Published 27 Sept 2021


Deborah Hayman, Community Southwark's Director of VCS Support, is leaving us after 11 years in the team.


"After 11 years at Community Southwark, the time has come for me to say goodbye, at least to the organisation, if not the Borough. I will be going to a new role at PECAN in October and hope very much to work with many of you in the future.

I wanted to take this opportunity to say a massive THANK YOU to all the current and past staff and volunteers at Community Southwark, who have made it such a fabulous place to work – somewhere that has felt like family – I leave having met some of my closest friends here and with plenty of great memories.

I also want to thank the incredible VCS in Southwark, without you, there is no CS and I have enjoyed getting to know so many of you; I have been inspired by your work and determination and awed by your commitment and fight. I have laughed with you, cried with you and gotten angry with you and worked on solutions with you and so I hope I have had some small impact along the way.

I have had five different roles in the organisation and every one has been challenging and kept me on my toes. I have loved delivering bespoke workshops, working one to one with organisations, seeing funding applications get stronger and stronger and advocating for the VCS whenever I could. I could not have done any of this without the amazing support of both CS staff, volunteers and trustees and its members, so thank you for all your feedback, honest reviews, filling in member surveys and talking to us about what you need and want. Please keep doing this!

I hope to see you all again as I settle into my new role at PECAN and no doubt will end up back at CS taking up all it has to offer as a member."

Deborah, Director of VCS Support


Thank you Deborah!

I am sure you will join the Community Southwark team in saying a big thank you to Deborah for all her hard work and dedication to the sector over the past 11 years! And wishing Deborah lots of luck in her exciting role in our amazing CS member Pecan.


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