Get Connected is managed by 16 full-time staff, plus a team of over 100 trained Helpline Volunteers, who provide our vital helpline service for young people under 25.
Our staff team is responsible for managing the helpline service and spearheading our fundraising and communications activities, so that we are able to continue to support young people in difficulty and distress.
Chief Executive's Office
Chief Executive - Jessica Taplin
Finance and Operations Manager - Camilla Mortimer
PA to CEO and Office Co-ordinator - Mona Alnuaimi
To contact the Chief Executive's Office, email: email@example.com
The Marketing Department
Head of Marketing - Jonathan Brown
Digital Communications Manager - Merlin Sibley
The Fundraising Department
Head of Fundraising and Development - John Schless
Business Development Manager - Claudette Stewart
Fundraising & Administrative Officer - Genevieve Hinchliff
If you'd like to fundraise for Get Connected please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Service Provision Department
Head of Helpline – Emma Valentine
Helpline Manager – Rose Stone
Volunteer Manager – Nadia Inwood
Helpline Officer - Lucy Outred
Helpline Officer - Rachel Sparks
Helpline Officer - Safiyah Touati
To contact any member of the helpline team, email: email@example.com
Get Connected has over 100 Helpline Volunteers, who are specially trained to offer emotional support and help young people explore their issues. They can let young people know about appropriate sources of further specialist help from our database of 10,000 trusted organisations. If you'd like to know more about the Helpline Volunteer role, please visit the volunteering section.
The Board of Trustees is ultimately responsible for the charity, including strategic development and policy. Our current trustees are:
Gearóid Lane, Chairman
Co-founder and CEO of AgilityEco, which provides a range of professional services to clients in both the public and private sectors in the area of energy efficiency. Gearóid was formerly a Board Director at British Gas.
Elected January 2012
Kate Milne, Interim Treasurer
Chartered accountant currently working for Brooks Macdonald Financial Consulting and providing financial services to several small and medium-sized enterprises.
Elected July 2013
David Smith, Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Sub-Committee (on Sabbatical)
Certified accountant. He spent most of his career with The Burton Group. Since 2000, he has been involved with start-up businesses and spent some time working for a charity.
Elected November 2010
Specialist charities lawyer.
Elected September 2007
VP Product Management at Arieso.
Elected December 2009
CEO Carphone Warehouse Ltd.
Elected in September 2005
Get Connected’s longest serving Helpline Volunteer.
Elected September 2005
Chief Executive, M/SIX.
Elected September 2012
Director of Finance, Tax and Treasury at TalkTalk. Lorraine also volunteered on the helpline for two years.
Elected January 2014