Lee combines his wealth of experience from working in the Private Sector for over 20 years in a range of management roles with a lifelong passion for supporting community based voluntary sector youth provision. Many years ago Lee was a club member and progressed onto becoming a part time Club Leader.
In 2002 Lee joined the Young Bristol staff team and in 2012 became its Chief Executive overseeing the Charity through a period of significant change. Lee remains committed to providing and developing high quality, safe but fun youth provision and programmes that are freely accessible for all young people.
Andy has been involved with young people throughout his career. Always with an interest in sports, he worked with young people all around the world as a snowsports instructor and outdoor activity instructor. He combined this love with youth work for a youth charity affecting positive change in young people using snowsports and life-skills. Andy previously worked for Young Bristol in 2019 as their Youth and Community Lead, before going into teaching for 2 years. He joins us with a passion to help all young people to discover their potential and provide a supportive network for them to thrive.
Matt has a lifetime of experience in the business, having grown from a youth club member to a volunteer then a leader in one of Young Bristol’s community youth clubs after following in the footsteps of his parents.
Matt has built a wealth of knowledge and experience from front line work with young people.
He has a strong passion for the outdoors and enjoys getting out in natures playground. When it comes to work not only does he strive to provide as many opportunities for young people but also enjoys developing the learning of young people to equip them with the best possible skills, qualifications and experiences.
Lucy has been working in the charity sector since 2007 and joined us in 2017. She has a wide range of fundraising and development experience gained whilst working for both national and local charities. Lucy’s role at Young Bristol includes playing a key role in shaping and implementing the Development and Fundraising Strategy of the charity to ensure we can drive forward existing and new initiatives whilst ensuring long term growth and sustainability. Lucy is passionate about making a sustainable difference to the lives of young people, families and local communities across Bristol.
Holly has 20 years of event management experience, working both in the charity and corporate sectors. Her passion for social change and inclusivity, especially for young people, was the driving force for her founding the Bristol Young Heroes Awards an award ceremony highlighting the good that young people aged 11-19 do in the city, which is now in its 10th year.
Holly joins Young Bristol to support the development and fundraising, working with existing supporters, partners and youth clubs to manage a calendar of events that will not only raise money, but raise awareness of the amazing work of Young Bristol.
Hannah has over 6 years of experience working in marketing and administrative support within the charity sector, working across the generations supporting both older and younger people.
Hannah joined Young Bristol in 2019 as Marketing, Communications and Programme Administrator, leading on the development of the charity’s platforms and data reporting across Young Bristol’s programmes.
Hannah herself gained employment through an Apprenticeship scheme in 2013, and so is extremely passionate about alternative pathways into employment, and the benefits and opportunities it can provide to young people.
Sue has worked at Young Bristol as Administrator since 2001 and is the longest serving staff member at present! She tries to keep everyone in order here – sometimes unsuccessfully!
Sue deals mainly with DBS (Criminal Record Checks), finance, as well as helping with the fundraising events and other YB functions – it’s a really busy office where no two days are alike!
Ellie is a new member joining the Young Bristol team as a Marketing, Communication and Administration Apprentice. She has recently completed her sixth form studies in English Language, Media Studies and Business but has also had previous experience in a customer service role. Her passion for creative writing and the media industry stemmed from the college courses she studied. Ellie hopes to explore these passions further in her new role, but also hopes to provide opportunities and benefits for young people in local communities.
Will was first associated with Young Bristol as a young person attending holiday camps. He then progressed from a volunteer, to a Youth Worker, then Assistant Youth Leader and Club Leader, whilst studying. Will became more involved in Young Bristol as an NCS Team Leader and then a year later as a NCS Assistant Manager. Once he had graduated from Bath Spa University with an Education Degree, Will left to pursue a career in teaching. After four years away, Will hopes to use his PE teaching and sport background to inspire young people in Bristol.
Jason Beckhelling-Terry has been working with young people for over 15 years. Some of his previous experience includes: outdoor instructor, working at outdoor youth centres and community youth work. While gaining this experience in youth work, Jason also earned himself a degree in Schools, Youth and Community Work. Over the last 3 years, Jason was part of a team that opened and championed a large-scale youth centre in London.
Jason has a strong passion for meeting new young people and hopes to inspire these young people to reach their goals and wants to help them think about their next stages in life. He is looking forward to working with Young Bristol by creating a programme that can be led by our young people.
Phil has been delivering outdoor activities to young people and adults for over 15 years. His work and passion for the outdoors has taken him all over the world including Africa, Russia and America. He is a qualified instructor in rock climbing, mountaineering, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, rowing, mountain biking and archery. When he is not training young people on the Instructor training scheme he can probably be found climbing mountains or paddling Britains coastline in his sea kayak!
Owen first began studying outdoor adventurous sport and youth work in 2017, and since then Owen has been a valued team member across the charity working on our Outdoor Activities and supporting the delivery of our new Respect Project, as well as supporting open access and evening youth work sessions at Young Bristol’s Sea Mills Boys’ and Girls Club.
This experience and learning across a variety of programmes has hugely supported Owen’s development and skills, which he can now share with other young people across our programmes.
Romaine has been involved in community and voluntary work since the age of 14, and has always had the desire to work with young people of a similar societal background to himself, having grown up in Youth Centres. Romaine’s experience includes representing young people within the Youth Justice Sector, taking part in various consultations and engagement projects across the country, directed at highlighting flaws and solutions in the Youth Justice system. Romaine’s current role as Sports Programme Lead sees him engage with young people across Young Bristol’s Youth Clubs, encouraging them to participate in physical activities, but also to support and guide them where he can.
Web’s career in youth work first began in 1983 when he embarked on a two year Youth & Community Work Course at Leicester University, working alongside the course as a part time Youth worker in the St Paul’s and Easton areas of the city. Since 1985 he has worked across a variety of youth work settings, supporting thousands of young people in communities including Brislington, Hartcliffe, Knowle West and Wells.
In 2016 Web began delivering the Youth Voice programme at Young Bristol, which inspires and empowers young people to use their voice to make a positive influence, and continues to do so today. Web also continues to support Youth work and young people in the Hartcliffe and Withywood area.
Web’s interests are cricket, football, classic cars, classical music and Funk & soul.