Your Space Team
The Your Space team comprises a range of dedicated, talented people who each bring their individual experiences and perspectives to their roles.
Your Space is overseen by a governing body – made up of four Trustees – which is responsible for ensuring that the work we undertake is delivered professionally and that our charitable status is maintained through effective administration and the appropriate use of funds.
Our trustees work closely with the Charity Manager and the permanent staff and volunteers who make up the Your Space team.
Vincent is a qualified accountant whose professional background includes Financial Director roles with a number of publicly-listed companies as well as a Chief Operating Officer of a City of London-based firm. Vincent is now the Managing Director and major shareholder of his own direct mail order business.
Andrea has very personal experience of Autistic Spectrum Conditions, being the parent of a young adult who is on the Autistic Spectrum. Andrea oversees the operation of the Your Space charity in her capacity as secretary. Professionally, Andrea works as a Teaching Assistant at Walford College in Shropshire.
Charlotte is the owner and founder of Jigsaw Dance Company, providing dance and fitness classes across Wirral. Charlotte’s company predominantly works with children and adults with physical and mental disabilities. Charlotte graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BA (Hons). Before starting Jigsaw, she worked as a community dance professional.
As well as being a Trustee of Your Space, Karen also heads our fundraising team. Karen has two children with additional needs, one of who has recently been diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Her professional experiences includes the running of a successful business of her own.
Rachel is an experienced manager who also has over 25 years’ experience in supporting and teaching both adults and young people with autism and learning difficulties. Rachel holds a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services, specialising in children and young people’s management. Rachel has extensive experience in grant writing and project management.
Tamara is a freelance community artist with a PGCE in English and Drama and a degree in Community Theatre. She has previously worked as a project manager for disability arts companies, managing large grants from Children In Need, Essex County Council, the Neighbourhood Learning Fund, Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning Services and the Team East for Skills Programme.