Meet The Nomad Team
  1. Managing Director
  2. Managing Director
  3. Managing Director
  4. Managing Director

Tim Prior
Youth & Family Team Manager

Sue Prior
Funding Coordinator & Family Support Worker

Sarah Lane
Youth & Family
Support Worker

Josh Smith
Youth & Family
Support Worker


Governance

The Nomad Trustees and Advisory Board:
 
The Nomad Trustees, who meet 2/3 times a year, oversee and ensure that Nomad is administered in line with the Charities Commission

The Nomad Advisory Board is made up of representatives from interested parties and a wide cross section of the community. The Board also meets 3/4 times a year and divide down into smaller sub groups to oversee human resources, staffing, funding and the programme delivery
 
Roger Cole (Chair of Trustees)
Pastor of Henley Baptist Church and has been chair of the Nomad Trustees and Advisory Board since arriving in Henley in 2003. In his role as chair he is also an ex officio member of all the Advisory Groups and plays an active part in supporting staff and the work of Nomad. Sits on all of the advisory groups.
 
Duncan Carter (Trustee)
Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Henley for many years and has also been keenly involved with Nomad since the early 2000’s.
 
Mark Sayers (Trustee)
As a business man and resident in Henley with his family, has had involvement with Nomad since 1996.
 
 
Youth & Families Advisory Board:
 
Tim Prior (Project Lead)
As the Youth and Families Team Manager, Tim sits within this group and is responsible for reporting on the day to day running of the project.

Sue Prior (Staff)
Attends all the advisory groups and acts as a link between the advisory board and staff.

 
Sara Abey
Town Council Representative.
 
Catherine Darnton
Head Teacher at Gillotts Secondary School.
 
Martin Doe
Joined the Advisory Board in 2011. He is a retired Health and Safety specialist and has provided us with expertise in the area of H&S/risk etc.

Dieter Hinke
Is a Town Councillor and acts as the Town Council Representative on the Board. Dieter has enabled us to access sports facilities and equipment for local young people and families to benefit from.
 
Pam Phillips
Has also been associated with Nomad since it started in 1996 originally as a Town Councillor and now as a resident of Henley. She brings her knowledge and skills of life coaching to bear.
 
Melba Pitt
Founder member of Henley Toy Library and Sensory Room

Chris Ward
Local Businessman who has a key role in helping Nomad raise their profile and fundraise within the local community.
 
Clive Wilkinson
Chair of Thamesfield Youth Trust.
 
Barry Wood
Has been involved with Nomad since the early 2000’s. He is a local resident, a retired Schools Inspector specialising in Safeguarding and Health & Safety and is an active member of the team currently helping us develop our volunteer base.
 
Richard Wright
Joined the Advisory Board in 2009. He is a retired business man with experience in handling Human Resources for a large company and brings that expertise to us.
 
Company Secretary & Treasurer:
 
Dave Prior
Provides support to the trustees and handles the Nomad accounts and budgets.
 
As a voluntary sector organisation Nomad is reliant on external funding to support the ongoing work. We would like to say a big thank you to all the following funders and supporters:
 
  • Ancient Order of Froth Blowers
  • Ballards
  • Charlton Otmoor Trust
  • Churches Together in Henley
  • Community Safety Partnership
  • Face of Henley
  • FatFace Foundation
  • Gillotts School
  • GreenSquare Housing
  • Henley Baptist Church
  • Henley Educational Trust
  • Henley Lions Club
  • Henley Literary Festival
  • Henley Town Council
  • Henley YMCA
  • Hobbs of Henley
  • Holy Trinity Church
  • Individual Contributors
  • Invesco Perpetual
  • John Hodges Trust
  • Knight Frank
  • Local primary schools
  • Phyllis Court
  • Probus Mens Club
  • Probus Womens Club
  • Shiplake College
  • South Oxfordshire District Council
  • South Oxfordshire Housing Assoc.
  • Sovereign Housing
  • Tesco Henley
  • Thamesfield Youth Assoc.
  • The Mosawi Foundation
  • Turners Court Youth Trust
  • Twford Boxing Club
  • Waitrose Henley
  • Ward Consultancy
  
In addition many friends of Nomad provide regular giving and one off donations. The Nomad Trustees, Advisory Board and staff are very grateful for the on-going support from all of our funders and value the good partnerships that have evolved. Nomad recognises that it cannot operate in isolation and welcomes the vital input of partner organisations. 
 

Funding

Our History & Future 

1996
 
Nomad was set up as a detached youth project employing a single male youth worker as a response to issues of anti-social behaviour fuelled by alcohol in the local community amongst young people. The name Nomad was synonymous with being nomadic and wondering around. The project was governed by a Management Committee including representatives from local churches, the Town Council, local Police, schools, business and parents etc.
 
2000 - 2008
 
Nomad took on a wider brief to include work with the parents and families and little by little began to establish working relationships with professionals and statutory organisations as well as many children, young people and parents in the town.
As the breadth of work grew to provide support for preschool children and their families as well as the young people and their parents Nomad became a charity in its own right during this period.
 
2008 - 2013
 
In recognition of the work that had developed in the town and in line with the Government€™s initiative to develop children€™s centre€™s in each local community, Nomad was awarded the contract to deliver children€™s centre services in Henley and Sonning Common. With a remit to provide universal services alongside the targeted work through the children€™s centres it was a great opportunity but also a huge challenge. 

The Nomad Youth and Families Team were also developing work on a smaller scale to meet the growing needs identified through local schools, social services, police, health services and through our own systems.  Funding for this area of our work has always dictated it be targeted at those living with disadvantage and as can be seen from records of our work, there is no shortage.

During this period we also restructured the Management of Nomad to provide a more efficient means of governance.
 
2013
 
In a changing world, Nomad was no exception and from April 2013 with the management of the children€™s centres passing to another provider, the Nomad Youth and Community Project returned to its roots, prioritising those who are facing disadvantage through economic and/or complex social issues. 

2014 & beyond.....

The current staff team are as determined as ever to provide support to young people and families who so often live without hope that things will ever change for the better.

The flexibility and fluidity of the project is now part of our DNA,€“ the journey continues!