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.
Barry Winchester, Community Investment Manager
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Barry joined Community Links Bromley as Community Investment Manager in December 2017. Barry's background is in community development, organisational development services, teaching and training, both nationally and internationally. At Community Links Bromley, he leads a small team which provides a range of development services with the aim of building stronger more resilient community and voluntary sector groups and social enterprises across the Borough of Bromley.
If you would like to discuss what the Community Investment Team can do for your group, please get in touch.
Colin Maclean, Chief Executive
020 8315 1903
Colin has been the Chief Executive (previously Director) for Community Links Bromley (CLB) since September 2011. His initial priorities were to work with the Trustee Board to help develop a more sustainable future. He has overseen a full review and change programme (‘Shaping the Future through Collaboration’) to establish a new business model and new team, resulting in a successful high-performing organisation. In 2012, CLB won the contract to host the development of Healthwatch Bromley. In 2013, CLB was the first CVS in England to receive the NAVCA Quality Award accreditation. In 2014, CLB secured a 5-year contract with Bromley Council.
Diane Diamond, Head of Operations and Volunteering
020 8315 1930
Diane leads on the effective management and development of the Volunteer Centre service and on Community Links Bromley operational management issues.
Leah Whittingham, Development Officer: Representation and Advocacy
020 8315 1919
The project has a wide-ranging approach: from a community research programme for residents to an information sharing platform on issues around housing and welfare benefits for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.
Rosanna Ottewell, Development Officer for Impact and Inequalities
020 8315 1909
Rosanna joined Community Links Bromley in May 2017 as Development Officer for Impact and Equalities. The role is supported through a grant from the City of London Corporation’s charity, City Bridge Trust. She is developing a programme to help local voluntary organisations improve the way they measure and demonstrate the impact of their work. She’ll be offering training and guidance on measuring impact and engaging people in the community who experience barriers to getting involved. The programme includes opportunities for networking, making use of digital tools for demonstrating impact and there will be tailor-made support for individual organisations to ensure that they get the most out of the programme. If you’re based in the London Borough of Bromley and want to know more, do get in touch with Rosanna.