THURROCK CVS (Community Voluntary Services) and SAVS (Southend Association of Voluntary Services) Boards are pleased to announce they will be operating a under a shared chief executive officer as of 1st November 2018.
The pilot arrangement will only see a sharing of the chief executive and not a merger of the organisations with both maintaining separate identities, board of trustees and projects.
Kristina Jackson, currently the CEO of Thurrock CVS will be taking the helm in Thurrock and Southend bringing a wealth of experience to build on the strengths and capacities of both organisations.
Kristina Jackson said “Southend and Thurrock whilst similar are very different. What is not different, however, is their shared philosophy and approach in supporting and building communities. Whilst this may be challenging at times, I am also looking forward to the opportunities and learning that can be gained for both and ultimately impact on the local people they support.”
“Staff and Trustees at SAVS are looking forward to working collaboratively with Thurrock CVS and welcoming Kristina onto our senior leadership team. We see this as an opportunity to further develop our services to members and the community we serve as well as enhancing opportunities from our talented staff team” Maureen Longley, Chair of the Trustees, SAVS.
Neville Baldwin, Chair of the Trustees, Thurrock CVS “We are very much looking forward to the benefits to our communities arising from Thurrock CVS and SAVS working together”