Staff

The Orrell Trust currently employs 5 members of staff.
Tanya McGibbon (Project Manager): Tanya joined the Trust in March 2017 after working for 17 years in Community Engagement. The Project Manager role is to oversee the running and development of the charity and all of its projects. She has been developing partnership working as well as seeking funding opportunities to support new and existing projects. Tanya has also been developing many fundraising activities such as quiz nights and makers markets where all proceeds directly support the work of the Trust.
When not in work Tanya enjoys walks with her dogs, holidays, concerts and attending the theatre.
Mary Carr (Older Persons Development Worker, Volunteer coordinator): Mary joined the trust in April 2016 with a remit of developing activities and initiatives for our local older community. Mary has a background of working in the voluntary sector since 2005 working with young people, adults with additional support needs and older adults.
When not in work she enjoys walking her dog, baking, sewing, ceramics, painting and is currently studying for a MA Art Psychotherapy Practice in Sheffield.
Veronica Kelly (Sessional Support Worker): Veronica runs our young adults group The Jolly Soap Opera Mob alongside Sue Mckevitt and Sarah Eddy. Veronica also freelances for other companies working both with children who have addition needs and also in community and main stream theatre as her background is in the creative arts. She has a degree in drama and Loves to work with our young adults on both performance and art projects encouraging them to find their own creativity.
Susan McKevitt (Sessional Support Worker): Sue has worked for The Orrell Trust since 2016. In her role as sessional support worker she develops and delivers projects or our Jolly Soap Opera Mob Group along with Ronnie. Sue supports budding chefs in the kitchen from our Jolly group, teaching them new skills, introducing them to new menus and foods and assisting them to create the weekly snack for the group. Sue loves to sing and was the supporting role as Dorothy in the production of The Wizard of Oz in 2018.
Sarah Eddy (Sessional Support Worker); Sarah join The Orrell Trust in September 2018, she has experience supporting people, when supporting the Jolly Soap group she delivers mini sports sessions such as boxing and keep fit and can always be found in the kitchen supporting members to create nutritious snacks for the group to enjoy.

Trustees & Volunteers

The Orrell Trust is currently managed by a team of 8 Trustees who volunteer their time, skills and knowledge to support the charity. Our current trustees are:

 

Reverend Andrew Stott, Trustee (Priest in Charge of St John & St James and St Philip’s Church): Andrew is our newest Trustee joining the charity in July 2018. Andrew will provide the vital link between the charity, church and wider community.
Vicar: Rev Andrew Stott – 0151 928 4817
Paulette Sheridan, Trustee (Springwell Park Primary School): Paulette joined The Orrell Trust in  2014. Paulette is a Teaching Assistant at Springwell Park Primary School and also a representative on the schools PTA. Paulette involves herself in a lot of the charities and churches work by helping out at family events and the Annual summer and Christmas fairs.
Linda Heaton, Trustee, Linda has been a trustee since 2007, seeing many changes over the years from being a joint venture between Northfield Church and St John & St James through to the opening of the new St John & St James Church and Community Centre in 2015.  Her background is in public health, but she is also active in her local church and food-bank.
She is passionate about community engagement, justice and equity, particularly for the most vulnerable.
Dennis Tyrrell, Trustee (St John & St James Church): Dennis is an active member of St John & St James Church as well as a participant at The Wednesday club, a weekly social group for over 55’s.
John Forrest, Trustee (HR Business partner for the Home Office). John brings his knowledge of human resources to support the trust. John lives in the local community an regularly attends St John & St James Church and Community Centre.
Susan Green Trustee, Sue was one of the original Trustees but after leaving in 2005 she returned in 2014.  Her role as a Church Leader at St John & St James enables her to identify new initiatives, that the Church and Trust can work on together, that will support the local community.
Lorraine Webb (CEO The Venus Centre); Lorraine currently works as the Chief Executive of The Venus Centre a charity in Bootle delivering projects that support women, children and families. Lorraine joined The Orrell Trust in 2014 and is the safeguarding lead for the organisation.