Position – Very Lucky
Incredibly lucky and privileged to work with such an amazing group of people.
I have many (many) years’ experience of toiling away in the 3rd sector but I have never been happier or more proud to work with such a dedicated, committed and lovable group of staff and volunteers. It has been an amazing experience.
Outreach & Creative Coordinator / Director
Drives a great van, and is a magpie for genuine and grass roots things and happenings in the area. Cad is committed to the supporting everyone to have their voice heard in the community. Radio, ARTS and access to all the creative offer in the town and county are particular passions, with a beating commitment to helping people feel they have a proper pathway to getting anywhere they want to. Always recording things.
ESOL / Project Coordinator
I have the honour of leading the Integration Team, the ESOL arm of ICM. I manage and coordinate delivery of ESOL courses for diverse migrant communities. I am very ably supported by a brilliant team of admin staff, committed tutors and amazing volunteers.
Communities Outreach Manager and Youth Facilitator
Hi my name is Angelle aka A.N.G or sometimes Handgel for those who really can’t seem to pronounce my actual name. I am a music artist and radio lover, and I feel so grateful to be a part of ICM where they allow me to use my skills and passions to help raise aspirations and inspire the next generation of young people. I facilitate many grass roots projects which include skills in music, radio, boosting confidence and making new friends.
Most of my work occurs behind the scenes at ICM, looking after our Operations and Marketing. While not at ICM I can be found larking about with my giant labradoodle Charlie or busy with a spot of feminist campaigning.
I am part qualified CIMA Management Accountant, with vast experience in Finance Domain. I am pursuing my CIMA qualification along with my job. I also attain qualification in other Financial Tools and NVQ Level 3 in IT. I am Accountable for the day to day Finance Management activities carried out in the organization. Managing and maintaining budgets and accounts of various projects running in the organization. Handling PAYE and HR related responsibilities. I am also level 6 qualified CIAG advisor and prior to my current role, I was working as a CIAG advisor.
Adept at finding simple solutions that really work. (since about 1965)
Peter is a refugee from 16 years in the tax office. He is often called upon to make sense of apparently random number sequences or to proofread the stream-of-consciousness prose style of Bruce whilst researching and evaluating material for future bids.
Alicia Kate Durbin (commonly known as Lish, less commonly known as the Durbinator)
Project Co-ordinator / Welfare / Youth Facilitator
My favourite part of this job is working alongside
some of the kindest people in Ipswich who all have a common goal to give a
genuine voice to our community. I have an absolute LOVE for music. Hearing a young person’s
music which our amazing tutors work with them on during their music sessions,
is a supersonic buzz joy.
As well as project co-ordination, I also facilitate on two of our groups – South Street Kids and Girls Where You At? Which I look forward to every week. I feel like I learn as much from them as they do from us.
I honestly feel like the luckiest girl in the world, not only am I working with and for our community, I get to do this alongside a pretty blooming incredible team.
I also have a dog called Cocoa. Who is super cute.
Administration & DBS Officer
I have been with ICM since its inception, when I was appointed Administration Officer for the Integration team. I currently manage DBS checks and administrative work for our various language projects, dealing with registrations, maintaining the database and dealing with exam entries. I am also responsible for creating all sort of publicity material, including logos, flyers, posters, certificates etc.
I am part of the Administrative staff at ICM responsible for overseeing volunteer activities and assisting the Finance Officer in their duties. I also coordinate Events for migrant communities. I enjoy and support the rest of the staff in various activities like learner registrations, manning the front desk and reception, learner assessments, etc.
Jo Richardson has worked for ICM since September 2018. Prior to this she worked at Colchester Institute for 19 years as an ESOL and EFL tutor and Teacher Trainer. She is a mother to three daughters and proud nanny to two grandsons. In her spare time she loves to garden and walk in the local countryside.
Laura is a Director and Film Maker and is proud to be Associate Artist at ICM working with the South Street Kids – celebrating identity and exploring the world through creativity and play. Can usually be found behind a camera, or in the kitchen where the smoke detectors are always cheering her on for being such a great cook. Laura recently returned to Suffolk, to bring up her family, from London where she worked in the education team at the Roundhouse in Camden. As a true Suffolk girl, she started off as a youth worker, naturally moving to creative practitioner and Head of Education for the New Wolsey Theatre and Cambridge Junction, making Theatre, Film & Music in schools & special education provisions across the region. A big lover of vintage synths, coding, beats and Jaffa cakes and very happy to be in the ICM family.
Mark’s background of 25 years is in Youth and Community work, as an expert in Informal Learning and Critical Theory. Mark graduated from Canterbury Christ Church University with a 1st Class Hons Degree and builds his practice through a method of Praxis…. a commitment to supporting people to name their world, recognising the need for enquiry and equity to underpin all work to develop trust and meaning to the work. Mark works locally, regionally, nationally and internationally where he presents himself as the nexus between frontline practitioner and creating innovative cultures of practice. Mark has experience in delivering accredited and non-accredited training in Youth and Community work and has expertise in cultural pedagogy, (sub)cultures, change management and participatory approaches to Youth and Community work. Mark sits on the board at the National Youth Agency’s (NYA) Education and Training Standards Committee, which oversees and visits all Youth and Community undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Great Britain. Mark maintains his commitment to working as a grassroots activist, stimulating change and transformation in young people and wider communities. It is this transformation and critical thinking that will inform equity, participation and social change. Mark is a Director of his own company, Community PRAXIS set up in 2016 whose mission is to support Third Sector Organisations and Communities to develop a critical lens in advancing participatory approaches in fostering cohesive and connected communities. Mark is also a Director of Unity in Diversity CIC, an award winning social enterprise that builds cultural competency and identity affirmation.
Sam is a vital member of the IO Radio team, directly supporting over 70 presenters and ensuring everything at the station runs smoothly. As well as supporting others with training, scheduling and editing, Sam can often be found behind the microphone as a co-presenter. On top of all that as part of our Radio SEN project, Sam delivers 121 sessions in radio production, IT, equipment and social media to approximately 10 young people with learning disabilities every week.
Jack splits his time at ICM between running the website and social media accounts, doing various art and design based tasks in a volunteer capacity, and trying not to get too distracted by the odd cat that runs through the car park. He also host Suffolk”s only regular LGBTQ+ radio show, “Over and Out” on IO Radio.
Sam Brilliant is a dedicated member of the IO team, striving for nothing but perfection in the studios. If only so that he may attain the quiet room he so desires.