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Working in close cooperation with the Board of Trustees, Jane guides StreetGames to harvest the benefits of sport to disadvantaged communities.
Prior to co-founding StreetGames, Jane worked for Sport England for ten years including 4 years spent in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister bringing together sport with community regeneration policy. She also worked for the Community Strategy Units of Salford and Newcastle City Councils, and managed the Youth and Community Service in Kirby.
Jane was awarded the OBE for services to community sport in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June 2011.
With overall responsibility for operational management, governance and strategic organisational development, Mark leads the Senior Management Team to ensure StreetGames is recognised as a well-run and effective charity.
His role also involves making sure the needs of sponsors and funders are met in respect to the growth of sport in disadvantaged areas.
Mark originally qualified and worked as a primary school teacher. He moved into sports development in 1999, working for Reading Borough Council. Mark has over 15 years of experience of leadership and management in the sports and education sectors and was the founding Chief Executive of Get Berkshire Active, the new Berkshire County Sports Partnership established in 2011.
John oversees the team of Network Coordinators and Doorstep Sport advisers, he chairs the youth action working group and playing a strategic lead for youth action and engagement. He is also the charity’s designated safeguarding officer.
John’s main responsibility is to ensure that the hundreds of organisations comprising the StreetGames network - and the young people within them – play a central role in the charity’s work. This helps to ensure the relationship StreetGames has with its network is as strong as possible, including the provision of the services and support required to best deliver the Doorstep Sport offer.
John is also a serving board member and Trustee for NCVYS (National Council for Voluntary Youth Services) and MACC (Manchester Alliance of Community Care).
With over 20 years’ experience of managing the finances of commercial, public and third sector organisations, Dawn is responsible for all areas of Finance and IT. Additionally, she oversees HR, Facilities and Health & Safety.
Karen leads the process of using customer insight to design new and innovative programmes for StreetGames. Integral to this work is the sharing of insight, programmes and network information with wider partners, thus helping to ensure that the principles of Doorstep Sport are transferred to many settings and partners
Karen supported the development and implementation of the ground breaking Doorstep Sport Club Programme.
Karen managed the innovative Us Girls programme and supports its ongoing strategic development.
Karen has previously worked in sport for over 25yrs , for Sport England and for Stockport MBC as their Head of Sport. She sits on the board of the Tennis Foundation and is a LTA Councillor.
A former tennis professional who played in the Davis Cup (1977-83) and Wimbledon (1970-1995),
John’s role is to foster partnerships with the commercial and private sector.
Formerly, he was on the committee of management at The Wimbledon Championships, a board member of The LTA and European board member of The ATP and WTA. Other roles John has fulfilled include Acting CEO Of The Lord’s Taverners and Sponsorship Director for the Lord Mayor of London.
With responsibility for the development of new and existing interventions, Sue works collaboratively with programme leads and area based teams to ensure interventions are delivered effectively and successfully achieve the identified objectives for both StreetGames and external funders.
Sue also has strategic responsibility for Volunteering and Youth Action, supporting the Volunteer Fieldwork Manager in ensuring youth action is at the heart of Doorstep Sport; as well as seeking opportunities to influence other organisations and sectors in the development of volunteering best practice.
Sue joined StreetGames in 2010, following 6 years’ experience of Sport & Community Development with Local Authorities and Leisure Trusts. Originally employed as the National Volunteer Fieldworker delivering the CSYV programme, she has progressed through National Volunteer Manager, Strategic Lead for Volunteering and Head of Programmes.
With responsibility for the development of new and existing interventions, Helen works collaboratively with programme leads and area based teams to ensure interventions are delivered effectively, and successfully achieve the identified objectives for both StreetGames, its partners and external funders.
Helen also has strategic responsibility for our women & girls work ensuring, where possible, that interventions delivered locally provide life-enhancing opportunities for girls from disadvantaged areas. Helens role also involves seeking opportunities to influence other organisations and sectors in the development of best practice for engaging and retaining females in sport and physical activity by sharing insight and learning gathered through the Us Girls programme.
Helen joined StreetGames in 2011, following 10 years’ experience of working in the private sector as a sport and leisure consultant. Originally employed as the Us Girls Fieldwork and Knowledge Manager, she has progressed through to Strategic Lead for Equity, Doorstep Sport Club Programme Manager and Head of Programmes.
Hannah has worked in community sport for eight years. Starting at SkillsActive and now as Director of Sport and Workforce at StreetGames. Working to support development of National Governing Bodies of Sport she has specialised in capacity building organisations for delivery of sport in disadvantaged communities. Building on a background in training and skills Hannah is now heading up the exploration of commercial opportunities for StreetGames training.
Having volunteered with Girlguiding for 20 years Hannah is passionate about development of young people and in particular supporting women and girls to reach their potential in and outside of sport.
Ceris joined StreetGames in 2010 as Head of Knowledge & Insight. Her main areas of responsibility include: undertaking and co-ordinating research, insight and evaluation studies to demonstrate need & evidence of impact; developing collaborative research programmes and partnerships with universities, research agencies & consultants; and developing research material into a range of mediums including written reports, case studies, fact sheets, guides, infographics and videos and ensuring these are disseminated widely for practical and insightful learning.
Ceris has worked in the sport and leisure industry for over 20 years - originally working within sport and leisure facilities in London and the South of England, including Guildford Spectrum Leisure Complex, one of the largest leisure facilities in the country. She then moved onto roles in consultancy and leisure research in both the public and private sector, including undertaking consultancy assignments for clients including: the Government Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS), Sport England, the Football Foundation, the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, over 30 local authorities and a range of County Sport Partnerships (CSPs).
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