Meet the team

The Communities Prepared staff team is based at Groundwork South and has extensive experience in delivering community engagement projects.

Programme Manager, Hannah Baker, has ten years’ experience working in sustainability and environmental policy within the charity and university sectors following the completion of an MSc in Environmental Technology at Imperial College London. In this time she has successfully managed and delivered a range of high profile European, national and local programmes covering energy, water, waste, transport and green spaces.

Hannah Baker, Programme Manager
Programme Manager, Hannah Baker

Delivery Manager, Zoey Ayling Zoey has experience in managing international community resilience projects and has previously worked on an education programme for Unicef UK.

Zoey Ayling, Delivery Manager
Zoey Ayling, Delivery Manager

Senior Project Officer, Nick Drew, manages the programme’s longer-term development plans. Nick comes from a sustainability background and has been involved with initiatives from the community scale, through to regional level, and up to UK-wide. Located in the North West, Nick brings with him experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders in his previous role as coordinator of Liverpool City Region’s ‘Year of the Environment 2019’. In recognition of that, Nick was recently awarded the prestigious “Environmental Champion” award for 2021 by the Liverpool Echo.

Nick Drew, Senior Project officer
Nick Drew, Senior Project officer

Senior Project Officer, Paul Robertson, heads up community training and development for the programme. He brings with him his experience as founder and Senior Coordinator of Bradford on Avon’s multi-role Community Emergency Volunteer group and his professional background in landscape architecture.  

Paul Robertson, Senior Project Officer
Paul Robertson, Senior Project Officer

As Senior Project Officer for marketing and fundraising, Imogen Smith manages the programme’s communications strategy and delivery, while also working with communities to identify fundraising opportunities to support their longer term sustainability. Imogen is an experienced marketer and project manager, having worked for both large and small organisations across the charity, publishing and education sectors.

Imogen Smith, Senior Project Officer
Imogen Smith, Senior Project Officer


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