Find out how you can help South Somerset Mind
Each and every one of our employees represents the ethos and culture of an organisation that is proud of its 30 year history. We are committed to not only recruiting and keeping people with diverse experience and skill sets to ensure an effective workforce, but a well-rounded, talented and complementary team.
Read our staff team spotlights to learn more about our enthusiastic and skilled team. We are impressed and we know that you will be.
Dr Alexander Priest – Chief Executive
|"Hello, I am Alex and I oversee all threads of the charity to drive improvement giving the best possible support for our service users. Before joining South Somerset Mind, I was a lawyer in Bristol and Chief Executive of an educational not-for-profit in the City of London. Outside of work, I farm with my young family in South Somerset."|
Caroline - Finance Manager
"My name is Caroline and my role as Finance Manager means that I am responsible for the financial records and governance in accordance with UK statutory and Charity Commission’s requirements.
I am part of the Senior Management Team and as well as being committed to assist with the delivery of the organisation’s business plan/strategy, I whole heartedly support the aim for the charity to become a forward thinking modern organisation. I am excited by the changes that lie ahead to ensure our sustainability in providing support to those who need our services."
Sharon - Fundraising Manager
"Hi, my name is Sharon & my role as Fundraising Manager means I am responsible for finding funding for the projects we run, as well as the organisation as a whole. I enjoy being part of an organisation that makes a difference to people’s lives and look forward to the challenges fundraising brings."
Nadine - Mental Health Wellbeing Project Coordinator
“My name is Nadine and my role within South Somerset Mind is Project Coordinator of the Wellbeing Outreach Project. In my spare time I enjoy wellie walking through the woods!"
Annie - Senior Wellbeing Support Worker
"I am Annie and I am a Support Worker for the Wellbeing Outreach Project. My role is to run the Wellbeing groups across South Somerset as well as offering 1-to-1 support for people. In addition, I am the Support Worker for our Community Day held weekly. I joined South Somerset initially as a Volunteer in 2006 and found the role to be an extremely rewarding and enjoyable one. I became a member of staff the following year."
Jess - Senior Wellbeing Support Worker
"Hello, my name is Jess and I am a Support Worker for the Wellbeing Outreach Project. I run the Wellbeing group in Frome. Outside of work I like to practice what I preach; filling my days with as much creativity and activity as I can. I particularly love to bake, listen to music and take long walks in places I can explore"
Leanne -Support Worker
"Hello, my name is Leanne and I am a Support Worker for the Wellbeing Outreach Project. I run the Wellbeing groups in the Mendip area."
Faye - Gardening Coordinator
"Hello, my name is Faye and I coordinate the Vanessa Gardening Project. The project meets at our allotment where we enjoy being outside, participating in various gardening activities throughout the seasons. The environment is relaxing and can also help with keeping fit. Outside of the project, I like to garden at home and cook and share food with my friends. I also love rambling in the woods and paddling in the sea."
Glenn - Service User Champion
"Hello, my name is Glenn and I am the Service User Champion. My role is to collect feedback from those who access our services and report them to management who then respond to them as necessary. I also aim to identify problems or gaps in service provisions. In my spare time I enjoy watching trains, playing video games and playing music in my band."
Kate - Support Worker & Public Engagement Coordinator
"Hello, my name is Kate and I am a Support Worker for the Wellbeing Outreach Project. I also coordinate all of our South Somerset Mind volunteers alongside managing social media profiles and representing the charity at events. Outside of work I love to spend time with my friends and family!"
Papi - Lead Mental Wellbeing Navigator - Mendip
"Hi, my name is Papi, I am a qualified counsellor and in my spare time I like to volunteer at Somerset Area Cruse."
Jon - Lead Mental Wellbeing Navigator - South Somerset
Hi my name is Jon and I am the lead Wellbeing Navigaor for the South Somerset area. I will be working with people on a one to one basis providing support and encouragement to help popele make steps forward in their lives. I have many interests outside of work but mostly I enjoy spending time with my children and when I have time I like to build things from either metal or wood.
Annie - Youth Matters Coordinator
Hi, I'm Annie and I love working with our young people
who access Youth Matters. I have also worked
in education, forest school and children's homes. What do I like doing in my spare time -
Anna - Mental Wellbeing Navigator - Mendip
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