About Selig

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About Selig

The Selig Suffolk Trust is a registered charity that supports the delivery of three projects in and around Ipswich:

  • The Ipswich Winter Night Shelter
  • Ipswich Hope into Action
  • Open Up

By offering professional expertise, the Selig Suffolk Trustees enable these projects to focus on their core activities. Selig Suffolk’s trustees are experts in business management, financial management, legal support and Church leadership.

Selig Suffolk employs a full time Manager, Julia Hancock, to ensure that each project has a strong framework. She oversees the projects, supports their monitoring and evaluation, creates and maintains polices and procedures, implements quality standards and recruitment and retains volunteers. Julia has 10 years of business management experience plus 15 years of charity management experience in 4 very different charities.

Selig Suffolk also employs a full time Support Worker, Marlene Scrivener. She is responsible for identifying and referring potential Night Shelter Guests and Hope into Action Tenants. She works with guests and tenants to improve their relationships and housing options. Marlene trained as a Nurse before working in community health.

Selig Suffolk’s Trustees

Reverend Canon Paul Daltry: An Anglican minister who helped launch the Town Pastor scheme across the county, set up the Ipswich Winter Night Shelter and is the Vice Chair of the Police and Crime Panel in Suffolk.

Clare Barlow: A Partner at Christchurch Solicitors LLP based in the centre of Ipswich. Previously Clare had a senior management role in the NHS after training as a nurse.

Jonathan Goldthorpe: Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and Finance Director and Chief Operating Officer at an insurance company in London.

Ginny Idehen: Manager of Suffolk Mind’s Wellbeing and Heritage Centre, Quay Place. Ginny is also Chair of the Executive Board of Suffolk Business Women, a networking organisation for women in business.

Mervyn Dye: A retired Management Accountant, Mervyn is the lead Trustee for Ipswich Hope into Action. He is a Church of England Reader and worships at one of the Ipswich Winter Night Shelter host churches.

Reverend Carol Mansell: An Anglican minister looking after five parishes in and around Monks Eleigh in Suffolk. Also the World Development Adviser for the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich.

Rob Darrington: Sales & Marketing Manager for a life science instrumentation company in Cambridge. Rob has volunteered as a leader with young persons holiday camps and is also a Trustee for a local educational charity.