Voluntary Voice Stakeholders

One of the ways in which the voice of the sector is heard is through the Voluntary Voice programme. Voluntary Voice is the process through which representatives from organisations obtain their mandate to speak on behalf of the sector on various strategic partnerships.

In addition to the mandated representatives for the county strategic partnerships, there are also a number of Voluntary Voice Stakeholders. The Stakeholders are sector specialists who have a specific interest in and experience of a particular area who are available to attend meetings at short notice and on an ad hoc basis.

The opportunity to be a Voluntary Voice Stakeholder was open to all voluntary and community groups and forms part of the bi-annual Voluntary Voice election process, with the last recruitment for Voluntary Voice Stakeholders undertaken in January 2016. 

What are Stakeholders expected to do? Stakeholders will:

  • Be asked to speak on behalf of the wider VCS sector (not just their own organisation) to ensure that the views and experiences of the sector are included in discussions.
  • Be expected to attend meetings (or forums etc.) as required and their original organisation will need to understand the commitment this entails.
  • Be expected to actively participate in meetings and take note of the relevant issues to report back to the wider sector via Voluntary Voice.
  • Communicate with the people they represent before and after meetings using the Voluntary Voice team and the formal reporting processes.
  • Respect the confidentiality of any sensitive material disclosed during meetings and to declare any conflicts of interest (e.g. if services are being designed which their organisation might later wish to tender.)

Representatives will be offered support through DeVA and attendance costs will be refunded according to a set formula.


Voluntary Voice Stakeholders Area of Interest:

There are seven different areas of interest that Voluntary Voice Stakeholders cover for the county: 

Health & Wellbeing

  • Amanda Bowen – Lyndridge/Made-Well CIC
  • Hilary Burr – DeVA (NDVS)
  • Deborah Fisher – British Red Cross
  • Tim Lamerton – NDVS
  • Susan Wroe – DeVA (Teignbridge CVS)

Arts

  • Karen Nolan – DeVA (West Devon CVS/Involve)

Environment

  • Jill Davies – DeVA (South Hams CVS)

Community Solutions

  • Amanda Bowen – Lyndridge/Made-Well CIC
  • Charlotte Hanson – DeVA (Action East Devon)
  • David Incoll – CAB Devon
  • Tim Lamerton – NDVS
  • Susan Wroe – DeVA (Teignbridge CVS)

Children and Young People

  • Charlotte Hanson – DeVA (Action East Devon)
  • Sarah-Jane Lowson - SPLASH
  • Karen Nolan – DeVA (West Devon CVS/Involve)
  • Jane Robey – National Family Mediation

Older People

  • Amanda Bowen – Lyndridge/Made-Well CIC
  • Hilary Burr – DeVA (NDVS)
  • Jill Davies – DeVA (South Hams CVS)
  • Deborah Fisher – British Red Cross
  • Tim Lamerton - NDVS
  • Janet Pester – Age Concern Budleigh Salteron

Economy and Enterprise

  • Amanda Bowen – Lyndridge/Made-Well CIC
  • Charlotte Hanson – DeVA (Action East Devon)

 

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