Meet the Team
Alex Doust, Office Manager
0208 315 1902
Alex joined Community Links Bromley as Office Manager in April 2018. Prior to joining us, Alex worked at Healthwatch Bromley and Lewisham as an Administrative Officer. Before her arrival to the UK from Venezuela, Alex worked at an American International School as an Administrative Assistant for ten years and as an Accounts Clerk at the British Council for seven years. Here at Community Links, Alex manages the office, as well as providing specific support for events, projects and the work of the Trustees.
Christopher Evans, Chief Executive
0208 315 1903
Christopher joined Community Links Bromley (CLB) as Chief Executive in September 2019. He has extensive experience in strategic management having worked as Chief Officer at Basildon, Billericay and Wickford Council for Voluntary Service (BBWCVS) for nine years. Prior to this Christopher worked at senior management level at Citizens Advice, where he worked as Borough Director.
He has diverse experience of developing and maintaining relationships with a diverse range of customers, stakeholders and partners including local third sector organisations, private businesses and statutory agencies.
Diane Diamond, Volunteering Service Co-ordinator
020 8315 1930
With the support of a team of dedicated volunteers, Diane delivers the Volunteering Service. She has 19 years of experience in her current and similar roles, gaining significant knowledge in supporting individuals wanting to volunteer, volunteer management issues and the development of volunteering strategies.
Working with local, regional and national organisations delivering services in the London Borough of Bromley, the Volunteering Service offers an on-line volunteer recruitment tool used widely by local residents searching for volunteering. The Service also offers the opportunity for local residents to receive one-to-one support to help identify the most appropriate volunteering opportunities to meet their skills, knowledge and ambitions.
Through workshops, information sessions and one-to-one discussions, Diane supports local volunteer involving organisations to build robust volunteer programmes by looking at volunteer recruitment, retention, management and supervision.
Kathryn Mitchell, Communications Officer
0208 315 1910
Kathryn joined Community Links Bromley (CLB) in November 2018, after having volunteered as an Administrative Assistant at Citizens Advice Lewisham for four years. She initially worked as CLB's Research and Project Support Assistant, providing administrative support for various projects, as well as undertaking research and collating reports to support the organisations projects and operations. In August 2019, Kathryn moved into the role of Communications Officer; her responsibilites include managing the website and social media pages and producing CLB's free, weekly e-bulletin.
Rosanna Ottewell, Capacity Development Officer
0208 315 1919
In 2014 Rosanna joined Community Links Bromley as a Capacity Development Officer, returning in 2017 to establish an impact and engagement programme - Know it Show it - funded through City Bridge Trust. Since Autumn 2018 Rosanna has been providing support for the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Bromley borough. She has over 30 years’ experience in the fields of community development, project management and equality and diversity. Get in touch with Rosanna if you're looking for help to maintain and grow your organisation and the work that you do.