Meet the Team

Claire Flowers - Executive Manager

I am responsible for the day to day management of Girlguiding Ulster and Lorne Estate. I am the Secretary to the Ulster Executive Committee and aim to implement the strategic plan and vision as set out by the Trustees. I can help with any queries relating to child protection, insurance, governance, complaints, charity information, grants and starting new units.

Claire@girlguidingulster.org.uk 028 9039 5923

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Operations Team

The Operations Team can help you with all general enquiries for Girlguiding Ulster and Lorne Estate including joining, membership support and bookings for Lorne.

Please contact any one of us on 028 9042 5212 extn. 2 and we will be happy to help you.

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In addition each member of the Operations Team has a specialist role. You can find more information on this below and if you have a specific query please feel free to direct your correspondence to the most relevant staff member.

Tasha Crawford - Operations Manager

I support the Executive Manager by coordinating the day to day operations of Lorne and the membership office ensuring productivity and profitability across our departments. I manage and improve the efficiency of support services utilizing new technologies where possible and I work to expand opportunities to market all our facilities to Guiding members and non-Guiding business when the facilities are not required for Guiding purposes.

Tasha@girlguidingulster.org.uk 028 9039 5920

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Liz Ritchie – Operations Assistant, Membership Support

I can provide support for the membership systems for Girlguiding Ulster which includes Join Us, Go! and AccessNI. I also look after the administration of the International programme and am the main point of contact for the Ulster Training Team.

Liz@girlguidingulster.org.uk 028 90 425212 Ext. 2

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Amy Cushley + Adam Bradley - Operations Assistant

Amy and Adam manage Lorne Estate bookings and enquiries ensuring each group who attends Lorne has a fantastic experience. For any queries about Lorne Estate’s accommodation or general enquiries do not hesitate to contact us.

Amy@girlguidingulster.org.uk Adam@girlguidingulster.org.uk

028 9042 5212 extn. 2

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Lee Kennedy - Operations Assistant, Programme and Events

I plan and deliver a wide range of activities and events for Girlguiding Ulster members to support leaders with their programme planning. In addition, I undertake many graphic design projects for Lorne and Girlguiding Ulster.

Lee@girlguidingulster.org.uk 028 9042 5212 extn. 5

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Ian Paden - Outdoor Activities Co-Ordinator

I organise and run the outdoor activities at Lorne Estate alongside our team of casual activity instructors. I can advise you on suitable activities for your group and can also put together a bespoke programme of activities to suit your participants and budget. As well as this I look after the campsites and equipment at Lorne and can help you plan your next camp.

Ian@girlguidingulster.org.uk 028 9042 5212 extn. 4

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Jacqui Cummins - Finance Officer

As Finance Officer I am tasked with looking after the financial systems for Girlguiding Ulster. I monitor the budgets, prepare payroll and look for cost-savings to ensure good value for money.

Jacqui@girlguidingulster.org.uk 028 9039 5922 extn. 6

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Sarah Jamison – Development Worker

As Development Officer, I am responsible for promoting Guiding to girls and volunteers across the province. Contact me directly or through your County Commissioner or District Commissioner to discuss how to increase the number of girls or volunteers in your unit.

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Laura Minnis – Retail Merchandiser

I run the Girlguiding Ulster shop located within Lorne Estate. I ensure your equipment needs are met and devise new product lines to add to the existing Girlguiding range of merchandise. Please contact me to place orders for uniform, resources and badges. You can also visit the shop in person Mon-Sat 9.30am - 4.30pm.

shop@girlguidingulster.org.uk 028 9042 5212 extn. 1

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Tracey Irvine - Executive Assistant

I provide administrative support to the Executive Manager and Chief Commissioners to keep everything in order and running smoothly. I also look after Millennium Volunteers so please contact me if you need to request any certificates, badges or have any queries.

Tracey@girlguidingulster.org.uk 028 9039 5928

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Kirsty McMullen - Marketing and Communications Officer

As the marketing and communications officer my aim is to raise the profile of Girlguiding Ulster engaging our members by managing our online platforms including the website, social media and monthly e-news. Get in touch with me if you have any queries or have anything you would like to share online.

Kirsty@girlguidingulster.org.uk 028 9042 5212

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Robyn Atcheson - Development Officer for Belfast

As the development officer for Belfast County, I focus on promoting Girlguiding across the city. I work alongside staff and volunteers to grow and maintain our numbers of girls and volunteers. Please get in touch if you have any queries about growing Girlguiding in Belfast.

robyn@girlguidingulster.org.uk 07464484221