Our Centre Manager, Simon David, whose office is on-site, is responsible for all aspects of The Haven Day Centre. This includes Day Services, Staffing, Governance, Policy, Safeguarding and support to the Trustees, who meet six times a year. Simon reports to the chair of trustees.
Simon joined Haven Day Centre in 2012 and has overseen the expansion of service offerings, upgrade of facilities, the increase in policy and procedures, staff training and development and increased connections.
The Christian ethos is at the heart of the ministry, both in the caring and in formal settings of the Centre and Simon is passionate that should continue and that we look to extend our offerings to benefit more people with learning disabilities across our region by providing Christian Care to all those that attend our service.
Prior to 2012, Simon held a variety of positions in finance, pensions and learning and development for UK and global companies for over 30 years. He has also served as Trustee for three charities and been the treasurer for one, for over 20 years. His background has been useful in developing the delivery of care and support to our Members and the staff. He has also undertaken considerable voluntary work with children and youth within his church and has spent time volunteering at a Romanian Orphanage.
His interests are photography, hill walking and riding his motorbike. He belongs to Gordano Valley Church (GVC) and until last year was a trustee. Today he in on the GVC sub-finance group and is lead advocate for ACTS435 which he has just introduced to the church.