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Staff

It is a fact that without passionate, experienced and dedicated individuals working hard to improve the lives of the people we work with then Mancunian Way would be nothing and would achieve nothing. 

The success of Mancunian Way is mainly down to the people below and we thank them for their continuous hard work. 

Nick Buckley

Nick Buckley

CEO & Founder

nick.buckley@mancunianway.org.uk

Nick spent a decade working for Manchester's Crime & Disorder Team and spent many years based in police stations coordinating responses that reduced antisocial behaviour across the city. He has lectured at University, advised the Prime Minister's Policy Unit, has appeared on TV as an expert many times and in 2016 won the Key103 Radio 'Inspirational Person of the Year'.

Helen Galloway

Helen Galloway

Office Manager

admin@mancunianway.org.uk

Helen had a full career at a high street bank and retired a few years ago, at this point she wanted to give something back so started to volunteer with us and soon became our Office Manager. She brings a life time of experience of working in the corporate world and has helped to implement many corporate ideas into the charity for the better.

Verity Higham

Verity Higham

Salford Centre Manager

verity.higham@mancunianway.org.uk

Verity has been with the charity since day one and worked on the very first session. She has had a career working in the courts, youth work on the streets, in children's homes and in schools. She has all the skills and experience needed to be a vital part of the charity and still works on most of the youth projects in her centre.

Vicki Duncan

Vicki Duncan

Youth Outreach Manager

vicki.duncan@mancunianway.org.uk

Vicki has over 15 yrs experience working with young people. She graduated from Liverpool Hope University with a 1st class degree in Childhood & Studies and has had a career working for the government and social housing. Vicki has won several awards for creating youth projects that have been used across Trafford & Manchester.

Damian Carr

Damian Carr

Homeless Outreach Manager

change4good@mancunianway.org.uk

Damian has a wealth of experience of community work, ranging from community groups to social action projects. He has spent many years working in NW prisons ensuring that individuals due for release are mentally ready, understand what they need to do to be successful and have all the information they need to have the best start.

Alicia Isidore

Alicia Isidore

Hackney Centre Manager

info@mancunianway.org.uk

info coming soon......

Matt Thomas

Matt Thomas

Intervention Officer

Matt is a trained Social Worker and uses this experience and skill to ensure young people are safe and understand risk. His calm, laid back manner is a real asset while working on the streets and building relationships with young people.

Adrian Morris

Adrian Morris

Intervention Officer

Adrian is a career youth worker and cannot go to any part of the city without several people shouting hello to him, after 25yrs in youth work you tend to 1000s of local people. His passion for all young people is infectious and he is an advocate for more youth services.

Lee Wilkinson

Lee Wilkinson

Intervention Officer

Lee has the personal back story that makes him an excellent outreach worker with young people, especially young people who do not want to be engaged. He has a natural ability and fully understands the bigger picture in terms of actions having consequences.

Jenny Power

Jenny Power

Intervention Officer

Jenny is a career youth worker, ranging from working for local councils, being based in schools, running youth employment projects and working on youth and community outreach sessions.

Norris Williams

Norris Williams

Intervention Officer

Norris is a fully qualified football coach with MCFC, as well as an experienced youth worker. He splits his time between working for us and another well respected youth organisation in the city. His engagement skills are excellent and he always has the young people at heart.

Janice Whitby

Janice Whitby

Intervention Officer

Janice has spent her whole career working with young people, mainly children. Her creative skills are invaluable in our Salford centre and she is also now working on outreach sessions. Having centre based staff reaching out to young people is really important.

Lisa Pearson

Lisa Pearson

Intervention Officer

Lisa is a PE teacher and brings this skill and experience to the streets when engaging young people. Her engagement skills are excellent and she uses sport as a tool to ensure young people engage, as well as have some fun.

Shaz Higham

Shaz Higham

Intervention Officer Volunteer

Shaz has a wealth of experience of working with and supporting young people to make positive informed choices. She has worked in children's homes, in schools and with the police to ensure young people understood actions have consequences.