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VASL Appoints New Charity Manager Posted on Wednesday, 1 November 2023

Local Charity VASL has appointed Julia Synnott as the new Charity Manager in preparation for the retirement of Maureen O’Malley after 30 years’ service.

Maureen O’Malley, Charity Manager, said “It has been a pleasure and honour to have led VASL for the last 12 years and also to have worked for VASL in various roles for nearly 30 years. VASL Trustees, staff and volunteers are the Charity’s greatest assets and the difference they have made to our community is amazing.

I am delighted that Julia Synnott has been appointed as VASL’s new Charity Manager and wish her every success in this new role.  I am confident that VASL will continue to thrive.”


Linda Jones, Chair of VASL, said ‘’Many congratulations to Julia as she starts her new role of Charity Manager with VASL. Her appointment is an exciting one. She will lead VASL in the years ahead, building on the many successes to date whilst helping to further develop it as a leading charity in Harborough District and across Leicestershire. I, and the VASL Board, looking forward to working with her.”

Julia has worked closely with Maureen for the last 4 years in her role of Business Support Manager. She said ‘’I am excited to develop the fantastic work of our community projects and continue the legacy Maureen has put in place.”

If anyone needs any support, signposting or information please call VASL on 01858 433232  email admin@vasl.org.uk go to our website www.vasl.org.uk