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The Team

The Road Victims Trust has a small team of full-time and part-time paid staff who ensure that the service we offer is delivered efficiently, effectively and with compassion.

Management & Administration

Mark Turner – Chief Executive


Mark Turner took on the role of Chief Executive of The Road Victims Trust in May 2014. Previously Mark served 30 years as a Police Officer in Bedfordshire retiring at the rank of Chief Superintendent. His past experiences include working within Roads Policing, Firearms Command, Hostage Negotiation and Public Order Incidents.
Latterly he served as Commander of Local Policing ensuring the delivery of uniformed policing across the county. Mark is passionate about the rights of victims and their loved ones.
Mark is married to Sharon and they have 4 grown-up children.

Linda Kitson – Office Manager

Clair Bradley – Regional Fundraiser

 

Service Delivery

 

Frances Bourne – Lead Coordinator

Sarah Jones - Coordinator


Sarah has been with The Road Victims Trust since 2010 when she joined as a Counselling Volunteer. She became a Coordinator in 2013 after qualifying as a Counsellor in 2012. She is now a qualified Clinical Supervisor for the Trust and also trains new Counselling Volunteers
Sarah’s core training was in Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling and incorporated person-centred, gestalt and existential modalities. She has since engaged in further training in different areas of trauma and bereavement
In addition to her work with The Trust, she has a private practice and is also a tutor for an independent counselling training organisation. She has previously worked as a Listening Volunteer for Samaritans and in an agency that receives referrals from GP’s
Sarah is passionate about her work and feels privileged to have such meaningful contact with Clients, Volunteers, Colleagues, Police and others involved with The Trust.

Diana Joy – Coordinator


Diana became involved with The Road Victims Trust three years ago when she joined as a counselling volunteer.
Diana’s training background is integrative with her main focus being of a client centred humanistic and psychodynamic approach and she has since had further training in other areas of trauma and bereavement.
Diana has previously worked as a listening ear for the Samaritans and as a counselling volunteer supporting parents with young children within a children’s centre. She has also worked in mental health with mature adults for several years.
Diana is now a coordinator and she is passionate about the service The Road Victims Trust is able to provide.

Lucy Hancock - Coordinator


Lucy began her work with RVT 3 years ago as a Counselling Volunteer while she was training.
Since qualifying as an Integrative Counsellor Lucy has worked in private practice and in mental health alongside her volunteer work.
Being an Integrative Counsellor means that Lucy’s counselling approach is Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Existential. As well as experience in bereavement and trauma work Lucy also has experience working in addictions and mental health.
Lucy is now a Coordinator for RVT and she is very passionate about the work that we do.

  
As well as paid staff the Trust has a growing team of dedicated Counselling Volunteers.  Without these volunteers we could not provide the full service over such a wide area. All our Counselling Volunteers  have a counselling background and have successfully completed the Trust’s training in bereavement, trauma and the investigative and legal processes associated with serious road collisions so they can provide the best possible support for as long as it is useful.  It is very challenging work and without the Counselling Volunteers we would not be able to support the numbers of people we do.

Do you think you have what it takes to be a Counselling Volunteer? Find out more.

In September 2013 the Road Victims Trust was self-assessed as working at Level 1 of the PQASSO quality assurance system specifically designed for use by voluntary and community organisations.