Darren Knight

Darren Knight

Darren is Chief Executive at Bolton CVS and has a diverse and varied background. His wide range of skills has prepared him for running a charity with experience of working with a large national charity (Shelter – Inspiring Change Manchester) and a much smaller, yet big impact, national charity (LGBT Foundation). Darren has been employed for the last 4 years by a locally focused, place-shaping local support organisation that helps voluntary sector networks, groups and organisations to explore and reach their potential (Bolton CVS).

He currently works strategically in his locality, leading both the Social Value Partnership which is looking at how the borough can deliver a whole-place approach to increasing Social Value and Chairing Bolton’s Safeguarding Children Partnership. Dareen is also involved in a number of activities across Greater Manchester, including developing the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector Commissioning Framework.

Darren has numerous passions: one of which is to ensure that the voice of people is heard and most importantly understood and absorbed. He has also been involved in influencing national and local policy around drug use, equal marriage and service provision and that truly motivates me.

In his spare time, Darren likes to get involved in the community where he lives and is a weekly volunteer befriender for older people’s support organisation. In his spare time he also mentors for a young people’s organisation.