Bournemouth and Poole CVS
Supporting Voluntary and Community action in Bournemouth and Poole

Meet the Staff team

Vivienne Aird, Chief Executive

Vivienne Aird

Chief Executive

The organisation is led by Vivienne who works closely with the Board of Trustees to develop the organisation’s strategy. She manages the overall operations and harnesses the resources of the organisation to put the strategy into practice. She also acts as the main point of communication with key stakeholders and is responsible for raising funding to ensure the sustainable development of the organisation.

Vivienne works 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. To contact her, please e-mail

Amy Dowling, Volunteer Centre Broker

Amy Collins

Volunteering Development Worker

Amy is our Volunteering Development Worker  Amy compiles our monthly Voluntary Vacancy booklets, liaising with local VCS organisations who want to advertise their opportunities with us.  She matches potential volunteers to voluntary vacancies, conducting volunteer interviews where needed.

Amy works 9.30am-2.00pm Monday-Friday.  To contact Amy, please call our office number or e-mail

Dani Ford-Horne, Youth Development Worker

Dani Ford-Horne

Youth Development Worker

Dani is our Youth Development Worker.  Dani is responsible for our Youth Development Project, which is a free service to all voluntary and community groups who are working with 13 – 19 year olds in the Bournemouth area.  Dani offers one to one advice and support to existing groups and she also supports individuals who are thinking of setting up and running a youth group/club of any kind.

Dani works Monday-Thursday but is flexible to meet at times that work for both  individuals & groups.  To contact Dani, please call our office number or e-mail


Steve Place - Senior Advisor

Steve Place

Senior Advisor

Steve is our Senior Advisor.  Steve helps organisations set up, and gives help and advice to existing organisations.  Steve's work is part of 'Helping You to Do More' which is being funded to help Bournemouth's voluntary and community groups to be more sustainable.

Steve works 9am-5pm Monday - Friday.  To contact Steve, please call our office number or e-mail


John Bailey

Finance Officer

John is our Finance Officer. John looks after the BCVS accounts, issues payments, prepares financial records, oversees the payroll and ensures HMRC and pension payments are kept up to date.

John works 9am-5pm every Tuesday.  To contact John, please call our office number or e-mail

  Hannah Rees

Hannah Rees

Patient Liaison Administrator

Hannah is our Patient Liaison Administrator. Hannah maintains the BCVS database and membership list, controls the BCVS training course arrangements, produces the Register of Contacts, provides administrative support to the team and looks after the audio-visual equipment loans. Hannah also contacts patients identified within the Virtual Ward Project and talks to them about voluntary sector support options that are available.

Hannah works 9.15am-1.15pm Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri and 9am to 5pm on Wednesdays.  To contact Hannah, please call our office number or e-mail

  Lisa Churchill

Lisa Churchill

Virtual Ward Administrator

Lisa is our Virtual Ward Administrator. Lisa provides administrative support for the Virtual Ward Project including contacting health and social professionals, signposting patients, maintaining our monitoring records and generating reports. Lisa also provides reception duties for Bournemouth CVS, designs posters and other marketing information and supports the events and training.

Lisa works 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday. To contact Lisa please call our office number or e-mail