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Staff Profiles

Amy Parry - Volunteer/Activities Co-ordinator

Amy joined Building Circles in January 2013 for a 6 month post and we haven't been able to get rid of her since! As well as her role as a Volunteer Co-ordinator she also runs the Care to Grow project and cookery workshops for our focus people (in the Quedgeley area).

When Amy isn't working she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 daughters, walking their dog, reading, doing crafts, cooking and also a spot of retail therapy.

Ali

Ali Carr - Activities Co-ordinator

Ali is our Activities Co-ordinator for the Cheltenham area. She joined Circles in March 2018 and was very excited to get started as she loves people and is passionate about helping everyone.

When Ali's not working she can be found at the gym taking part in either a spinning or body combat class or spending time with her hubby and three grown-up children. To relax she likes to lose herself in a book and in her (very) younger years she competed in Ballroom dancing competitions.

Louise Worgan - Training and Development Manager

Louise joined us in 2016 to project manage our Sexual Abuse Prevention Training programme. Since 2019, her role has been adapted as we now offer a wider variety of training. She loves working for Building Circles and making a difference to people's lives, her role also helps to teach people to keep themselves safe which is so important.

Louise has previously worked as a Trainer for a large export company and then as a school Finance Officer whilst her children were young.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, craft activities and running.

Jo Sutherst - Mentor/Lead Trainer

Jo started her role at Circles in July 2019. Previously a secondary school teacher, she jumped at the chance to join Building Circles to deliver training that can make a real difference to people's lives.

Outside of work, Jo is a professional photographer regularly exhibiting work. In September 2019, she embarked on her PhD in visual culture, considering the impact of online social media filters and algorithms on our identity and well-being.


               I can most definitely say that this is one of the                            most rewarding, fun and interesting volunteering                               opportunities in the area.  VOLUNTEER

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