Vicky Law, Supporter Engagement Officer
I started at Cavell Nurses' Trust in 2012 and in my current role, I look after the Scholarship Awards programme as well as managing the donations we receive from the general public. I also help update the charity's social media, so please do give us a follow, we’d love to hear from you!
In my spare time, I enjoy films, music and exploring new places. I’m also working on becoming an amazing photographer!
I work at Cavell Nurses Trust because I enjoy building relationships with the passionate supporters that make the work we do possible.
John Orchard - Chief Executive
I started work at Cancer Research UK after graduating from the University of Leicester. Since then I've worked in a number of third sector organisations, including my most recent position as Associate Director of Brand at John Taylor Hospice.
I'm a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and my job at Cavell Nurses' Trust is to help more nurses access our help, guide and grow the brand, build additional sustainable income and lead a wonderful team.
In the years to come I’m excited about raising awareness of the amazing impact this organisation has.
I'm an American football fan, a drummer and a keen cook. My wife Lauren, son Stanley and dog Mo all live in Birmingham, but I'm originally from Hertfordshire and became a convert to the midlands a few years ago.
I love working at Cavell Nurses' Trust because I believe passionately that as a society we should look after our nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants. After all, they look after us.
Rachel Brearley, Community Fundraising Manager
Having worked in marketing communications since I graduated from St Andrews University in 2008, I’ve always known that the job I really wanted was one which helped improve lives.
I’ve had great opportunities to work with charities as a volunteer and fundraiser and I also served as a Trustee for the Rosie May Memorial Fund for four years. My job at Cavell Nurses’ Trust is to encourage communities to host fundraising events and inspire volunteers to donate their valuable time.
At home with my husband Mike, I love cooking – crème fraiche, chorizo and fresh thyme are my three must have ingredients! I love holidays for the sunshine, recipe inspiration and exploring new places.
I work at Cavell Nurses’ Trust because I want to help communities champion our nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants and to ensure more people hear about the incredible support the charity provides.
Alison Parsons, Welfare Services Manager
Throughout my career, initially as a civil litigation lawyer representing accident victims and latterly as a specialist welfare benefits caseworker at the Citizens Advice Bureau , my passion and my focus has always been on acting for, advising and representing Clients who have suffered injury, illness, disability and working poverty. I have also managed a project with a local law school which involved training students as volunteer welfare benefit caseworkers.
In my spare time I am a voracious reader and a keen walker – completing a long distance path remains a goal!
I am thrilled to be working for Cavell Nurses’ Trust and for the opportunity to help nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants in times of need.
Terri Jeynes, Welfare Services Officer
After graduating from University of Worcester with a degree in Psychology, I went on to study Law and graduated in 2014. Whilst studying I also volunteered at Worcester Citizens Advice Bureau as a Specialist Welfare Benefits Advisor and really enjoyed being able to help and advise people when they needed it most.
In my spare time I like to go to the cinema, and out with friends. I also enjoy reading and going on holidays.
I work for Cavell Nurses’ Trust because I enjoy being able to provide support and assistance to Nurses, Midwives and Health Care Assistants especially as I have personally been able to see first-hand how they help and support others. It is very rewarding to be able to give something back.
Paul Steiner, Communications Manager
After more than a decade as a freelance Film Editor working in factual television, I have recently spent five years working for a garden centre retailer in Marketing and Communications. I love creating informative and engaging content and I’m keen to get those messages across to many audiences.
I live in Worcestershire with my wife and two daughters and in my spare time I enjoy gardening, DIY, and cycling.
My family and I have received excellent care from nursing staff in the past and I’m really excited to be part of a growing team making a big difference to the lives of Nurses, Midwives and Healthcare assistants.
James Reason, Head of Marketing
I’ve worked in a variety of marketing and communications roles over the past 14 years, in areas as diverse as recycling, criminal justice and medical regulation. I joined Cavell Nurses’ Trust at the start of 2016 with the objective of helping the Trust do more to connect with the nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants that we’re here to support. It’s great to be working to support such a worthy cause and spreading the word about what we do so that we can help more people who have given so much to care for others.
In my free time I enjoy running, playing badminton and tennis (really quite badly), trying to develop my culinary skills, watching films – mainly thrillers and horror – and spending time with friends and family.
Jorj Jarvie, Director of Fundraising
My recent career includes over 20 years of charity fundraising, across three continents. The last five years were at Acorns Children’s Hospice as Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications where I saw, first-hand, the incredible difference that nurses’ make every day to so many lives.
Much of my free time is filled with other charity activities. I am a charity trustee for Wooden Spoon, Rugby’s charity for children, mentor a number of career fundraisers and am frequently asked to be a key-note speaker. Meanwhile, back at the farm, I still find time to battle with my Shropshire small holding hoping to make it self-sufficient by 2020.
Making sure that people – nurses, supporters, staff and stakeholders – are our first priority and at the heart of everything we do makes working at Cavell a pleasure and a privilege. Working here, you see the best in people every day.
Christine Johnstone, Finance Director
I am an accountant and have always worked in finance. I have worked for many different types of organisation over the course of my career, from the NHS and BUPA to landscape architecture and performing arts and for the last 15 years I’ve worked in the Charity Sector. At Cavell Nurses' Trust I manage the Finance, HR, IT and Administrative functions. I get excited about things other people find boring, like statutory accounts! Ours are available on the website please do read them.
Away from work I enjoy tap dancing, gardening, travelling and driving. I have been known to perform a dance routine with a group of others but I'm definitely the klutz of that group!
People are amazing, especially those whose lives revolve around caring for others. My family and I have had reason to lean on and be supported by some fantastic health care professionals and it’s rewarding to be a part of an organisation which gives so much back to them.
Hannah Mingo, Fundraising Account Manager
I have worked in the charity sector for the past 8 years, most recently managing Corporate Partnerships for Above & Beyond, the charity for Bristol’s Hospitals. Having seen first-hand the amazing work done by all hospital staff it was an easy step to move to Cavell Nurses’ Trust, to be able to work for a charity which gives something back to them is a real honour.
I manage the charity’s corporate partnerships, helping our business supporters get the most out of their relationship with the charity.
I live in Bristol and love taking advantage of the wonderful opportunities the city offers. I try and keep fit by running regularly and in my spare time I enjoy baking (banana bread is a speciality), watching films and relaxing with a good book, although it’s rare to find me sitting still for very long!
Victoria Lewis, Fundraising Officer
I have recently achieved my Master’s in Gender and International Development from the University of Warwick after studying Human Geography at Coventry University. I've also volunteered extensively for Age UK Coventry in various initiatives for over 3 years.
Somewhere along the way I fell in love with fundraising, as without this, charities would struggle to continue reducing marginalisation for those in the most vulnerable positions. I've organised several fundraising projects and have taken part in many events including Tough Mudder and bungee jumping.
The position of Fundraising Officer at Cavell Nurses’ Trust is an excellent opportunity to develop professionally as a fundraiser and support the charity in improving the quality of life for nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants facing hardship.
In my spare time, I like to keep fit and have boxed competitively. I also enjoy reading, designing, driving and travelling the world – with The Gambia being my favourite country to date!
Recent team updates
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