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Meet the volunteer: Michael Mullender

27th Feb 2020

Full Name: Michael Mullender-Francis
CSSC Role: Eastern Regional Chair
Area: Eastern
Joined: February 2020

Why did you decide to volunteer for CSSC?

I kept seeing events I thought looked really good and thought it would be fun to be involved in some of those events, so I was going to volunteer at some of the events. I then saw this posting and thought – why not? That way I could choose which ones I can volunteer on!

If you are still at work, what is your career/job? What sort of things do you do?

I work for Her Majesty’ Prison and Probation Service. I manage the information and knowledge sharing/capture process for the organisation. This includes sharing learning from recommendations and external reviews following serious incidents.

For example – what can we learn from the London Bridge terror attack, which can be applied across the organisation. Or how can we ensure the good and bad learning from Transforming rehabilitation can be carried into the new Unified Model.

What do you enjoy doing outside of CSSC?

Country walks (usually to a pub). I am a keen triathlete, so can often be found training one of those disciplines – or trying to work out when I next can. I get great joy from spending time with my family and my enthusiastic & energetic little girl. We fly kites, go swimming and on bike rides (me riding, her sitting in her seat telling me to go faster).

What are you looking forward to next?

I have a trip to Centre Parcs in June which I always enjoy. And of course, it’s an Olympic year – so a summer full of sports I wouldn’t normally watch! We have some really exciting athletes to watch this year across so many different disciplines. Who isn’t excited about watching Adam Peaty in the pool again, or Asher-Smith tearing up the field in on the track events? We also always have an exciting turn out on the cycling track - come on Team GB!

Can you share an interesting fact about yourself?

During the mid-2000’s I held DJ residencies in Ibiza and Manchester!

What message would you like to give to the members of the Eastern Region?

Thank you for your continued membership and support. Without you, we don’t exist – and we are unable to continue offering the great variety of events that we run. I’m keen to hear your views on what we could do better and of course, what we are doing well.

You can reach me at -  I hope I am able to bring something new to the Region and hope you, our members, continue to engage and turn up to our events and get involved at least as often as you already do, if not more frequently.

Let’s work together and continue to build you all a great Region.

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