Momentum is an umbrella organisation with the Disclosure Barring Service allowing small organisations to undertake DBS applications for the staff and volunteers through us. Members have a reduction in the costs of DBS applications. No minimum number of applications required.
Where an applicant does not have any evidence from Group 1 an external verification process has to be undertaken to verify the applicant's identity. An additional fee will be charged for this on top of the cost of the DBS. For those organisations acting as an evidence checker on behalf of Momentum (Norfolk) must have attended our DBS Evidence Checking course. Momentum (Norfolk) will no longer be allowed to accept DBS forms from those who have not attended, for more information about these course and dates please see our Training Hub.
Cindee Crehan | Chief Executive Officer
Cindee Crehan joined Momentum (Norfolk) as the Chief Executive in June 2014, having worked briefly for Victim Support on a Domestic Violence and Relationship Abuse Project for children and young people. Prior to this Cindee was the founder and CEO of Embrace, a voluntary sector organisation providing support for teenage parents in Norfolk since 2001. She negotiated the successful takeover of the organisation by Break charity in 2010 in response to the anticipated funding cuts. This experience has given her insight into the pressures faced by both small and large voluntary sector organisations in responding to the ever-changing financial and political climate that we operate in.
Cindee has lived and worked in Norfolk since 1986 - working in the statutory sector (Social Services, Education and Health) and in the voluntary sector.
"Job satisfaction for me is believing that the work I am contributing to makes a real difference to people's lives and knowing that I am doing my job to the best of my ability. As Chief Executive of Momentum (Norfolk) I will support the team in their work with our members, who provide such a valuable role in meeting the needs of young people in Norfolk".
Contact Cindee: Call 01603 672333 Email Cindee
Elaine Lincoln | Business Support Manager
Elaine joined Momentum (Norfolk) in January 2017 as their Business Support Manager. Her role is to oversee and improve the administration aspects of the organisation in addition to supporting the Chief Executive in developing the services that Momentum (Norfolk) currently offer.
Elaine has previously worked for a charity for some 15 years, starting as Personal Assistant to the General Manager and developing into the Head of Human Resources. More recently Elaine has worked for a marketing company as Office & HR Manager.
Elaine is looking forward to her new role, believing that professional support for local groups is vital in providing an inclusive, quality service which interests and stimulates children and young people in Norfolk, encouraging their continuous personal development.
Contact Elaine: Call 01603 672334 Email Elaine
Tracy Dack | Training Administrator
This is my second stint at Momentum (Norfolk) - my first post in the voluntary sector was with Momentum in 2006, when it was known as Norfolk Council for Voluntary Youth Services. I re-joined in 2009 as Training Administrator.
I have also worked for Victim Support as Victim Care Officer and with Norfolk Scouts, as Deputy County Secretary. Prior to my voluntary sector experience I worked for 21 years in the private sector working for a local ceramic tile distributor, starting as a telephonist when I first left school and working my way up through the company to the position of Credit Controller.
As well as my broad experience in administration, I have a Level 2 in the Principles of Business and Administration. On a personal level, I have overcome some significant challenges but always have time for a friendly hello. I recently applied to volunteer within the NHS (West Norwich Community Hospital) as a befriender.
Contact Tracy: Call 01603 672328 Email Tracy
Aimee Gedge | Supporting Excellence Officer
Aimee joined Momentum (Norfolk) in September 2016 and has over four years’ experience of paid youth work as well as volunteer experience as a charity trustee. Prior to joining the team, she was involved in a wide range of youth projects, from setting up an informal education project about hate crimes to being the Youth and Community Worker for the Broadland Youth Advisory Board. Her role as Supporting Excellence Officer is to champion quality in youth groups and help groups work towards an Ambition quality mark to demonstrate how good they are. She will also be running half-termly ‘Good Practice’ meetings in each district of Norfolk so please get in touch if you would like to attend.
Contact Aimee: Call 01603 672326 Email Aimee
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