Community Programmes Manager
Clare Gamble joined Catalyst Stockton-on-Tees in November 2021 initially as an Admin Assistant to the HAF and HEP programmes, before moving into a Project Officer Role and now is Catalyst’s Community Programmes Manager.
A champion for equality, she love’s being involved in projects that seek to address the imbalance of opportunity for local people. This borough has some of the widest gaps in life expectancy of the whole country and she wants to make a difference, to help others realise that we can all make a difference in our way.
Clare love’s spending time with her now grown-up son and her two dogs. In her spare time, she is a regular at Billingham Forum Ice Arena where she watches her local ice hockey team, Billingham Stars. Although she admits that she is terrible at skating!
Her career has been varied and interesting, from a multilingual support specialist to administrator, project manager to account manager. Clare has worked with clients across various markets including national charities, major gaming developers, finance, and retail services.
As a Councillor for both Stockton Borough Council and Billingham Town Council, she has always been passionate about tackling the inequalities that exist within our Borough. Having worked with Catalyst as a provider in various roles, she was able to see first-hand the difference that Catalyst projects make to lives every day so when the vacancy came up to work on the Holiday Enrichment Projects, she knew this was her dream role.
During Covid, she has helped set up and coordinate the Billingham Covid Response Hub which coordinated over 100 volunteers. As part of that support package, they launched a free hot meal delivery service to shielding residents. Although the support hub has now transferred to Catalyst, she still runs the Sunday Lunch Delivery Service which supports over 100 elderly residents in Billingham each week and to date has delivered over 10,000 free meals across Billingham.