Youth

Roy is a good communicator and problem solver [who] anticipates issues before they arise…creates a positive and caring atmosphere…goes above the call of duty to support those who need it…understands the needs of volunteer led youth groups better than others.

‘DC’, June 2019

Supporting young people to have a voice and being able to provide them with the best possible outcomes within my means is at the heart of what I do.

As a qualified Youth Worker I have been fortunate enough to work in a variety of settings. I have volunteered for more nearly 20 years with the Scouts, and have been a member far longer. I have worked within local education and local authority settings in pastoral care and direct mentoring roles, and I have worked for the third sector as Support Coordinator, supporting youth organisations across the locality to improve their services.

I have experience of working with young people in centres, on residentials, and out in the field as a Duke of Edinburgh Award Expedition Supervisor and trainer.

I love the opportunity to lead on projects and have had success with restarting youth organisations and seeing impressive and consistent growth, organising and supporting large events such as fundraisers, school transition days, and partnership conference days.

Kennington Youth Club is an amazing space for young people in Oxford. As Youth Leader, I have taken the group from a closed service to running a full programme throughout the year with a dedicated team, excellent facilities, and accreditation for our work.

Relax Kids is the leading organisation for children’s mindfulness. I am one of their Coaches and it is a joy being able to provide mental health and wellbeing support through this programme.