Emma Jacquest – CEO
Emma oversees all aspects of managing the charity and promoting services to the wider community.
Kiki Virdee – Manager, Children’s Project
Kiki has been with the project since the start and manages the after school club, holiday play schemes and a team of dedicated play workers.
Mark Daniels – Deputy Manager, Children’s Project
Mark has been with the project for over 17 years and supports Kiki with all elements of managing the children’s project.
Jake Newman – Senior Play Worker
Jake has been with the project for over 14 years, firstly joining as a youth worker, but now mainly as a senior play worker. He still co-leads the youth football sessions.
Jon Gibbs – Play Worker
Jon has been with the project for over 8 years, firstly as a youth worker but now he works as a playworker in the children’s projects.
Glenn Hirst – Play Worker
Glenn joined us over 18 years ago. He has also worked as a Nursery Supervisor for the same amount of time.
Kat Mckinlay – Play Worker
Kat has been with the project over 4 years. She is currently our lead in Special Educational Needs (SEN).
Laura Denwood – Play Worker
Laura is our newest member of the childrens project, having joined us in October 2017.
Shelley Dunbar – Office Manager
Shelley has been our office manager for a little over a year.
Zarina Calver – HR Manager
Tom Hines – Youth Project Manager
Sophie Murphy – Youth Worker
Kema Daley – Youth Worker
Kimberly Scott – Youth Worker
Amber Stepney – Youth Worker
All staff have qualifications in Play or Youth Work. We promote and support professional development and ongoing training. We also have lots of volunteers supporting projects and regular sessions and we are always looking for more supporters.