Who we are


Northumberland CVA (Northumberland Community and Voluntary Action) is a membership charity and a local infrastructure organisation.  We support our communities and enable people by providing high quality services to help our local charities, voluntary groups, and social enterprises operate safely and legally and support them to develop their capabilities to deliver their own services. 

We act as an advocate for the voluntary and community sector in Northumberland by providing a platform for our members to share their perspective, tell their story and address issues that affect them and their communities.  We bring people together to connect, share and support one another and act as a conduit for information and intelligence between sectors to help build partnerships and collaborations.

As well as these core infrastructure services, we also deliver a range of projects and activities that benefit the communities we serve, from employability services to support for older people to help them retain their independence.

Being a member of Northumberland CVA allows you to show your support for our mission and influence the way we develop in the future.  Find out more about the benefits and responsibilities of being a member of Northumberland CVA.




Our legal status

Northumberland Community and Voluntary Action (Northumberland CVA) operates under the umbrella of Wansbeck CVS, which is a registered charity (no.1119404.) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (registration no.5980151.). Northumberland Community and Voluntary Action is a working name of the charity and is recognised as such by the Charity Commission. The company is governed by a Memorandum & Articles of Association and is run by paid staff under the management of volunteers who are both directors of the company and trustees of the charity.



Our staff team

We have a dedicated team who keep the fires burning here at Northumberland CVA:


Senior Staff

       Caroline Rogan - Chief Executive Officer


Finance and Administration Team

        Bethany Moir - Receptionist / Administrator

        Rachel Lewis - Finance Officer


Core Service Delivery Team

        Marc Johnson - VCS Support Services Manager

        Sue Eaton - Network and Membership Officer

        Martin Conway - Community Builder


Project Delivery Teams

        Older People's Services       

        Rob Gillie - Re:Action Project Coordinator

        Bridge Northumberland Interventions        

         - Volunteering Support Officer / Bridge Connector Coordinator

        Lisa Wackett - Supported Volunteering Project Coordinator

        Sarah Tate - Supported Volunteering Project Administrator

        Bridge Northumberland Core Delivery

        Kay Harrington-Kemper - Partnership and Performance Lead (NCC)        

        Caroline Burden - Bridge Worker Lead

        Leanne Brown - Bridge Worker

        Angela Evans - Bridge Worker

        Dave Gravell - Bridge Worker

        Michelle Stoker - Bridge Support Officer

        Christine Foster - Bridge Support Officer

        Angela Broome - Bridge Compliance Worker

        Clair Parker - Bridge Beneficiary Recruitment & Engagement Officer

        Jane Coney - Bridge Communications and Marketing Officer



Our trustees

And an equally dedicated board of trustees:


        Rodney James - Chair

        Joe Jackson - Vice Chair

        Sue Ashmore

        Mary Hindhaugh

        Colin Nevin

        Maureen Rolf



If you'd like to know more about Northumberland CVA, its services or its people, please get in touch:

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