The C3SC Team
Mair Henry (information to follow)
Senior Management Team
I’ve worked in the third sector for almost twenty years. Before I joined C3SC, I was Director of Torfaen Citizens’ Advice Bureau. South East Wales Race Equality Council and Race Equality First are among the other third sector organisations I’ve worked for. I believe the third sector is inclusive, creative and vital – and I feel privileged to be in this role of leading C3SC forward as we work with other organisations to develop a strong, diverse and vibrant third sector in Cardiff.
I joined C3SC in November 2012 after 15 years' working across the health and social care sector. I have a background in commissioning from within Local Health Boards and Local Authorities.
I line manage C3SC's Third Sector Officers who provide support and expertise to the third sector in the city. Over my years of commissioning and collaborating, I recognise the essential work the third sector provides. The need for services to be modern, outcome focussed and able to access professional advice is vital in an increasingly challenging environment.
Third Sector Officers
Before I worked at C3SC I worked for a local credit union, which offered financial services to everyone and advice to small third sector organisations. I've volunteered with two third sector organisations (both local and regional) for around ten years.
I worked in the public sector before joining C3SC. I was with Cardiff Council for three years, in Social Services, and then Community Safety. Prior to that I'd been involved in third sector community safety provision, based in Cardiff Central Police Station.
Before I worked at C3SC I was a Communities First Development worker in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot for four years. I have an extensive background of volunteering, with two years with Citizens' Advice Bureau, a year with the Children and Youth Board and a year with the Youth Welsh Assembly where I acted as a representative for homelessness. I am currently completing a BA/BSc Honours in Environmental Studies, which explores the relationships between our surrounding environments and health and well-being.
In the past I worked in the Communities First programme in Aberystwyth as a youth and community development worker. I have a lot of experience in engaging young people and successfully drawing down funding.
I have worked in the third sector for over a decade and a half with some of society's vulnerable groups, including victims of domestic violence, ethnic minorities, children with disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers.
Families and Young People
I started working with C3SC in November 2012. In my role as Families and Young People Officer I support third sector groups who work with families, children and young people across Cardiff. My background is within Cardiff Communities First and, most recently, I worked as part of the Ethnic Minority Communities First team in Cardiff as a Development Officer. I have an MSc in Community Regeneration.
My role is Communities First Officer, working with the third sector officers to ensure we continue to provide excellent services in our Communities First areas of Grangetown, Plasnewydd and Rumney. I have worked across public, private and third sectors: as Public Affairs Manager for the National Union of Students and, before that, running a democratic engagement project for the National Assembly for Wales.
My background is in local government and smoking cessation, and I have been involved with voluntary organisations all my life. I have worked for C3SC since September 2006 in grant administration and, since June 2012, have been involved in Communities First.
I started as Information Officer at Cardiff Third Sector Council at the beginning of October 2011. My role includes working on 'Maniffesto,' e-bulletins and updating the website. I also look after the C3SC Twitter account @C3SC. It is interesting to hear how third sector groups are making a difference in the lives of people in their communities.
I have been working here for over three years, and the staff and the people I've met have made it an interesting and uplifting experience. In April I was appointed as one of the information assistants, which involves signposting groups and individuals to where they can receive the support and information they need. I also process training bookings and membership applications.
I started working at C3SC in December 2012. This is my first position within the Third Sector. I am finding my role as administrator enjoyable and I am always learning new things about Cardiff and the Community. I process new membership applications and renewals, as well as giving support to the Third Sector Officers with training. I am one of the first points of contact at C3SC, responding to telephone and email enquiries.
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