Introducing Alistair our new Mentoring Team leader
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I am the lucky person who has been charged with filling Shelagh’s very large shoes (I don’t mean she has big feet) and so when I was asked to write this article I thought it might be helpful to give you a quick life history for those who don’t know me yet.
I am 54 (yes really), married to my wife Julia, 29 years in April, and have a cat called Teifi. Before arriving at The Door I worked for 33 years in Lloyds Bank, finishing as a Business Adviser to the local area. In 2013 I decided to take a redundancy package and went about looking to find something more worthwhile to do. I was unsure what it was I wanted to do. But in July that year I was lucky enough to get a job at The Door teaching Horticulture as part of creative futures in the Hope Training department. I have to say that I fell in love with The Door and what it does as soon as I started. It wasn’t long before I’d started volunteer mentoring in my spare time.
When the training department closed I was lucky enough to be kept as part of The Door team covering leave for Anne in the Shop until she returned in December last year. As I was preparing to start job hunting again the opportunity came up to apply to become the mentoring team leader and so here I am!
It will obviously take a while for me to get my feet under the desk but I am looking forward to working with everyone at The Door especially my team of wonderful mentors.
Alistair Mentoring Team Leader

Staying at home in Social Isolation is taking its toll on all of us. Whether you’re a young person struggling with learning at home and missing your friends or a parent trying to juggle the demands of working from home and educating your children, The Door understands where you’re coming from. We are the leading youth charity in Stroud with nearly 30 years experience of supporting young people and their families when times get tough. One of our highly skilled professionals is there for you.

In order to protect the identity of the young person /parent in our stories some details including names and places may have been changed

Introducing Alistair