Management & Organisational Team

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Samantha

CEO

Management and Organisational Team

I have worked in the voluntary sector since 2007. I have a degree in Psychology and originally wanted to be a College Teacher but during my volunteering years whilst studying, I quickly learnt that my love for direct support work would send me in a different direction and I haven’t looked back since.

I am extremely passionate about service-user involvement and believe that their voice should be at the centre of all we do. This stemmed from my time as Client Inclusion Champion when I was a Project Worker supporting homeless women facing multiple disadvantage.

I joined Team TDAS in 2010 as a Refuge Support Worker and since the day I walked through the door I knew TDAS was where I was destined to be. I feel extremely privileged to lead such an amazing organisation with fantastic people providing person-centred, empowering support to families needing to break free from domestic abuse.

Kirsty

Director of Operations

Management and Organisational Team

My TDAS journey began in 2011, at Phoenix House, our oldest refuge where I was a children and young people’s support worker, supporting children who had fled their homes because of domestic abuse. After seeing so many women fleeing to our refuge, who had themselves been in refuges as young children with their mothers, I understood TDAS’s mission and the need to break the cycle of domestic abuse. It’s then that I devised the Speak out Speak Now© programme; for young people aged 14+ that educates and promotes healthy relationships.

In 2017 I was promoted to Services Manager, leading the adult and children’s service. TDAS has experienced a significant growth since 2017 which was very much needed, because of this I was fortunate enough to be promoted to Director of Operations where I am responsible for the operational running of TDAS as well having a strategic focus. It’s a role I love as I lead a fantastic team and work closely with them to develop current and new services to meet the needs of the people we support.

Emily

Volunteer and Partnerships Manager

Management and Organisational Team

I have worked in voluntary sector for the last nine years, I have level 4 in integrative counselling. I enjoy helping and supporting people. I began by volunteering for a rehabilitation centre in Bury St Edmunds, which led to paid work as a Recovery Coordinator. I took this knowledge to Asia and worked in therapeutic recovery centre, whilst volunteering at Children’s Organisation of Southeast Asia preventing young girls from being trafficked. Volunteering at COSA changed my life and my understanding of the world. My compassion saw new depths and seeing the effects of neglect and sexual abuse on young girls showed me my next steps in life; I wanted to be of service, primarily to women.

Having moved back to Manchester and wanting to support women, I’m very glad to join TDAS in the Volunteer Coordinator role.

Alice

Business Administrator

Management and Organisational Team

Hi, I’m Alice. Driven by my passion to support others, I began working with TDAS as a bid writing volunteer in March 2022. Having loved my experience with the charity I knew straight away that I wanted to become a more permanent member of the team. Since then, I have joined as Business Administrator and I’m so proud to be part of such an amazing organisation; helping to improve lives, empower others and raise awareness on domestic abuse.

Jayne

Finance Officer

Management and Organisational Team

Hi, I’m Jayne. I’m part of the Finance team. My role covers all the financial aspects of the organisation and I help ensure that our accounts are accurate and up to date. Up to date financial data and reports is hugely important to the successful running of the charity and our statements need to be timely and accurate so that stakeholders can be certain that the charity’s money is well stewarded.

Working for TDAS, as part of a professional, caring and supportive team, is very rewarding. I am passionate about the work TDAS does. I love to see the difference to people’s lives that this organisation makes.

Amna

Finance Officer

Management and Organisational Team

Hi, I’m Amna; one of the Finance Officers and have been working with TDAS for over two years now. My role covers the financial aspects of the charity, ensuring our yearly accounts are kept up to date. As a charity, it’s very important that all our financial statements are transparent, accurate and available for our stakeholders.

Working for TDAS is such a wonderful experience. It’s so amazing to see how we make such a huge difference to those in need.

Kay

Communications Officer

Management and Organisational Team

Hi I’m Kay I joined TDAS in May 2022 and I have to say I’m enjoying every minute of being part of the team. I studied Business Management at A-Level and a Computing Undergraduate Degree. My real passion is creating & designing, I love finding new ways to display projects. So to be part of such an innovative team is a dream for me, as I get to use my creativeness to effectively raise awareness of DA.

Amy

Accommodation Service Manager

Management and Organisational Team

Hi I’m Amy, I started working for TDAS is 2014 as a Children’s Worker over the summer in refuge. I fell in love with the work that TDAS does to support Children and Young people who have witnessed domestic abuse. I now co-ordinate the Children and Young People service and supervise our amazing Children and Young People’s workers, we have a fantastic service where children are at the heart of what we do. Often children and young people can be the hidden victims of domestic abuse and I’m really passionate about their voice being heard and breaking the cycle.

Sharon

CYP Service Manager

Management and Organisational Team

Hi my name is Sharon and I am the Service Manager for Children and Young People Services. I have worked in the charity sector for over 13 years and during this time I have mainly worked with children and young people and domestic abuse.

I started as an outreach officer working with young people in Salford, Moss Side and Gorton supporting them academically and changing perceptions of Northern Working Class.

I was drawn to working in domestic abuse because as I was a child of domestic abuse, I attended a refuge and needed the support of services as a young child and then into my teenage years. I truly believe the work we as a team do is vital and now as an adult I can tell you of the most positive memory I had as a toddler was being in a refuge.

I am now a mum to two young men 19 and 20 (I have no idea where the time has gone) and I am proud to say they have broken every stereotype of single parenting and are both in university and my eldest is about to start an internship in Belfast. We also have an elderly dog Angel (she really isn’t an Angel!) who now loves to sleep, eat and sit in the sun.

The reason why I work at TDAS is that I am proof that with the right intervention, support and belief you can break free of abuse and stigmas associated to it.

Ceinwen

Community Service Manager

Management and Organisational Team

Justine

SIS Adults Service Manager

Management and Organisational Team

Leading a team of specialist advocates supporting high risk victims of domestic abuse. Delivering Crisis intervention and advocacy. Providing Safeguarding to Adults and their children affected by DVA.

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