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Nick Dickson – Scheme Manager

Nick has a background in landscape management and a great interest in all things ‘heritage’ from natural history to archaeology and landscape history. He has spent a number of years managing Suffolk County Council’s portfolio of Countryside sites, and has most recently managed the Brecks’ Breaking New Ground Landscape Partnership Scheme, before helping to develop the BFER bid, and taking on the Scheme Manager role. Nick’s role is to manage the delivery team, oversee the 24+ projects being undertaken by our varied partners, ensure our 3rd party grants are well spent, and support legacy development for the Partnership. Hobbies (currently) include green woodworking, gardening, sea fishing, beekeeping, walking, and cycling.

Alexandra Baltrusch – Project Officer

Alexandra is currently on maternity leave and was the second person to join the team last year. She has a background in working in various local authorities across Suffolk and working for the local government graduate scheme. Alexandra has an MSc in Environment History, which focuses on the relationship between humans and nature, including landscape. Alexandra used to play netball and do quite a bit of cycling and she is interested in nature, spending time in the forest and the outdoors. Alexandra is busy being a labrador mum, keeping up her second language, keeping her own chickens, and growing as much fruit and veg as she can.

Nicole Hudson - Volunteer & Engagement Officer

Nicole has recently joined the team as the Volunteer and Engagement Officer. She will be co-ordinating volunteers and engagement activities across the BFER Landscape Partnership Scheme’s projects. With a background in art and heritage, Nicole has previously worked in public engagement for museums and archives and is looking forward to applying her experiences to projects with an environmental and wellbeing focus. Nicole enjoys arts and craft, attempting to grow vegetables in her garden, and exploring the countryside on foot or in her canoe.

Tom Juggins - Project Support Officer

Tom joined the BFER team at the beginning of the year in February. He comes from a background in art and museums, having previously studied Fine Art and Museum Studies. Tom also has a passion for photography and video, which he has been bringing to the role to create content for our social media and website. He will also be supporting the team with finances and claims processing as well as undertaking administrative duties. Feel free to contact Tom if you’re not sure who to contact.