Tim Bidey leads our work with the voluntary and community sector at Traverse.
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I work alongside voluntary and community sector organisations and help them do more good.
I support organisations to build clear, shared visions of what they want to achieve, develop insight driven and evidence-based activities and find meaningful ways to measure their work.
I have ten years’ experience of working in and with the charity sector in a range of roles, from fundraising and project delivery, through to design, monitoring and evaluation, and most recently as a charity trustee. I draw on these experiences to inform my work alongside organisations as an external researcher, independent evaluator and learning partner. I recognise that research and evaluation in charities almost always sits within a busy, broader landscape to which it must connect, and I take care to work with organisations in ways in non-burdensome ways that generate practical recommendations and add wider value.
I specialise in mental and physical health, ageing and disability-focused work and the power of communities to overcome many of the challenges we face, but our specialisms at Traverse also include young people, community development and digital delivery. I also support Traverse’s national and international work in the field of Social Investment.
I consider it a privilege to follow these interests and support a sector that plays such a vital role in our society – and Traverse feels like the right place to do it. The principles that sit at the heart of the voluntary sector are the same ones we embrace at Traverse: a focus on lived experience, the fundamental importance of inclusion and accessibility, and the strengths of collaborative, flexible ways of working.