New Community Development Worker – Kathryn

20th March 2018

Kathryn Moorcroft has been appointed as our foodbank Community Development Worker for Ellesmere Port and Neston. This part-time staff role was created as part of our strategy to develop Meeting Places in community venues where those struggling with poverty can easily access a wide range of support. This new post is focused on working with volunteers and agencies to make this vision a reality.

Kathryn will join foodbank on 3rd April and work closely with Vicky Porter who has been appointed by Citizen’s Advice, Cheshire West, as their Community Advice & Support Worker. Kathryn and Vicky will be based at the Citizen’s Advice offices on Whitby Road. Ellesmere Port.

Trustee, Andrew Herbert, was one of the selection panel for the role, “We are delighted that so many people applied for the role and for the passion and skills that all the candidates for interview brought. We are pleased to appoint Kathryn and believe that her chaplaincy with the UCE Academy and experience working with volunteers and numerous agencies will be invaluable to our vision for Meeting Places and being a strong partner in the Welcome Network.”

Liz Dickinson, Head of Service Development, Citizens Advice Cheshire West, commenting on Kathryn and Vicky’s appointments said, “It is pleasing to see our partnering with foodbank move forward. We believe that Meeting Places will connect more people to the support that Citizen’s Advice offers. Vicky and her family live in Ellesmere Port and she has worked as a support worker for Chester West and Chester Council and will be a valued addition to our local based team.”

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