St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity has a small staff team based at St Martin-in-the-Fields. We are supported by a committed and able group of over 230 volunteers.
Tim Bissett, Director
Tim is our Director. He is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Charity, working closely with the Trustees. Before joining St Martin’s, Tim was the Chief Executive of the Church Urban Fund. His interests include following the fortunes of Southampton FC and playing the trumpet. He is also a keen cyclist and runner.
Natalie King, Head of Development
Nat is our Head of Development. She manages the Frontline Network and the Vicar’s Relief Fund. In her previous role, she worked with homeless and vulnerably housed clients to help them access support services across London. When not juggling work and family life you’ll find her eating ice-cream and plotting her next adventure.
Amanda Bennett, Partnerships Manager
Amanda is our Partnerships Manager. She manages the relationships with our 10 Partners and organises our Annual Conference. She has previously worked in frontline roles, Fundraising, Project Management and International Development work in the UK and West Africa, as well as in the diving industry in S.E. Asia. Outside of work, she loves adding extra stamps in her passport, photography and leading an amphibious lifestyle.
Rachel Marshall, Policy and Best Practice Manager
Rachel is our Policy and Best Practice Manager. She communicates with frontline workers through the Frontline Network and shares learnings to influence local and national decision making. She has a background in social policy research and delivering community projects. Outside of work she enjoys sketching, maps and cycling to new spots in London.
Nikki Wimborne, Grants Manager
Nikkie is our Grants Manager. She manages the day-to-day running of our main grant programmes (the Vicar’s Relieft Fund and the Frontline Fund) and leads on the practical implementation of any new grant programmes. Nikki is an experienced Grants Manager with over twenty years voluntary sector experience. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with friends and family, walking and new experiences.
Tom Unsted, Programmes Coordinator
Tom is our Programme Coordinator. He works across the Vicar’s Relief Fund and the Frontline Network delivering administrative support. Before joining, he worked for Coin Street Community Builders helping deliver their nursery and family support services. His interests include a range of sports, cinema, history and is an avid listener of music.
Abi Tsuts, VRF Grants Coordinator
Abi is one of our VRF Coordinators. She supports the Charity Team with assessments and payments. She has worked in the charity sector for over 8 years, with the last 6 in a grant giving. In her spare time, she likes eating, reading and at times, is known to actually enjoy doing DIY jobs around the house!
Nick Stevens, VRF Grants Coordinator
Nick is another of our VRF coordinators, supporting the Team with assessments and payments. He has worked for 18 years in frontline roles, supporting ex-offenders in a housing environment. He enjoys being outdoors at the beach, reading or listening to music. He is also an avid rugby fan.
Amy Washbrook, VRF Grants Coordinator
Amy is one of our VRF Coordinators. She supports the Charity Team with assessments and payments. She came to us from working on the frontline, supporting service users in temporary accommodation. When not at work, you will find her amongst the trees or wild swimming.
Kirsty Gurm, Head of Fundraising
Kirsty is our Head of Fundraising. She joined us from Excellent Development in April 2015. Kirsty’s role is to look after our many donors and spread our message to inspire people to give and get involved. She also manages our High Value Donor Programme. She enjoys cycling, running and escaping to green spaces in London.
Faye Gunton, Fundraising Development Manager
Faye is our Fundraising Development Manager, leading on our work with charitable trusts and foundations, and major donors. In previous roles she has worked in local and national healthcare charities, managing partnerships with philanthropists, National Lottery Community Fund and statutory bodies such as NHS England. When she is not at work, you might find Faye tending to her balcony garden or dressmaking.
Deborah Giles, Individual Giving Manager
Deborah is our Individual Giving Manager. She is responsible for developing the charity’s Individual Giving programme by ensuring that our supporters are valued, appreciated and kept informed of the impact of their support on our work. Deborah’s role also includes promoting gifts in Wills as another valuable way of supporting the charity. Deborah is a keen walker and gardener, and has participated in two London Marathons.
Asel Guillot, Head of Communications
Asel is our Head of Comms. She is responsible for all our communications – developing and delivering our comms strategy, including media and PR work. Before joining St Martin’s, Asel was leading on comms at a different charity and prior to that – at Coutts bank. When not at work, Asel is busy with her local church where together with her husband they are involved with Christian ministry.
Laura Aznar Herranz, Communications and Engagement Manager
Laura is our Communications and Engagement Manager. She manages our digital channels, leading on fundraising communications strategy, and working with our media partners. She also supports the Fundraising Team on our campaigns. When she is not at work, you might find her planning her next trip back home to Spain, hiking or lost in a good book.
Josh Macmillan, Digital Manager
Josh is our Digital Manager. He manages all aspects of our digital presence and strategy, leading on social media, website and working with our digital partners. Before joining St Martin’s, he worked in digital marketing for two children’s charities. When not at work, he enjoys running, reading, walks in the countryside with his dogs and sports, particularly cricket and rugby.
Jason Green, Charity Operations Officer
Jason is our Charity Operations Officer. He is responsible for the office administrative, facilities and financial functions of the Charity. Prior to St Martin’s, Jason worked in community charity and media policy. He enjoys reading, the theatre and cinema, the gym, history and travelling.