved and influential in the design and delivery of health and social care services by developing knowledge and awareness of health and wellbeing policies and decision making systems. They will establish a network of community health champions to encourage and support wider engagement and participation. CHiP officers will assist community groups to establish and ‘grow’ projects in response to locally and nationally identified health and social care needs as well as supporting interagency partnerships to work effectively with the third sector, respecting, valuing and responding to their views. We also aim to establish a dynamic local vehicle for facilitating the direct exchange of information and views between the third sector and local integrated health and social care teams.

Tel: 07585127569

Email: Jane.Mitchell@avashire.org.uk

Jennifer-OBrien

 

Jennifer O'Brien, Administrative Assistant

Jennifer provides administrative support in the Banchory office.

Tel: 01330 700752 

Email: Jennifer.O'Brien@avashire.org.uk

Jude-Richards

Jude Richards, Children & Families Development Officer

Tel: 01330 700753
Mobile: 07818 552375 

Email: Jude.Richards@avashire.org.uk


lorna-sandison

Lorna Sandison, Volunteering Development Officer (Peterhead, Ellon & Mintlaw areas)

Lorna is home-based and her role primarily involves working on a one-to-one basis with volunteers of all ages and abilities, promoting volunteering to communities and groups, supporting volunteers and helping to solve volunteering issues, encouraging good practice in organisations engaging volunteers and the promotion and delivery of various volunteer and organisation awards. Volunteers come from all walks of life, and some require advice or sign posting, while others, who may have been referred by numerous statutory/support organisations, will need additional support to find a placement. 

Tel: 07964 036605

Email: Lorna.Sandison@avashire.org.uk

La-Vonne-Sim

La-Vonne Sim, Dementia Friendly Aberdeenshire Development Officer

The Dementia Friendly Communities Development Workers work closely with people living with dementia and their carers to listen to and define what a Dementia Friendly Community means for them throughout their individual dementia journey. We work with businesses, services and community groups to help develop an understanding of the shared benefits of living in a Dementia Friendly Community.  We work to support and empower the community to make their own changes to build and enhance their own dementia friendly communities. We work with individuals, businesses and community groups to signpost and organise publicity, training and information events as required.  We also develop dementia friendly community marketing materials which can be used across Aberdeenshire or within individual communities.

Tel: 07584 026824

Email: La-Vonne.Sim@avashire.org.uk

Donna-Speed

Donna Speed, Funding Officer

Tel: 03718 110008
Mobile: 07964 036821 

Email: Donna.Speed@avashire.org.uk

Isabelle-Taylor

Isabelle Taylor, Administrative Assistant

Isabelle provides administrative support to our Volunteer Development Officer covering the Fraserburgh area in the North of Aberdeenshire.

Tel: 07585 507 524 

Email: Isabelle.Taylor@avashire.org.uk

Fi-Thomson

 

Fiona Thomson, Dementia Friendly Aberdeenshire Development Officer

The Dementia Friendly Communities Development Workers work closely with people living with dementia and their carers to listen to and define what a Dementia Friendly Community means for them throughout their individual dementia journey. We work with businesses, services and community groups to help develop an understanding of the shared benefits of living in a Dementia Friendly Community.  We work to support and empower the community to make their own changes to build and enhance their own dementia friendly communities. We work with individuals, businesses and community groups to signpost and organise publicity, training and information events as required.  We also develop dementia friendly community marketing materials which can be used across Aberdeenshire or within individual communities.

Tel: 07964 034246

Email: Fiona.Thomson@avashire.org.uk


Karen Wood

Karen Wood, Dementia Friendly Aberdeenshire Development Officer

The Dementia Friendly Communities Development Workers work closely with people living with dementia and their carers to listen to and define what a Dementia Friendly Community means for them throughout their individual dementia journey. We work with businesses, services and community groups to help develop an understanding of the shared benefits of living in a Dementia Friendly Community.  We work to support and empower the community to make their own changes to build and enhance their own dementia friendly communities. We work with individuals, businesses and community groups to signpost and organise publicity, training and information events as required.  We also develop dementia friendly community marketing materials which can be used across Aberdeenshire or within individual communities.

Tel: 07585242428

Email: Karen.Wood@avashire.org.uk