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About Momentum

About Momentum

Our vision is that the young people of Norfolk are inspired to enjoy a brighter future

We believe that voluntary and community organisations / groups are vital in providing opportunities that inspire, involve and empower the children and young people of Norfolk. We want to lead quality services which are safe, accessible and inclusive for young people.

We aim to:

  • Deliver outstanding support to our members and those organisations with whom we work
  • Support high quality services to young people
  • Use our growing profile and voice to strengthen local youth services
  • Be a strong and focused organisation able to demonstrate our impact.

Whether you run a weekly youth group, a local sports club or are a large organisation providing targeted support to a particular group of young people, we want to support you to do the best you can for our young people.

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Meet the team

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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

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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

Jacqui Wharton | DBS Administrator

Jacqui joined the Momentum team in June 2017 initially as a volunteer and then employed as our DBS Administrator. Her experience with The Department for Work and Pensions and her legal training has helped in understanding the Compliance requirements of the DBS Service.  Jacqui has volunteered for several local voluntary organisations over the last 10 years and remains an active volunteer outside of work.

Jacqui has been in contact with many of those who use our DBS service and helped them to navigate their way through the complexities of compliance for the Disclosure and Barring Service.  “My aim is to help the organisations that use Momentum’s services to understand their legal obligations when deciding whether a DBS check and the level of check are allowed under the current law and guidance.  I hope that through discussion and pointing people to the available tools and guidance that we can do this together in a way that helps people make sense of the legislation.” 

Contact Jacqui: Call 01603 672329 Email Jacqui

Richard Vojvoda | Social Media and Digital Marketing Assistant

Richard joined Momentum (Norfolk) in July 2017. His position as a Social Media and Digital Marketing Assistant nicely plays into his passion for media and technology; a passion that he has been developing ever since he stuck his fingers and a fistful of bottle caps into his grandparents’ VHS recorder as a toddler. Obviously, he had a lot to learn about how media works and that’s why he decided to do his BA and MA in Film Studies at the University of East Anglia. He is currently working towards his PhD where he also got his first opportunity at teaching undergraduates as an Associate Tutor. His responsibilities at Momentum (Norfolk) include updating website content, social media presence and publishing regular E-news.

Contact Richard: Call 01603 672333 Email Richard

Our IT Services and Support are provided by Osiris Technologies. Osiris have long offered invaluable services to charities and local small and medium-sized enterprises. They have formed long-lasting partnerships with charities such as Break and The Nelson's Journey and have provided sponsorship for our latest VSCE conference.

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