Meet our Team
We have a new Chief Exec here at VAR. Tom is the new broom and you can get hold of him at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have two managers at the charity; Jim & Jay.
Jay is our Finance Officer and can be contacted at email@example.com
Jim, our Transport Manager, is available on firstname.lastname@example.org
We have two brilliant Admin Assistants who work with us at VAR. Melinda is our Transportation Assistant and Lorraine is the VAR Admin Assistant.
None of our Team could do what they do without the support of our brilliant volunteers, volunteer drivers and supporters. We're very lucky to say, we have too many to name individually, but they know who they are and we are very grateful indeed!
You can find a little bit more about our staff members below.
Tom is the new CEO at VAR and is really looking forward to making a difference in our rural community.
Outside of all things Rutland, he works with Community Groups in Leicester and sits on the Board of the Violence Reduction Network.
Dogs, Running (sports generally) and Family tick the free time boxes…
Having served 25 years in the Forces as a Transport and Logistics specialist, my skills were well suited to the position here at VAR, managing the Social Car and Community Transport schemes. It is not without its challenges, but I believe that the dedicated staff and volunteers that are part of Voluntary Action Rutland can, and do, make a massive difference to the community of Rutland.
In my spare time I practice the martial art of Taekwondo, and also enjoy drawing and reading.
Transport Administration Assistant
I volunteered at VAR reception from January 2015 having resettled in Oakham. In 2019 I began working as Transport Administrator too and continued doing both until March 2020…
Living in this rural area with so little public transport and having to get my own family to various out of County medical appointments, I am aware how difficult this can be if you do not drive or have access to a car.
I know how vital our Social Car service is and am very grateful to all our volunteer drivers (the Community Vehicles to great work too).
VAR Administration Assistant