We’re excited to introduce you to our two new staff members who will be starting in September!
Sarah – our new Head of Volunteering
Sarah Greenwood joins the Support Team as Head of Volunteering. This new role has been created to encourage, guide and train our amazing volunteers, to reach their full potential as a dynamic and confident PF volunteer leader or valuable volunteer team member.
We’re delighted that we are able to commence a new phase of investment for our volunteers, the people who make PF what it is.
Sarah arrives with a decade of professional experience managing Christian social action networks. She recently left The Trussell Trust where she oversaw the London foodbank network of 104 distribution centres. Previously, she worked for Housing Justice, developing the winter night shelter network and soup run forum, to support the survival of rough sleepers in London.
Sarah will focus on new work investing in volunteers and developing our volunteer leadership group. Our existing Operations Manager, Stephen Hawkins, will continue to lead our operation on the ground.
In her spare time, Sarah is often found walking her exuberant dog, Jack, or trying to persuade one of her friends to accompany her to a Butlin’s ‘We love the 70s’ weekend. Sarah has two teenage sons and lives in London (although was born in Yorkshire and grew up in Oldham).
Kerry – our Supporter Care Officer
Kerry Taylor is starting as our new Supporter Care Officer, taking over from Mo Halloum who has been temporarily filling the role since the Spring. I would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Mo for all he has done over the last few months. Kerry comes to us from the Christian youth charity XLP, and before that worked for the Metropolitan Police Service, so she already has a great understanding of our sector.
In her spare time, Kerry enjoys swimming, reading and playing the drums, and she is also a Spiritual Director. We are looking forward to benefiting from her strong administrative skills and enthusiasm!
We’re really thrilled to be welcoming Sarah and Kerry to the Support Team, and know they are both going to contribute a lot to increasing our impact and effectiveness so that we can serve even more men and women in prison.