Thank you Diane Claridge, our Development Officer!

Mon 10 Jan 2022


"After working for 18 years in the voluntary sector, the last 5 with Befriending Networks, I have decided to take retirement at the end of March 2022.  I have loved every minute of the past five years, seen a lot of changes in the sector and met some incredible people.  It has been a real privilege to be part of the national focus on tackling loneliness and social isolation and something which will always be close to my heart.  I am looking forward to spending more time with friends and family, looking after grandchildren, and hopefully some travelling when things are a little safer!" Diane Claridge, Development Officer.

"Diane has been the inspirational driving force developing our services to members across England. She leaves the service with secure funding for the next 4 years and over 230 members - a fantastic legacy!  We will miss her from our wee team but wish her the happiest of retirement, when the time comes." Sarah Van Putten, Chief Executive


Could you fill Diane’s shoes and join Sandra in continuing to support and develop our services and support our members across England?  If so ……

We are hiring for Membership Officer (England)! Details here