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Staff Profiles

Liza Narracott - CEO

Liza joined Circles in 2012, she has a genuine passion for helping and supporting adults with learning disabilities.

When not working, Devon & Casey her 2 boys, and her Border Collie River keep her rather busy, but she still enjoys running and is hoping to run the London marathon one year. Liza also loves to travel and enjoys long weekends away camping and holidays in the sun.

Katie Buck - Office Manager

Katie has worked for Circles since 2012. As Office Manager her role is very varied, but her main role is the Charity's finances, organising socials and ensuring the smooth running of the Circles office. In her spare time Katie enjoys spending time with her 2 young girls and her husband.

Amy Parry - Volunteer 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 Carr - Volunteer/Activities Co-ordinator

Ali is our Volunteer/Activities Co-ordinator for the Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and Cotswold areas. 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. In 2019, her role has been adapted since 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.

Kayleigh Harker - Administrative Assistant

Kayleigh has worked for Building Circles for almost 5 years now. Her role is varied as she helps all staff with their administration but among other tasks she creates our social invites and newsletters. Kayleigh regularly enjoys travelling up and down the UK with friends and family to watch various TV shows, comedy gigs and concerts.

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. Starting in September 2019, she will embark on her PhD in visual culture, considering the impact of online social media filters and algorithms on our identity and wellbeing.

Lydia Winder

Lydia Winder - Project Administrator

Lydia joined Building Circles in July 2019. She has worked for another charity previously and found Circles after wanting to continue  working for charitable organisations as she finds it rewarding. Her role involves handling administrative tasks for both the abuse prevention and anti-bullying training projects.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 young children.

               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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