Meet The Staff
Gail joined Community Lincs from a position as Deputy Chief Executive of a national charity, specialising in supporting children and adults affected by adoption.
Gail holds a Masters degree in Social Work and a post qualifying certificate in Management. Since 1993, Gail has worked for a number of local authorities and voluntary adoption agencies, in both the USA and UK, and held management roles over the last ten years.
Amy Nichols - Thomas
Head of Operations
Amy Nichols-Thomas has worked for Community Lincs since 2003, currently as Operations Manager, with responsibility for managing the fieldwork officers and overseeing the delivery and management of all external contracts. Amy is also the organisation’s Quality lead.
Teresa has worked for Community Lincs since 1992. As Resource Manager she carries out most of the procurement for the organisation, she is the Line Manager for the Administration Team and ensures the smooth running of the office in general. Some of her other responsibilities are ICT, Health and Safety (Teresa is qualified to Level 3 NEBOSH) and is the First Aid at Work representative (First Aid at Work Qualified for 15 years). One of her other responsibilities is to manage volunteers within the organisation.
Christine takes responsibility for all financial aspects and works alongside staff to ensure accurate financial records and reports are compiled and maintained as required.
Accounts Assistant/Secretary to the Board
Julia provides support to Christine in the finance department including pay roll, book keeping and project budget updates. She has also recently taken on the role of Secretary to the Board.
TED Research and Evaluation Officer
Guy is the Research and Evaluation Officer for the T.E.D. project in which he is working closely with other members of staff to ensure that the project meets its research outcomes. This includes working with Community Researchers and T.E.D. friends as well as beneficiaries and other stakeholders within the T.E.D. Network. He also liaises with universities of Nottingham and Lincoln who are partners in the TED Project. Guy also liaise with Ecorys, who are the research body appointed by the Big Lottery Fund.
Lisa joined Community Lincs in June 2013 as a volunteer helping with any administration duties that needs to be done. Since then she is now the part-time admin assistant within the team.
TED Volunteer Co-ordinator
Lynda recently joined Community Lincs. Her role is to lead on the volunteering aspect of T.E.D. and her duties include developing and publicising the T.E.D. volunteer roles, recruitment, training and managing T.E.D. volunteers with the Area Co-ordinators.
Tracy works as part of the administration team on various administrative tasks including ordering the stationery, looking after the photocopier and franking machine. She also specialises in design work for Community Lincs staff and she is the organiser for the Digital Photographic Competition.
Andrew’s main role is to manage the insurance scheme Community Lincs operate in conjunction with Zurich Insurance for Community Buildings and Parish Councils. This includes all sales, administration and advice given to these various community groups on the products, not only in Lincolnshire but on a national basis.
T.E.D. Project Co-ordinator for Age Friendly Business
Elizabeth is the T.E.D. Co-ordinator for Skegness and the surrounding area. Part of her role involves building an asset map of organisations and groups in the locality who support people in the 50+ age group. She is also involved in recruiting volunteers to support the T.E.D. programme and in developing the T.E.D. network.
Administrator and Community Oil Scheme
Sharon supports the Succeeding Together women’s project and is the administrator for the Community Oil Buying Scheme. She is also responsible for communications and the sending out of bulk emails, along with the monthly News and Update Bulletin.
T.E.D. Project Co-ordinator and Strand Lead for Befriending and Friendship
Kathryn joined Community Lincs in September 2016. Her role includes maintaining the social media accounts at Community Lincs and distributing press releases to promote Community Lincs and provide information to the Lincolnshire community; leading on a Service Families Project to build relationships with service families and their local communities, and supporting on various projects such as the Good Neighbour Scheme, Community Transport and Neighbourhood Planning.
Senior Rural Officer
Janet has worked at Community Lincs since 2002. Her role involves working with individuals and community groups across the county providing a range of advice, information and support in tackling rural issues. This includes Community Consultation and Neighbourhood Planning; assisting with the development of new and existing community groups; managing the Community Chest Fund ( West Lindsey); projects related to affordable warmth across the county.
Senior Rural Officer
Samantha is an experienced community development officer who has specific responsibilities for the promotion and improvement of rural service provision in Lincolnshire. She works with volunteers providing advice, information and training for community building and plays area management committees. She has also managed grant funds, helped to develop community groups and advises on affordable warmth issues.
Roy’s main role is to provide support to the field work team with research activities, project development and delivery of consultancy services contracts. His areas of expertise include the development of Good Neighbour’s Schemes; Housing Needs Surveys; Age friendly business development; developing community facilities; the provision of energy saving advice.
Senior Administrator/Events Organiser
Jenny has worked for Community Lincs since 1998 and helps with the smooth running of the administration department covering for the Resource Manager in the Admin Department when she is out of the office. She maintains the Community Lincs database and helps to organises all aspects of events which are run by Community Lincs. She provides support for the Rural Community Facilities Officer, admin support for the Community Chest Fund and Plugging the Gap.
John has worked for Community Lincs since 2008 and manages digital projects. This includes the development and maintenance of the Community Lincs websites and any other web site projects managed on behalf of other organisations. John also leads on our commercial web design work and delivers in house training to help staff look after their own web pages.