Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Martin Kimberley

Martin Kimberley

Chief Executive

As Chief Executive it is my role to support the Board, our Staff and our wider partners to deliver our business plan and strategy priorities.

Our main objective is to support change in systems and behaviours amongst leaders, organisations and individuals to reduce inactivity levels across the County, making Dorset a place for people to enjoy an active lifestyle.

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Charlie Coward

Charlie Coward

Deputy Chief Executive

My role is to build relationships with our key stakeholders embedding a whole system approach to address inactivity in Dorset. My main responsibility is to lead our health work programme and the development of a county wide physical activity strategy.

Some key objectives;

  • Supporting the Chief Executive and our board to fulfil the strategic objectives of Active Dorset
  • Offering leadership and supporting continuous development of the team
  • Managing the Active Ageing Project
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Clive Nelson

Clive Nelson

Diversification Manager

I lead on Slades Park and similar projects in addressing inactivity and community facilities, plus being responsible for workforce development and safeguarding. I also supporting other staff and the organisation strategy as part of my role as a member of the Senior Management Team.

In my spare time try to maintain an NGS garden and chair local cricket club.

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Annie Hargreaves

Annie Hargreaves

CYP Physical Activity Officer

My key role is to connect and collaborate with key partners to influence behaviour change in children, young people, schools and their wider school communities.

Other areas of responsibility include helping schools to complete the Active Lives Survey and keep their Primary PE and School Sport Premium documents up to date.

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Georgie Messenger

Georgie Messenger

Communications Officer

My role is to promote the work of Active Dorset, identifying and interacting with our target audiences and establishing meaningful relationships with stakeholders and policy makers.

Some key areas of my work include maintaining the company website, managing social media profiles for Active Dorset and all sub-brands and assisting and advising project managers to identify and support marketing needs for their programme areas.

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James Day

James Day

Regional Coordinator - Thriving Communities Programme

I coordinate the 'Thriving Communities' programme for the South West Region. Active Dorset, commissioned by the National Academy for Social Prescribing, will work with VCFSE organisations, groups and communities to help form partnerships across sectors until July 2021.

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Chloe Smith

Chloe Smith

Health & Physical Activity Officer

I work on the Active Ageing project; specifically organising training for health care professionals, delivering wellbeing events across primary and secondary care and helping to develop the physical activity pathway within LiveWell Dorset.

Chloe is currently on maternity leave. Please contact Charlie Coward for any enquiries.

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Claire Tabor

Claire Tabor

CYP Physical Activity Officer

My role is to seek opportunities and build relationships within local systems where we can embed physical activity and behaviour change to increase physical activity levels of children and young people across Dorset.

I also support the delivery of specific delivery programmes in CYP including School Games and work with local providers to embed physical activity in their services.

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Maria Wilson

Maria Wilson

Slades Park Pavilion Manager

I am responsible for managing Slades Park Pavilion. This includes the recruitment, training and retention of volunteers to run the café and the coordination of all meeting room and party bookings.

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Bradley Jones

Bradley Jones

Health & Physical Activity Officer

I work with LiveWell Dorset to enhance the physical activity pathway and offer evidential and practical advice to the team. I also work with local partners to identify opportunities for system change to embed LiveWell Dorset within local services.

A key part of my role is to work with contacts in primary and secondary care supporting them to promote physical activity as part of their service.

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Katie Davies

Katie Davies

Health & Physical Activity Officer

My role involves identifying and developing opportunities to embed physical activity messaging for adults, children and young people.

I support the Active Ageing project by building relationships with workplaces in the public sector, form part of a collaboration to encourage physical activity in nature, and I help to identify opportunities for system change within health and social care for children and young people.

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Emma Forsyth

Emma Forsyth

Health & Physical Activity Officer

My role involves seeking opportunities to embed physical activity messaging in primary and secondary care pathways, and local health systems.

I support the Active Ageing and Health Projects with a focus on preventative work within diabetes, cancer and weight management. I also deliver training to health professionals, and wellbeing events in the primary and secondary care pathways.

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Steph Hendy

Steph Hendy

Business Support Assistant

My role involves providing business support to the organisation and acting as a key point of contact for internal and external stakeholders.

I get involved with a wide range of different tasks and activities including implementing new processes and maintaining our office systems.

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Rachelle Lawley

Rachelle Lawley

Business Support Assistant

My role involves providing business support to the organisation and acting as a key point of contact for internal and external stakeholders.

I get involved with a wide range of different tasks and activities including implementing new processes and maintaining our office systems.

I also volunteer regularly at Slades Park Pavilion, Bournemouth.

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