Employees

Who are we?

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Nick Ellis

Chief Executive Officer

Nick moved to Dorset in 2017 from South London and is married to Louise and has two children. Nick runs a Training Company which provides Mental Health First Aid, Suicide First Aid and Mental Health Awareness training. The company is also an Approved Activity Provider for the Duke of Edinburgh which runs expeditions for young people, in particular those with special education needs. Nick is really excited to joining the MARS Trust and is passionate about providing young people with life skills that will allow them to lead fulfilling lives. He has spent many years working and volunteering within youth work, including the Scout Association, the Prince’s Trust, Police Cadets and Church youth clubs. Nick is also a volunteer with Dorset Search and Rescue. His extensive work with young people has reinforced for him the fundamental importance of enabling good conversations about healthy relationships.

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Sue Waters

Lead Presenter/Liaison Officer

Sue, lives in Wimborne and is married to Chris. She attended Lancaster University and gained a history degree, and worked in a finance company for 12 years, during which she volunteered for Young Enterprise (YE). When Sue was made redundant she joined the YE Dorset team, helping young people gain the employability skills they need to make a successful transition from school to work. Sue is now Lead Presenter/Liaison Officer for MARS.  "I am absolutely delighted to be working for MARS, and continue to support our young people with the important life skills they need".

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Rebecca Bridger

Training & Development Officer

Rebecca joined MARS recently and has taken responsibility for the development and oversight of our resources and materials. This includes updating all our training and presentation materials for staff, presenters and volunteers and keeping out materials current with published and reviewed evidence base in relationship and communication skills.  Rebecca's previous experience as a classroom teacher is vital to this role.