Meet the Team
Chief Executive Officer
Mark Rowles has been the business manager for the Four Greens Community Trust since April 2018 and in that time has overseen the development of the Wellbeing Hub initiative in partnership with Plymouth City Council. Mark has also supported the Board with the development of their strategy and is currently leading on the Emergency Response set up with local partners that is supporting our local community during Covid-19. His role is to ensure the long term economic viability of the Trust.
Interests - going to the theatre, sport and travelling
MEET THE TEAMS
Linda Barraud has been supporting Four Greens Community Trust with financial matters since April 2019. Linda has helped to establish the accounting systems and policies being used by the Trust. Linda was co-opted as a director in October 2019 and is a member of the Finance Sub-Committee reporting to the board monthly.
Interests - interior design, genealogy, history
Steve joined the Four Greens Community Trust team as part of the Time to Shine Leaders programme with the Rank Foundation as a Community Participation Worker and his placement was so successful that he became a permanent member of staff in January 2023. Steve runs our Fun 4 All Disability and Community Larder provision as well as supporting people on a one to one basis to access services.
Interests - include, foreign holidays, meals, watching football and socialising
Community Development Manager
Mel has worked in libraries for the past 13 years, promoting services, resources and activities in free, safe, warm and trusted spaces. She has managed volunteers and work clubs and in 2020 formed the Plymouth Digital Inclusion Network, bringing together more than 40 organisations to help give people in need access to devices, skills training and connectivity. She is looking forward to using this experience as a starting point to help improve and increase community togetherness, strength and mutual support.
Interests: reading, going to music and comedy gigs, meeting up with friends.
Volunteers are the life blood of Four Greens Community Trust and Lesley is determined to ensure that all volunteers get a quality experience. Lesley feels privileged to be a volunteer herself in this role. Her role includes recruiting volunteers and working with all the staff to identify what is needed from volunteers for different activities and events.
My interests are all sorts of craftwork, helping people and spending time with my dog.
Veterans Community Outreach Co-ordinator
Glenn Jordan served for in the Royal Navy for 10 years before being medically discharged, since then he has done extensive work across several communities in Plymouth, ranging from childcare to major events, such as Armed Forces Day, sporting events including the bid to host the Football World Cup in Plymouth and was Chair of the Armed Forces Day Committee. Having served as a councillor for 22 years he was awarded the title of Alderman in 2022. Alongside his new role at Four Greens, he also likes to support Veteran's and their families.
Interests: Photography, playing wheelchair rugby or driving a rescue boat for Veterans Sailing.
Wellbeing Hub Manager
Nicola White started working for the Trust in January 2019 and is the face of the Trust as she is the person who meets and greets visitors to our Centre. In her role as a link worker she also supports residents within our community to access community health services and encourages them to become part of the activities held at the Centre and in the wider community. Nicola also undertakes a lot of the administrative roles within the Centre.
Interests - socialising, dog walking, classic cars.
Yve joined our team in October 2020 to coordinate our emergency food response service. As part of this role Yve will also be looking at food sustainability, supporting families on a budget and encouraging healthier lifestyles.
Interests - spending time with family and crafting.
Alice works part time to help effectively promote our services and improve communications.
Alice’s background is in sport and works for Argyle Community Trust, one of our major partners. Alice is looking to support us in the future to develop health and physical activity programmes.
Interests - netball, spending time with family.
Mark is the facilities manager at Four Greens Wellbeing Hub managing the small team that maintain high standards of cleanliness / health and safety ensuring the hub is a pleasant place to work and visit. We offer excellent customer service to tenants, building users and the wider community.
He is the co-director and founding member of Pride in Plymouth CIC.
Interests - cooking, eating out, theatre and walking.
Jon joined our team in January 2019, and his skills in carpentry, painting and general DIY work has enabled the centre to remain in an excellent condition. Jon is a local resident and is delighted to be working for an organisation who is giving back to their community. An example of Jon's handwork can be seen when visiting our small community garden which he helped to create.
Interests - family, watching his son play football, films
Annette is our cleaning goddess and has been with the team since 2016. Annette works closely with all our clients and enjoys keeping the site clean and tidy.
Interests - the grand children, camping and reading Catherine Cookson novels