Meet Our Staff

Community Action Since 1972 Round Labels

Kate Walton

Chief Officer - Joined August 2021

I’m Kate.

I’ve worked in the voluntary sector here in Worcestershire for over 20 years and quite often it doesn’t feel like work! I was brought up in a family where informal volunteering was – and still is –  a daily occurrence, so it was no great surprise to find myself drawn to this work. The tireless energy, commitment and good humour of volunteers never fail to astound me and provides a great role model for anyone who wants to stay mentally and physically active.

Corinne Phillips

Joined August 2012

I started in August 2012 as Administrator for CA. Basically, I make sure the office is running efficiently and deal with the day-to-day issues that arise. I also arrange meetings and things such as the Volunteer’s Coffee Mornings, Summer and Christmas Fair and other one-off events.

I love my job. I love the ethos behind CA and am proud of the services we provide and of all our fantastic volunteers without whom we couldn’t survive.

Sarah Hodgkiss

Joined September 2009

I started work at Community Action in September 2009. I organise our three Minibuses and two wheelchair adapted vehicles providing transport for social outings, bus services in remote areas, local groups/organisations and medical appointments. It is very rewarding to work for such a wonderful charity and to able to help so many people who may otherwise be stuck in their homes.

Jane Dawson

Joined in 1994

I started work for Community Action in 1994. My role as Community Car Service Organiser is to take and organise bookings for transport to medical trips, such as appointments at the hospital, doctors dentist etc. I can also organise trips to take clients shopping and to destinations such as the bank or hairdressers. I also manage our team of volunteer drivers, liaising and co-ordinating with them to arrange the bookings.

I enjoy the fact that I am helping our clients to get to appointments which they would otherwise struggle with. I like the contact with our clients and the variety which is packed into everyday in our very busy office!

Aileen Burton

Joined October 2004

I started on 11th October 2004. I enjoy working at CA because of the close relationship that builds up between us (staff) with our clients and working alongside the kind group of volunteers that support us at CA. This team work brings a unique and essential service to our local elderly residents.

Julie Savage

Joined October 2011

I joined the organisation in October 2011 as part-time book-keeper. My role involves settlement of all Community Action accounts, volunteer expenses, daily banking, staff salaries, pensions, VAT etc basically ensuring that the books balance at the end of the day. It can be a very stressful role but it is one that I enjoy as I like number crunching. I have so far worked my way through two Treasurers and am currently on my third!