New Advice Worker and Upcoming Training

Well into my second week in post, I’d like to introduce myself as the new Advice Worker here at Reading Voluntary Action. Many of you will have known my predecessor, Andy Robarts, and I’m very happy to step into his shoes and join the RVA family.

A little about me:
I have worked within the Voluntary Sector for the past 5 years, most recently with the Alzheimer’s Society in the Reading office, and I’m sure I’ll recognise many of you in my new role. Prior to this I worked as a Family Law Solicitor in Birmingham. Why the career move, I hear you ask? Like many of you, I have a huge passion for the Voluntary Sector and saw a fantastic opportunity for employing my legal training to benefit those who are working so hard to flourish grass roots and diverse programmes in our communities. Outside of work, you’re most likely to find me in a coffee shop or doing some yoga!

So what’s coming up in the next few months and how can I help your organisation?

The Advice Worker telephone and email is back up and running. If you have a query about running your organisation, what safeguards and policies need to be in place, how to go about adapting to growing needs such as employing staff or other employment or governance matters, please feel free to get in touch. I’m happy to offer advice over the phone or email, or meet with you to look at things in more detail.

Upcoming training – don’t miss out!

We’re very pleased to announce that Rachel Eden will be delivering training on Financial Management on 21 October, and the Role of the Treasurer on 12 December. If you’re a new organisation or would like to brush up on your skills, you are encouraged to attend. I will also be co-delivering DBS training on 1 November with Ben Cross from RCVYS. To find out more or to book for our training courses click here

I look forward to meeting you all!

Herjeet Randhawa
RVA Advice Worker