Monica Needs

Prevention and Market Development Manager, Adult Commissioning, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and Vice Chair of London Funders

Monica Needs was in early 2013  appointed as Prevention and Market Development Manager for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham after eight years as Senior Community Development Officer with the Borough in a role which included: working with VCS infrastructure and equalities organisations locally; reviewing and commissioning the strategic commissioning programme for infrastructure and strengthening communities locally; liaising with external funders and London Councils grants programme; and working with the Faith Forum and faith communities locally. Before working in Barking and Dagenham, Monica was a youth and community development worker for a faith based organisation in Essex for four years, and then a community development worker for Epping Forest District Council for a similar period.