Staff

Alison Wood

Alison Wood

Performance, Impact & Contracts Manager

Amanda Naylor

Amanda Naylor

CEO

Amy Hart

Amy Hart

Sports Playworker

Ben Herriman

Ben Herriman

Youth Worker

I am lucky enough to run Senior Sesions at Manchester Youth Zone and our members really keep me on my toes (which is a good thing as I am also responsible for MYZ’s sports projects!)

Beth Dutsov

Beth Dutsov

Youth Worker

Working with our younger members across the Youth Zone is a privilege for me. I can see all the potential they have and love supporting their interests and passions.

Bex Halliwell

Bex Halliwell

Detached Youth Worker

MYZ ethos is so good we can’t keep it contained in one building! I am out and about working with our friends in other organisations to take our game-changing activities and support on the road for young people in the community. 

Bremer Kayimbye

Bremer Kayimbye

Recreational Playworker

Catrin Ahern

Catrin Ahern

Workforce Development Manager

Sophie Mitchell

Sophie Mitchell

Family & Schools Worker

Christina Lydon

Christina Lydon

Partnership Manager

We live in such an incredible city and the strong partnerships I manage with other charities and organisations in North Manchester shows how we all care about the next generation of Mancunians.

Claire Bex

Claire Bex

Emotional Wellbeing Youth Worker

For young people to fulfil their full potential, they need good mental as well as physical health. My role is to support our members’ emotional wellbeing in the MYZ Safe Zone.

Corrina Aitcison-Hayles

Corrina Aitchison-Hayles

Inclusion Manager

I ensure MYZ is a place where all our Junior and Senior Members can become the best they can be. When we work together, we become the best version of ourselves, and no one is left behind.

Danny Jones-Percival

Targeted Youth Worker

The work I am part of in the targeted projects for young people at Manchester Youth Zone and in the community makes a huge difference in their lives.

Daniel Rigg

Daniel Rigg

Food & Enterprise Youth Worker

Gill Dawson

Catering Assistant

Come to The Factory Brew Café and say hi! I’m part of the facilities team that helps keep MYZ clean and safe.

Karl Nicholson

Karl Nicholson

Enterprise Youth Worker

Move over Alan Sugar! I help young people build their entrepreneurial skills in MYZ’s Careers and Enterprise Hub

Jake Lindley

Jake Lindley

Recreational Playworker

Jermane Walcott

Jermane Walcott

Youth Work Manager (Ages 8-11)

Our Junior Members are so much fun. I get a real kick out of planning activities for them and managing other Youth Workers. 

Peter Lister

Peter Lister

Bid Writer

It is my job to secure our future by finding the funding and writing bids so the MYZ team can do even more, for and with our members.

Kirsty Peters

Kirsty Peters

Development & Supporter Engagement Manager

My role is to bring MYZ to life and shout about all the incredible work that goes on in our big yellow building!

Nat Dillon

Natalie Dillon

Inclusion Youth Worker

From fun group activities to 1:1 mentoring, I get to work with a whole range of fantastic young people aged 8-25. 

Phil Johnson

Phil Johnson

Sports Intervention Worker

Watching young people rise to the challenge of football, skateboarding, rock climbing, or mountain biking shows me – and them – they are capable of anything.

Ruby Begum

Ruby Begum

Inclusion Engagement Youth Worker

Sanah Ahmed

Sanah Ahmed

Female Participation Sports Worker

Sarah Errey

Sarah Errey

Social Action Youth Worker

The young people who take part in my #ManchesterYouthCan and Learn2Lead Young Leaders social action and volunteering projects make me so proud to come to work 

Suzanne Fox

Suzanne Fox

Safeguarding & Mentoring Manager

The safety of our young people is our top priority. Talk to me about our mentoring programme or any safeguarding concerns.

Tanya Lee

Tanya Lee

Youth Worker

Tia Kelly

Tia Kelly

Inclusion Youth Worker

Not sure whether I have more fun supporting young people with additional needs on our Junior or Senior sessions -what I am sure off is every day at MYZ is a blast.