Gary Roskell joins BARN from The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country. Having previously worked across the arts, education, the environment and health, he is looking forward to the experience.
“Bromsgrove And Redditch Network has such a great reputation across the area. The work it does is really valued, and the team here is so dedicated,” Gary said. “I’m joining at a difficult time for voluntary and community organisations, which makes BARN’s job absolutely crucial. When we work together we can overcome a lot of the challenges though, and there are still exciting opportunities out there to find.”
Jean Watson, the Chair of BARN, said, “I am really happy to be handing the reins over to Gary. His breadth of experience and positive attitude is a perfect fit for the role. I have no doubt he’ll be able to build on the achievements of the Network over the last eighteen years.”
Bromsgrove and Redditch Network (BARN) was formed in 1997 to help provide support and services to community and voluntary sector organisations.
The aim of the Network is to give the voluntary sector a collective voice, share ideas and information, identify training opportunities and discuss funding issues. BARN is also a Volunteer Centre, and matches potential volunteers with relevant opportunities.