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Meet the team

Meet the team

Meet the team

Tim Bissett - Charity Director

I manage the St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity, overseeing the Radio 4 Christmas Appeal, The Vicar's Relief Fund and the Frontline Network.

Natalie King - Head of Development (on maternity leave until November 2021)

I manage the Frontline Network and the VRF (Vicar’s Relief Fund) and have previously worked in housing advice and support roles, both nationally and in London. When not juggling work and family life you’ll find me eating ice-cream and plotting my next adventure.

Mark Phillippo - Impact Manager and Interim Head of Development (until November 2021)

I support the team with grant assessment and payments. I have worked in a variety of roles in the supported housing and homelessness sectors for the past 20 years. I enjoy live music, the theatre and playing 5-a-side football.

Amanda Bennett - Partnerships Manager

I manage the relationships with our Network Partners and organise our Annual Conference. I have previously worked in frontline homelessness sector roles, Fundraising, project managing intervention schemes supporting women in contact with the CJS, International Development work in the UK, East/West Africa and North Slope Borough of Alaska through to the scuba diving industry in S.E. Asia. Outside of work, I love adding extra stamps in my passport, photography and leading an amphibious lifestyle.

Rachel Marshall - Policy and Communications Officer

I communicate with frontline workers through the Frontline Network and share learnings to influence local and national decision making. Before joining the team I worked in social policy research and delivering community projects. I enjoy sketching, maps and cycling to new spots in London.

Alexander Colling - Interim Impact Manager (until November 2021)

Among other things, I support the team with grant assessment and payments. I have worked in frontline roles in homelessness in England, Scotland and Belgium over the past 12 years. When not working, I enjoy cycling around Europe for extended lengths of time.

Natasha Peter – VRF Coordinator

I work on the VRF assessing grant applications, making payments and dealing with enquiries. I’ve worked in the charity sector in both a voluntary and paid capacity for over 18 years, including working for charities associated with mental health, substance misuse and end-of-life care. In my spare time I love watching films and crocheting items which I photograph in different places around London and the UK.

Abi Tsuts - VRF Coordinator

I support the Charity team with assessments and payments. I have worked in the charity sector for 8 years, with the last 6 in a grant giving. In my spare time, I like eating, reading and at times, I am known to actually enjoy doing DIY jobs around the house!

Barbara Flemmings - VRF Coordinator

I assess grant applications and prepare successful applications for payment. I have worked in the voluntary and public sector in a paid and voluntary basis- primarily in housing. I have an interest in current affairs, routemasters, Arsenal, collecting vinyl, the Tom Robinson Band, ballet and netball. I also have a football coaching certificate.