Key Staff

Our current key staff members

Steven Naylor BA (Hons) & MA, MCMI - Club Leader - Management Team

Steven Naylor has been leading youth work for over 18 years and has completed a BA (Hons) and Masters in Youth and Community Development work at the University of Cumbria. He also Chairs the Lancaster District Children and Young people Multi Agency Forum and represents this group on the Fylde, Wyre and Lancaster Children Trust's Partnership.

Past experiences also includes trustee of a local branch of a major Christian Youth organisation and youth work specialist in music workshops and detached youth work. Other experience includes over five years in retail management with a NVQ2 in Retail. A qualified Play worker and hold certificates in first aid, Food Hygiene, Health and Safety, UKDBA level 2 dodgeball coach and an additional degree level Module in Every Child Matters. He also holds a CMI level 6 qualification in Management and Leadership through development of the one workforce programme and is a member of Charted Management Institute.

Mandy Hartley BA (Hons) - Youth Work Manager

Mandy qualified in 1999 as a Youth & Community Worker at St Martin's, Lancaster. She has worked in the Youth Work sector for over 20 years including 13 years for the YMCA in Blackburn as a Youth Work Manager.

Connor Hunter - Senior Youth Worker

Connor is qualified to NVQ level 3 in Youth Work. Joined the team from completing his training while working for partner organisation CEEP 

Ryan Parkinson - Youth Worker

Ryan is qualified to NVQ level 3 in Youth Work. He joined the team in 2012 from gaining experience through the Princes Trust where he showed his passion and potential as a youth worker. Ryan is now a valuable member of the team and ensures that the sessions are both fun and enjoyable for the young people

Nicola Hepworth - Youth Worker

Nicola is a qualified TA working for a local support school in Lancaster.  She has experience of working play schemes for the last 4 years.

Olivia Thomas - Youth Worker

Olivia is qualified to NVQ level 3 in Youth Work. Joined the team from completing her training while working for partner organisation CEEP.



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