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The Bureau appoints Nat Rhodes to Chief!

Nat Rhodes – New Chief Officer

The Bureau, Glossop’s Community Wellbeing Charity and Volunteer Centre has selected its next Chief Officer. Natalie Rhodes, currently the organisations Health and Wellbeing Manager, steps into the role from December from colleague Damien Greenhalgh, who has been the organisation’s Interim Chief Officer. With an extensive background in the probation service and community wellbeing, where she worked with disadvantaged and marginalised people to improve their opportunities and life outcomes. Nat is keen to continue the growth and development of the organisation to meet the needs of the people of Glossopdale and surrounding areas.

Welcoming the appointment, The Bureau’s Chair of the Board of Trustees, Sue Nash said:

The Trustees are delighted to appoint Natalie to the post of Chief Officer. Following a rigorous recruitment process, it was felt that Natalie had the attributes and experience to continue and develop the vision and strategy of the Bureau going forward. We are all looking forward working with her.”

Sue Nash – Chair of Board of Trustees

At the news of her appointment, Nat said:

“I feel absolutely delighted and privileged to be offered the role of Chief Officer at the Bureau!  To start with, I would like to thank my predecessor Sophie Glinka for her passion, vision and drive in developing this Charity into what it is today.  I am now in the fortunate position of picking up the Chief Officer role at a time where we have a high functioning culture, vision and a positive reputation.  This combined with such a strong, talented and committed team of staff and volunteers makes my transition into this role much easier.

“There are some challenges ahead, new health boundaries to navigate, new relationships to make and nurture, and decisions to be made as to how we best manage the ongoing effects of the COVID pandemic to name but a few.  I bring with me a genuine interest in and deep care for people, an extensive background in developing and delivering projects and interventions that work and 17 months of direct operational management across our social prescribing, befriending and peer support services. 

By continuing to put the needs of local people at the forefront of our decision making, I am confident that The Bureau will continue to thrive and serve the community well.  In the meantime, I will make sure that I take the time to get to know the people of Glossop well and ensure that The Bureau continues to be relevant, supportive and current in responses to local need and open to new opportunities, partnerships, and work streams as they arise.  What an exciting new chapter we have ahead of us, I can’t wait to share the journey with you all!” 

Nat Rhodes – New Chief Officer

Congratulations, Nat!