Jane Daguerre – Project Director
I have been Director of the West Yorkshire Community Chaplaincy since September 2009 and love running a organisation that really does make a difference in the lives of people and their communities and has such a brilliant and committed team.
My previous job was Chief Executive of Active Faith Communities a multi-faith, multi-cultural charity set up in 2002. AFC focused both on supporting faith communities in West Yorkshire to develop social and community projects and in promoting and developing community cohesion.
Before becoming Chief Executive of Active Faith Communities I established Leeds Voice as the Community Empowerment Network for Leeds and ran it for eight years.
Prior to establishing Leeds Voice I was variously a Development Manager, a Start Afresh and Volunteer Co-ordinator and a Basic Skills Co-ordinator. These roles have given me a wide range of experience of the voluntary sector and issues around volunteering and I have worked widely with the diverse and disadvantaged communities of Leeds.
Email Jane: Jane.Daguerre@wyccp.org.uk
Kelly Manton – Office Manager
I joined the WYCCP team in November 2006 job sharing the role of Administrator. Having come from a private sector background this was my first role in the voluntary sector. I am often the first point of contact for service users who visit WYCCP and my main aim is to make them feel as welcome as possible. My role involves looking after the day to day running of the office as well as the administration.
Being part of the WYCCP team is both enjoyable and rewarding and no two days are ever the same.
Email Kelly: Kelly.Manton@wyccp.org.uk
Mike Butterworth – Finance Officer
I joined the WYCCP team in November 2006 as a qualified accountant to take responsibility for the finance and the accounts of the project. My work involves banking and organising payments e.g. salaries and expenses. I also provide management information for staff to support funding requests and year end returns. By following where the funding is coming from, where the money is going and how it is used, I am able to track the project's financial progress and give advice on how the project could realistically evolve within the restrictions of finance/funding.
Email Mike: Finance.Officer@wyccp.org.uk
Oliver Chrimes – Resettlement Co-ordinator
I have enjoyed the role as WYCCP’s ETE worker since summer 2009. I am responsible for supporting gentlemen returning to west Yorkshire from prison back into work or work related activity. These service users benefit from intensive support around the full spectrum of issues that have led to their unemployment.
One of the most rewarding aspects of my work is to see someone who has previously thought of themselves as unemployable and resigned themselves to a life of either prison or benefits gaining the confidence and skills to return to society motivated and ready to contribute.
I also have a lot of input into the volunteer scheme and the training; it is especially rewarding when we put our energies into coaching ex-offenders onto a path in which they can help others to make the changes they themselves made and allow them to contribute towards improving peoples chances in a system they are familiar with.
Email Oliver: Oliver.Chrimes@wyccp.org.uk
Richard Newman – Resettlement Worker
I joined the WYCCP team in September 2011 as a Resettlement Worker, offering service users support in the areas they have identified that will increase their chances of success in the community following release from prison. The majority of my time is spent working with men released from HMP Wealstun and I am also involved in training and mentoring volunteer link workers who give their time to the project. My background is in supporting high risk ex-offenders to access housing, mental health support and alcohol and drug services. I am passionate about giving people the opportunities and support they need to turn their lives around.
Email Richard: Richard.Newman@wyccp.org.uk
Ron Williams – Resettlement Worker
I joined the WYCCP team in 2009. My primary role is to provide practical support to men prior to leaving prison and continue with that support once they are released. No two days are ever the same; as aspects of my work can change in an instance as service user’s lives can be both chaotic and challenging. Ultimately, the holistic support offered is to empower and transform the lives of individuals so they can live crime free life.
Email Ron: Ron.Williams@wyccp.org.uk
Amy Boucher – Volunteer Co-ordinator
I joined the WYCCP team in July 2010 as Volunteer Co-ordinator. My background is in volunteer management and developing mentoring programmes for young people and families. At WYCCP, I am responsible for managing and supporting our team of link workers throughout their recruitment, induction and active volunteering. Our link workers are invaluable to the work we do at WYCCP and we are very lucky to have a great team of dedicated volunteers.
I work Mondays & Tuesdays all day and Wednesday mornings.
Email Amy: Amy.Boucher@wyccp.org.uk
Sarah Cockburn – Volunteer Co-ordinator
I have been working at WYCCP for 2 years job sharing the Volunteer Coordinator post. I have 14 years experience working in the voluntary sector working in a variety of roles but mainly managing volunteers. My career started as a volunteer so I have a good understanding what it feels like to volunteers and to feel that you are supported in your role whilst at WYCCP.
I work Wednesday and Thursday all day.
Email Sarah: Sarah.Cockburn@wyccp.org.uk
Cat Davey – Assistant Key Worker
I started work as a volunteer link worker at WYCCP in November 2009. I enjoyed it immensely and when the role of Assistant Resettlement worker was advertised, I decided to apply and was lucky enough to get the job. I have enjoyed success with my service users and watched them gain in confidence, health and well being within the community and I’m proud of their achievements. Now, in my new role, I am looking forward to continuing this support along with a great team to help our service users lead productive and happy lives.
Email Cat: Catherine@wyccp.org.uk
Zaynab Alishahi – Assistant Key Worker
I started volunteering In September 2011 with WYCCP to support a mandatory work placement at University. A year later in September 2012, I applied for the role as assistant key work which I was successful in getting. I thoroughly enjoy my role which includes weekly visits to HMP Wealstun where I carry out an initial assessment then put together a plan of action how best to support their needs. This support package continues once they are back in the community until the service user comes to a point where they are fully settled and need no further support. This job I find very rewarding and I feel I am helping make a positive difference to my service user’s life.
I enjoy that each day brings something different for me to deal with and support. No two days are ever the same.
Email Zaynab: Zaynab.Alishahi@wyccp.org.uk