Meet the Team

STAFF
At the heart of Leading Link is its core team of staff, who work tirelessly to ensure that the charity's key objectives are achieved.

Lyn Horton

Chief Executive Officer

Joined Leading Link: 2011

Responsible for: Strategic development

Tel: 01670 820088

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Lyn is the beating heart of Leading Link. She works with schools, businesses and other organisations to help create links and develop opportunities for young people in the region. She is also a Director and Facilitator for The Key and Associate Director of Radio Northumberland.

She is responsible for the strategic side of the organisation including identifying funding opportunities and also leads delivery on the majority of our programmes.

 

 

 

Julie Greener

Manager

Joined Leading Link: 2011

Responsible for:  Finance and Admin

Tel: 01670 820088

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Julie is an integral part of the team. She is responsible for managing Leading Links portfolio of projects, maintaining the day-to-day finances of the organisation, including packaging and pricing workshops. She also coordinates all the policies and procedures ensuring we are totally up to date and staff management.

Julie also is a Key facilitator and won 'Facilitator of the Year 2017'.

 

 

 

Paul Lowder

Project Worker

Joined Leading Link: 2016

Responsible for:  Delivery of projects and workshops.   Media and photography

Tel: 01670 820088

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Paul has a keen eye for photography and is responsible for most of our wonderful photo's that you see here and on our Facebook site.

Paul also works on our mentor programme.

 

 

 

 

TRUSTEES
Leading Link is aided by a fantastic supportive Board of Trustees, who work tirelessly to help the organisation to be successful:

DR CHRISTOPHER N. TAIT, Director of Layer 7 IT Security
KEITH NEWMAN, Entrepreneur and owner of Public Relations company, Highlights PR.
MAXINE GARDNER, Customer Service Leader, DWP, Gateshead and business networker
RYAN SMAILES  Assistant Headteacher, St Benet Biscop Catholic High School  01670 822795
SAMANTHA LESLIE  Headteacher, St Aidan's Catholic First School  01670 813308
VAUGHAN BASSETT  National Facilities Account Manager, OCS Group UK Ltd
WENDY PARKER  Retired Assistant Headteacher  01670 820088

 

Accountant and Finance
BOBBIE BROWN  , Northumberland Accountants   0800 180 4252 

 

 

We are always looking for dynamic and innovative professionals to join our experienced and dedicated team of trustees. If you are interested in getting involved and can commit to bi-monthly meetings, please call us on 01670 820088 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PROJECT WORKERS AND VOLUNTEERS
In order to have maximum impact, the Leading Link team rely heavily upon the support of a growing network of dedicated volunteers and specialist project workers to help to assist in the delivery of projects.

OUR SUPPORTERS 2017
Esmee Fairbairn
The Free Masons - Grand Lodge, Newcastle
Karbon Housing
Postcode Local Trust
The Co-operative Foundation
Joicey Trust
Northumberland Community Chest
Northumberland County Council
West Bedlington Town Council
Lynemouth Parish Council
 

 

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