• This is Jayne’s second spell as a trustee of ARVAC but her first time as chair.

    Jayne is the Head of Research and Learning at Local Trust where she develops and manages the evaluation of the Big Local programme and leads on research on the future of community development.

    Jayne has over 25 years’ experience of working with communities and the voluntary and community sector. Previous to her role at Local Trust she worked for Haringey Association of Voluntary and Community Organisations (HAVCO) – the council of voluntary service for the London borough of Haringey. At HAVCO Jayne managed services for members and the volunteer centre.

    Prior to this, Jayne led on research and evaluation at the Community Development Foundation.

  • Sharon Clancy was Head of Community Partnerships at the University of Nottingham, the unit which promotes and supports community and public engagement, until December 2013. She held his post at the University for 6 years. Prior to that, Sharon was CEO of Mansfield CVS for 7 years, a local infrastructure charity supporting all third sector organisations in Mansfield, North Notts. She also led on user and carer engagement prior o becoming CEO, within health and social care structures, and set up the national network Involve for similar posts within the third sector. Before that she was a Senior Lecturer and Education Advisor in disability issues at Sheffield Hallam University, working with SKILL, the National Bureau or Students with

    Disabilities, both nationally and internationally, as well as working extensively in the third sector. In 2011 she completed an MA thesis focusing on the role of the university in promoting social justice through student activism and public/community engagement, for which she won the annual Eaton Hall prize. A Cambridge graduate in English Literature, Sharon has since moved into the fields of psychology and health and social care, third sector leadership and community engagement and has taught in these subjects within Higher Education. Her current PhD is examining short-term residential adult education in war period, with the Shropshire the post Adult Education College at Attingham Park (1948 – 76) as its primary focus. This is a synthesis of her previous research interests and personal background. She is currently a trustee with ARVAC -and with the Raymond Williams Foundation.

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