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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. My interests include following the fortunes of Southampton FC and playing the trumpet. I'm also a keen cyclist and runner.

Natalie King - Head of Development

I manage the overall strategy for 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.

Amanda Bennett - Partnerships and Participation 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 management of intervention schemes supporting women in contact with the criminal justice system, International Development work in the UK, East/West Africa, North Slope Borough of Arctic 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.

Rachel Marshall - Policy and Best Practice Manager

I communicate with frontline workers through the Frontline Network and share learning 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.

Nikki Wimborne - Grants Manager

I manage the day-to-day running of our main grant programmes (the Vicar’s Relief Fund and the Frontline Fund) and leads on the practical implementation of any new grant programmes. Nikki is an experienced Grants Manager with over twenty years voluntary sector experience. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with friends and family, walking and new experiences.

Naomi Trenear - Participation 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. I am passionate about system change and working towards social justice in the sector and society in general!

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.

Amy Washbrook, VRF Grants Coordinator

I am a VRF Coordinator. I supports the team with assessments and payments. Before this, I worked on the frontline, supporting service users in temporary accommodation. When not at work, you will find me amongst the trees or wild swimming.