Find out more about our friendly and professional team:
Yasmin (Chief Executive Officer)
I have more than 20 years of management experience within the voluntary sector. This included the management of four different women’s centres prior to my current role, which I assumed in September 2008. Previous roles have included Deputy Director of NSREC (Stoke), Manager of NCVS (Nottingham), Manager of Black Women’s Resource Centre (Sheffield) and Connexions (Derbyshire). I have served on many management boards and until recently was on the board of Community Action.
Norean (Operations and Services Manager)
I have worked in the voluntary sector for several years now. This has included the East Midlands Regional Parent Programme Officer for the Race Equality Foundation, BME Employment Co-ordinator for the Race Equality Council and BME Parent Support Worker for Inner City Schools.
My role at Derby Women’s Centre is to build and support partnerships for the services provided by DWC, along with managing the staff and ensuring that services are running efficiently and effectively. I am also currently serving on many management boards.
Elaine (Services Coordinator)
I have worked as the Services Coordinator at Derby Women’s Centre since September 2007. I came to the charity world from a legal background and have developed my role to offer a service which is both caring and professional at all times. My role includes organising activities and courses, facilitating the Freedom Programme, raising awareness of DWC and helping to raise funds for our work, and supporting and advising service users who have experienced domestic abuse and/or mental health problems. I also worked as the Time to Talk Facilitator on our recent Let’s Talk project, which involved organising and attending mental health events, and helping to train the Time to Talk Champions.
It is a privilege to work at Derby Women’s Centre and meet the women who come here. I communicate with them by listening, assessing their needs and responding appropriately. I can honestly say that it would be hard to find nicer people in any other organisation.