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Abdul is Head of Systems & Support.
Adam is one of our technical developers working on Do-it.
Andy started at YouthNet in June 2011 after completing a year’s full-time volunteering, working with young people and older people. This piqued Andy’s interest in working in the charity sector and was a resident blogger on Do-it before taking up his role as Partnerships Account Assistant.
Chris Martin is our Operations Director.
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Clare is Advice and Training Manager. One of her main roles is to train and support volunteers and charity partners to provide expert answers through askTheSite. She is also involved in creating accreditation opportunities with OCNLR, bringing e learning to YouthNet and improving the quality and scope of the support services we offer. She blogs personally about mental health, relationships and young people here. Prior to YouthNet, she worked as an advisor for Connexions Direct, taught environmental philosophy part time and spent ten months in Tanzania and Kenya, developing sex education and life skills with young people there.
Deborah is YouthNet's Head of Finance.
Delanthy is YouthNet's HTML/CSS Web Developer.
Elena Di Antonio
Elena is our Research Manager and joined YouthNet in 2011. Elena has a strong area of expertise in both qualitative and quantitative research, with a specific focus on young and hard-to-reach people. She is currently leading the research team and her role is split between carrying YouthNet’s external research and evaluating YouthNet’s projects. Elena previously worked for another charity supporting young people to start their own business.
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Emma is currently on maternity leave. Emma is Head of Marketing, Communications & Research. She joined YouthNet in January 2011 after several years managing the external and internal communications and campaigns for a London borough. She now manages YouthNet's media and PR, marketing and research. Contact the Media team on 020 7250 5779 (07766 660755 out of hours) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Emma heads YouthNet's Editorial Team and is responsible for overseeing the content strategy for our websites. She joined YouthNet in 2008, following a stint as an outreach journalist with young people for youth charity Headliners. Before that, Emma freelanced for newspapers and magazines including The Big Issue, The Independent and The Sunday Times.
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Filipe Albero Pomar
Filipe is one of our software developers at YouthNet.
Hayley is YouthNet's Senior Government and Trusts Manager
Helen is our Partnerships Account Assistant, helping our partner organisations get the most out of working with Do-it.
Helen is Engagement and Support Manager. She joined YouthNet as a volunteer editorial assistant back in 2003 and was recruited to the operations team in 2005. Starting out in journalism, her interest expanded to online communities very quickly, inspired by TheSite.org's young people. She also volunteers her time to help other youth orgs, is fanatical about poetry and is an out and out Londoner.
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Holly is YouthNet's journalist and writes advice and information articles for TheSite.org. She spent two years working as a news reporter for a local newspaper before joining Youthnet in 2010. In her spare time, she writes Young Adult fiction under the pen name 'Holly Bourne'
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Jemma is Deputy Director of Development.
Jerry is one of our software developers.
Jo is the New Communities Development Manager. She joined YouthNet in 2007 and is now part of the Engagement & Support Team. Her main focus is TheSite.org's online community - moderating the discussion boards and live chat as well as looking after a range of different volunteers. She sources experts for monthly guest chats and also enjoys getting involved with technical developments on TheSite.
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Joshua is YouthNet's Marketing and Development Officer.
East end resident and media mogul for YouthNet. Just as likely to find me moseying up Broadway market on a Saturday morning as Zorbing down a steep hill in Reigate on a Sunday afternoon! Also a Trustee for charity Art Against Knives.
Laura is our volunteering co-ordinator.
Laura is the Volunteering Development Manager. She joined YouthNet in 2009 and managed the Lifetracks volunteering programme, funded by Vodafone and v. As part of her role Laura now manages volunteers and supports them to work towards accreditation. She also supports other YouthNet staff to manage volunteers. Prior to joining YouthNet Laura worked on a youth volunteering project at Volunteer Centre Westminster and can be found volunteering in her spare time at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Martin is a Senior Software Developer.
Nikos is a Software Developer.
Nora is YouthNet's Central Services Officer. She started in January 2013.
Only marginally less psychic than Paul (the Octopus) - I spend most my days at YouthNet towers scuttling around my colleagues' desks.
Ollie Drackford is currently interim Head of Marcoms at YouthNet. He works on spreading the good word about our services to those who need them; building up awareness and reach amongst our 16 -25 year old audience through both digital and offline means. Ollie loves a brew.. infact legend has it that he is actual more tea than man?!
Olly is Head of Do-it, responsible for the development of Do-it, the UK's national volunteering database. He joined YouthNet in 2008 as maternity cover for the Editorial Manager. Prior to YouthNet, he worked at another charity, Headliners, and before that he was at the BBC for seven years.
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Paul is Applications Support Manager.
Rachel is YouthNet's Development Officer
Rob is YouthNet's Multimedia Producer. He started in April 2012.
Sau is a Project Manager at YouthNet.
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Sean is the Engagement and Support Officer at YouthNet. He joined the team in October 2011 and works to support TheSite's Leaders network as well as helping to co-ordinate consultation with them to improve TheSite.org for everyone. Sean is also Policy and Comms director on the board of the Young Advisors charity, having previously been Chair. He can often be found on trains or at protests, occasionally with a megaphone.
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Simon is Head of Partnerships.
Stewart is a Research Assistant at YouthNet.
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Syed is our Systems / Network Administrator. He joined YouthNet in October 2012.
Wendy is one of YouthNet's Corporate Development Managers.
Will is Corporate Development Manager. He joined YouthNet in 2010 and was previously Membership Services Manager in our Partnerships team. In his spare time he volunteers as Chair of Trustees at Volunteer Centre Tower Hamlets and as a Community Governor at a local primary school.
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Zoë is YouthNet's Central Services Manager. Zoë works part-time at YouthNet and is also a Nutritional Therapist.