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Meet the team

Meet the team

Meet the team

Tim Bissett - Charity Director

I manage the St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity, overseeing the Radio 4 Christmas Appeal, The Vicar's Relief Fund and the Frontline Network.

Natalie King - Head of Development

I manage the Frontline Network and the VRF (Vicar’s Relief Fund) and have previously worked in housing advice and support roles, both nationally and in London. When not juggling work and family life you’ll find me eating ice-cream and plotting my next adventure.

Mark Phillippo - Impact Manager

I support the team with grant assessment and payments. I have worked in a variety of roles in the supported housing and homelessness sectors for the past 20 years. I enjoy live music, the theatre and playing 5-a-side football.

Amanda Bennett - Partnerships Manager

I manage the relationships with our Network Partners and organise our Annual Conference. I have previously worked in frontline homelessness sector roles, Fundraising, project managing intervention schemes supporting women in contact with the CJS, International Development work in the UK, East/West Africa and North Slope Borough of Alaska through to the scuba diving industry in S.E. Asia. Outside of work, I love adding extra stamps in my passport, photography and leading an amphibious lifestyle.

Naomi Trenear - Partnerships Officer

My role as Partnerships Officer includes developing and building relationships with frontline staff and organisations across different sectors who support people experiencing homelessness. This includes planning and organising our national and regional conferences and overseeing the Training Fund that awards grants to frontline workers to support them in their roles. For the last five years I have been working in frontline support roles in homelessness, substance misuse and young people’s services and I am passionate about supporting the people who support the people that our organisations exist to serve. I enjoy reading (particularly about psychology), cooking and exploring the UK’s wild places.

Rachel Marshall - Policy and Communications Officer

I communicate with frontline workers through the Frontline Network and share learnings to influence local and national decision making. Before joining the team I worked in social policy research and delivering community projects. I enjoy sketching, maps and cycling to new spots in London.

Alexander Colling - VRF Grants Coordinator

Among other things, I support the team with grant assessment and payments. I have worked in frontline roles in homelessness in England, Scotland and Belgium over the past 12 years. When not working, I enjoy cycling around Europe for extended lengths of time.

Natasha Peter – VRF Data and Evaluation Officer

I work on the VRF assessing grant applications, making payments and dealing with enquiries. I’ve worked in the charity sector in both a voluntary and paid capacity for over 18 years, including working for charities associated with mental health, substance misuse and end-of-life care. In my spare time I love watching films and crocheting items which I photograph in different places around London and the UK.

Abi Tsuts - VRF Coordinator

I support the Charity team with assessments and payments. I have worked in the charity sector for 8 years, with the last 6 in a grant giving. In my spare time, I like eating, reading and at times, I am known to actually enjoy doing DIY jobs around the house!

Barbara Flemmings - VRF Coordinator

I assess grant applications and prepare successful applications for payment. I have worked in the voluntary and public sector in a paid and voluntary basis- primarily in housing. I have an interest in current affairs, routemasters, Arsenal, collecting vinyl, the Tom Robinson Band, ballet and netball. I also have a football coaching certificate.

Nick Stevens - VRF Coordinator

I am a VRF coordinator, supporting the team with assessments and payments. I have worked for 18 years in frontline roles, supporting ex-offenders in a housing environment. I enjoy being outdoors at the beach, reading or listening to music. I am also an avid rugby fan.

Ekaterina Anguelova - VRF Coordinator

I am a VRF coordinator, supporting the Team with assessments and payments. After completing my studies in social science and working in frontline roles for several years in Scotland, I moved to Brussels for a year, and now I’m back in my native Bulgaria. When I’m not putting my stuff into boxes or taking them out of boxes following a recent move, you’ll find me enjoying a long countryside walk or attempting to learn a new sport.