The Mulberry Centre - for anyone affected by cancer Heart

Our People

The Mulberry Centre has a small team of paid staff who are involved in all aspects of the delivery of our services. Our counselling and therapies and group activities are delivered by a wonderful team of volunteers who are led by part−time Consultants. We also have strong governance with a Trustee body of 11 who bring a wide range of expertise and skills (health, accountancy, legal, fundraising, business, community).

Staff

Raj Athwal

Executive Director
Full-time

Raj is responsible for overall management of The Mulberry Centre and leadership of the team of staff and volunteers. Key responsibilities are: strategic direction of the charity; developing and implementing service enhancements; fundraising and promotional strategy; staff recruitment; development and building relationships with stakeholders.

Currently vacant

Mulberry Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Manager (MMCISM)
Full-time

The MMCISM the primary point of contact for anyone wishing to access the Centre, assessing their needs and guiding them to the information and support that is right for them. Responsible for the library resources and provision of information to users this role works closely with partners in the regional cancer network.

Angie Forero (interim)

Finance and Operations Manager
Full-time

Angie is responsible for the financial and operational management of the Centre, overseeing among others the Reception, estates & facilities and IT systems. Her financial role involves ensuring the financial records are up to date and providing key reports to The Board of Trustees and the Fundraising Team.

Currently vacant

Fundraising and Communications Manager
Part-time

Lesley will develop and deliver an integrated and effective fundraising and communications strategy  to grow income and to raise our profile in the community.She is responsible for making grant applications, working with companies and individuals to maximise fundraised income as well as ensuring effective communication to raise awareness.

Currently vacant

Direct Marketing and Communications Officer
Part-time

The Direct Marketing and Communications Officer will work closely with the Fundraising and Communications Manager to provide effective communications to increase income and raise our profile.

Shefali Agrawal

Mulberry Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Assistant (MMCISA) and Interim Senior Counsellor
Part-time

Shefali and the CISA support the Cancer Information and Support Manager to provide a comprehensive holistic cancer information and support service within The Mulberry Centre to meet the needs of cancer patients, carers and those bereaved as a result of cancer.

Shefali  has responsibility for running the counselling services in accordance with the Centre’s guidelines. She provides guidance and professional support for all our volunteer counsellors in order to ensure that the Centre’s high reputation for these services is maintained.

Currently vacant (Paula Finnie and Jenny Parker interim)

Cancer Information and Support Assistant
Part-time

Along with Shefali, the CISA supports the Cancer Information and Support Manager to provide a comprehensive holistic cancer information and support service within The Mulberry Centre to meet the needs of cancer patients, carers and those bereaved as a result of cancer.

Jo Taranowski

Mulberry Macmillan Volunteer Co-ordinator and Challenge Events Officer
Part-time

Jo is responsible for all aspects of volunteering at The Mulberry Centre, including the co-ordination, recruitment, induction, support and training of volunteers, adhering to the Centre’s volunteering policies. Jo matches the skills and availability of volunteers to the roles available and supports and monitors the impact of volunteering on the Centre’s activities.

Jo also helps Fundraising by co-ordinating participation in Challenge Events

Santosh Chohan and Charlie MacCormack (interim)

Services Administrators
Part-time

Santosh and Charlie provide day−to−day administrative support for The Mulberry Centre’s services, including taking telephone calls, dealing with queries, booking appointments, maintaining the client databases and producing reports.

Consultants

Nisha Jani

Senior Therapist
Part-time contractor

Nisha has responsibility for running the complementary therapy services in accordance with the Centre’s guidelines. She provides guidance and professional support for all our volunteer therapists in order to ensure that the Centre’s high reputation for these services is maintained.