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Meet the training team!


Meet the Training Team at Community Action

Community Action Derby runs workshops and training courses to support local organisations to make the most of their resources and equip them with new skills to run their organisations more effectively. We offer courses, seminars, workshops and 1:1 surgery sessions on a wide range of subjects and develop new courses as needs emerge.

Meet the team:

Liz Gumbley: I’ve been training at Community Action now for 13 years supporting voluntary and community organisations to develop their skills and knowledge around group finances, how to manage your group and fundraising.  I have a Level 3 in Education and Training and Level 4 Certificate in Further Education. I really enjoy training people and seeing them progress during their learning experience

Kate Richardson: I have been training at Community Action since 2012 supporting people into volunteering and delivering Volunteer Works training. I support voluntary and community organisations to manage volunteers and implement policies and procedures. I deliver Volunteer Coordinators' forums for volunteer managers in Derby to offer support, training and the opportunity to network.  I recruit volunteers for Community Managed Libraries and Derby Homes residents as well as running a Volunteer Centre and offer full training to enable volunteers to carry out their roles.  I have Level 3 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

Nick Pritchard: I’ve been delivering training for over 20 years,  the last 3 of which have been at Community Action, supporting charities and voluntary organisations in the Derby area, covering subjects including equality and diversity, fundraising, running effective meetings and taking minutes. I have a Level 3 qualification in Education and Training and I like to make training enjoyable as well as informative.

Jayne Williams: I am the Communications Coordinator at Community Action and deliver Social Media sessions to voluntary and community organisations and 1:1 surgeries for people who need more in-depth sessions. I deliver Dementia Friends Awareness sessions to organisations in my role as a Dementia Friends Champion and I have also trained and coached people in dance fitness but not at Community Action! I have a Level 3 Award in Education and Training and I am currently studying for a BA (Hons) in Sociology with the Open University .

Nina Powe: I went into secondary teaching after studying for a Bachelor of Arts as a mature student, graduating in 2000. Instead of a PGCE, I learned ‘on the job’ as an unqualified teacher in a variety of schools around Derbyshire and gained Qualified Teacher Status by assessment route only through the University of Gloucester. Now I mentor on the Journey 2 Employment programme supporting mixed ability participants with individuals’ training needs. Additionally I support Derby Homes residents with developing their computer skills. It’s always great to see people engage and ‘get it’ and it’s always rewarding making a difference for people.