Henry joined the team in September 2019 having spent his career working in local government in Bucks. He has experience in delivering a diverse range of public services including welfare benefits, homelessness prevention, social housing development, and community safety. Henry is enthusiastic about the local area and is looking forward to supporting all parts of our wider community to continue to grow and develop in a positive and inclusive way.
Head of Operations
Carolyn came to Heart of Bucks in 2017 bringing a broad range of experience of charity and public sector management and governance in a range of areas including homelessness, drug and alcohol recovery, community forums, older people’s services and advocacy. Carolyn is responsible for our operations, HR and governance, ensuring that Heart of Bucks continues to deliver a great quality service to our donors, grant beneficiaries, board of trustees and supporters.
Head of Finance
Anna joined the team in June 2019 and is responsible for the financial operations at Heart of Bucks. Anna is a chartered accountant with prior experience in both the commercial and charity sectors, having worked at KPMG, the 2012 Olympics, the Sydney Opera House and Herts Mind Network. She works closely with the Treasurer and the Finance and Investment Committee to manage the finances at Heart of Bucks and provide meaningful and accurate reporting.
Head of Development
Amanda has worked in fundraising and marketing roles in the not for profit sector in the UK and overseas for 30 years. In recent years this has included managing major fundraising campaigns for Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, alongside consultancy work for education, medical research, heritage and membership organisations. Amanda is also the lead trustee for fundraising at two charities based in Bucks and trustee of a local grant-making trust. At Heart of Bucks she is responsible for managing and developing donor relationships.
Marketing & Comms Manager
[Currently on maternity leave]
Lauren has worked in marketing roles within the charity sector for a number of years and joined the Heart of Bucks team in 2018. Lauren ensures that Heart of Bucks has a strong and coherent public profile through the design and creation of our digital and printed content, including newsletters, publications and videos, as well as brand management and media relationships. In addition to managing the Heart of Bucks brand, Lauren supports with the efficient delivery of events, such as our annual reception.
Kate joined the Heart of Bucks team in July 2021, bringing with her a range of experience in administration and finance from the corporate and charity sectors. She is responsible for our day to day financial transactions, including processing payments and donations, as well carrying out financial due diligence checks on grant applications.
Policy & Insight Manager
Korri joined the team at the start of 2023 bringing with her an educated background in public health and health promotion. Korri has a broad range of experience within the health and well-being industry and is highly passionate about using her skills and knowledge to help bridge the gaps and reduce inequalities within the local community. Korri plays a crucial role in helping organisations in the charity sector to make informed decisions, based on the insights concluded from our data. She is highly enthusiastic and keen to make a difference, alongside the rest of the team.
Catherine has been a member of the Heart of Bucks funding team since 2004. As part of her role, Catherine manages our grant and loan programmes and supports local organisations during the application process to ensure their experience is as smooth as possible. Catherine has an extensive knowledge of funding available, both through our programmes and from other agencies.
Phoebe joined the funding team in June 2019 and brings with her a range of experience largely in social care, administration and finance having worked within housing associations, large charities and the NHS. Phoebe’s role includes working on expression of interest and application assessments, particularly in relation to accounts. Phoebe has also been a trustee for a local mental health charity since 2013 and during that time spent four years as treasurer.
Following a number of years in the corporate sector, Maria originally joined Heart of Bucks in 2017 on a 12 month contract and returned as a Grants Officer in August 2020. Maria is primarily responsible for our individual crisis fund programmes and works closely with our network of Community Advocates to support them through the application process for these funds. Maria’s role also involves the assessment of grant applications as well as financial monitoring for all grants awarded.
Amy joined the Heart of Bucks team in August 2022, after recently graduating from university with a first-class honours degree in sociology. As one of our team of Programmes Officers, Amy is responsible for working with local organisations applying to our grant and loan programmes, assessing applications and supporting groups with advice.
Daniel joined the team in July 2022, after spending 16 years working as a video technician and social media marketer at his family’s business. Daniel brings knowledge of design and social media content creation, as well as excellent customer service skills. He produces and creates our social media content across all platforms, helps with website maintenance, and assists with organising and delivering our internal and external conferences and events.
Finance & Operations Executive
Josh joined the team in August 2022, after recently graduating from his degree with a first-class honours in Financial Trading & Investment Management. Josh brings with him a good depth of knowledge in finance and investment, and knows how to apply himself when working with numerical data and excel. He is responsible for carrying out due diligence checks on grant applications, and assists with financial payments for small funds, among other activities.
Interim Marketing and Comms Manager
After years working in marketing for one of the UK’s largest charities, Bethany took some time out to retrain as a Nutritional Therapist. She then combined her marketing skills and passion for wellbeing by running her own nutrition consultancy. She’s excited to be working back in the charity sector while she covers maternity leave for Lauren, taking on responsibility for the design and delivery of all marketing communications.
Head of Stress Elimination
Alfie joined the team in June 2018 after being rescued all the way from Serbia. As a Golden Cocker Retriever, his calm and gentle nature ensures the team maintain manageable stress levels. Alfie brings with him experience in attention-seeking and an ability to sniff out the smallest of crumb from underneath the lunch table.