Last updated on 13 June 2013
The BTA has a small team of eleven dedicated staff, with many years experience between them of supporting people with tinnitus.
David Stockdale - CEO
David was appointed Chief Executive of the BTA in February 2010. He is responsible for the day to day running of the charity, and implements the strategy, as set by the Board of Trustees. He sees supporting the tinnitus community, ensuring a preventative message targets those at risk and increasing research into tinnitus as the BTA’s priorities. David has two young children, who take up most of his free time! David works Monday-Friday.
Krys Klytta - Events Manager
Krys has worked at the BTA for over 16 years, and is responsible for organising conferences, training courses and a variety of other events, including Tinnitus Awareness Week. Krys also answers the helpline. She has seen the BTA grow from strength to strength over the years and looks forward to seeing the results from all the ongoing tinnitus research in the not too distant future. Krys is married with 2 children and a three year old grandson. Her hobbies include painting, walking in the beautiful Peak District and gardening. Krys works Monday and Wednesday-Friday.
Sue Pickett - Groups Co-ordinator, Administration Officer
Sue has worked at the BTA for 13 years. She is Administration Officer, Groups Co-ordinator and can be found attending awareness events around the country. Sue also answers calls to the Helpline. In her spare time, Sue likes to go on holiday, and enjoys baking,cooking and gardening. Sue works Wednesday-Friday.
Susie Hornby - Membership Administrator
Susie has a varied and interesting role - opening the post, processing new memberships and renewals, sending out products, co-ordinating penpals, answering email enquires and calls to the helpline. She finds it very rewarding giving advice and pointing people in the right direction to find the help that is available - sometimes showing them there is light at the end of a dark tunnel when their tinnitus is bad. On a personal note, Susie enjoys seeing her grandson (who is 2.5) running around as he keeps her active and cuddling his new baby brother! Susie works Monday-Wednesday.
Janet Daye - Finance Officer
Janet looks after the finances of the organisation, paying our bills, reconciling payments and administering research grants and bursaries. She also keeps an eye on stock levels for the BTA shop, and deals with our suppliers. Janet also answers calls to the helpline. Janet's hobbies include gardening, reading and walking. Janet works Monday-Friday.
Nic Wray - Communications Manager and Editor, Quiet Magazine
Nic is responsible for the design and production of all the BTA's communications, and for writing the non-medical content in our information leaflets, product catalogues, Quiet magazine and of course, this website! Nic also answers calls to the BTA helpline. Nic has recently graduated with a degree in Literature and Creative Media after six years of part-time study. She'd like to say her hobbies include ironing and housework, but they are in fact knitting, reading (and Bookcrossing), walking (usually hunting geocaches) and chocolate. Nic works Monday-Friday.
Emily Broomhead - Communications and Media Projects Manager
Emily works on various projects within the BTA, including the administrative work for the James Lind Alliance Tinnitus Priority Setting Partnership. She is heavily involved with the BTA's Tinnitus Awareness Weeks and is currently looking after the Case Studies database. She answers the BTA helpline and has recently attended the Tinnitus Adviser Training course in Nottingham. Emily has worked for the British Tinnitus Association since 1998. She has two daughters, and she enjoys spending time with them both when she is not at work. Emily works Monday-Thursday
Helen Goldsby-West - Head of Fundraising and Development
Helen is responsible for all aspects of charitable and grant fundraising, as well as supporting the development of operational documents and planning of new projects. Helen lives in Barnsley with her long term partner and two cats. Her hobbies are gardening, walking and socialising with friends, and she has recently started horse riding lessons after many years out of the saddle. Helen works Monday-Friday.
Claire Arthur - Groups Co-ordinator
Claire joined the BTA in Autumn 2012 and works with support groups across the country. She enjoys working with a wide range of people who are clearly so dedicated to the wellbeing of others, supporting their efforts and expanding the group network. Outside of the BTA she enjoys playing and teaching music and learning pottery. Claire works Tuesday-Thursday.
Tricia Slatcher - Fundraising Assistant
Tricia has just joined us and is providing support services to our vital fundraising efforts. She brings a background in journalism and PR as well as secretarial and admin experience and, as a tinnitus sufferer herself, hopes her own experience will be of use to our helpline callers in particular.
A football fan (Middlesbrough supporter – though some might say that’s a contradiction in terms!), she also likes the great outdoors (as long as it’s not too cold!) and a bit of bird-spotting but her favourite pastimes also include music, the theatre, cinema; holidaying in the Greek Islands and hooking up with old friends for a good catch-up and a pint of Real Ale!
She has one daughter, now at University, but has found the provision of clothes-washing and decent meals are still called upon between term times! Tricia works Tuesdays-Thursdays.
Helen Twelves - Fundraising Officer
Biography to follow
(Photo from left to right: Sue, Janet, Emily, Nic, David, Krys, Susie)
dedicated staff, with many years experience