Leading in Leicester and Leicestershire is a Reaching People Project

Reaching People is a consortia of local VCSE (Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise) delivery organisations, bringing together and supporting partnerships is one of our strengths. Reaching People are committed to working together to secure lasting change for their beneficiaries and for the social sector. Working in partnership with national and local training organisations and individuals to bring appropriate expertise to Leicester and Leicestershire and support in delivery of our local place-based leadership programme.

Meet the Leadership Project Team

Jenny Hand

Jenny Hand

Reaching People CEO

I have a long track record of supporting and developing partnerships, setting up CEO support networks and leading on partnership and consortia bids. I am committed to continuous improvement across the voluntary sector and in managing change to make a difference. I intend to continue to be a lead Ambassador for Reaching People and to raising our profile, promoting the value of partnership membership with and on behalf of others. I truly believe that this can and will make a difference to all of our current and future service users across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Shim Gooch

Shim Gooch

Reaching People Leadership Manager

I joined Reaching People in August 2020 as the Leadership Project Manager. My role as Project Manager is to deliver on the Leading in Leicester and Leicestershire Project which aims to roll out training and network programmes for our community from grass root levels to experienced and future leaders, in all aspects of working in the community and voluntary sector. I am excited about leading this project and about the opportunities that will arise for Leicester and Leicestershire.

Tara Sarkaria

Tara Sarkaria

Reaching People Leadership Administrator

I have worked in health and social care throughout my work-life, and in the past couple of years grown interest in the administration and management that goes into providing services that empower people. As the Leadership Project Administrator I support the Project Manager with delivery by completing day-to-day administration for the project.

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