Graham has been connected with The Door since the very beginning in 1991 and can even claim that the founding meeting was held in his house. He was a trustee and treasurer for 10 years when it was a smaller operation, and has been employed by The Door since 2015. His current role as Operations Director includes responsibility for finance and HR and acting as joint Chief Executive with Victoria and Barrie.
Outside work Graham is treasurer at Stroud District Foodbank, a member of Stroud Christian Fellowship and occasional musical director for shows at the Cotswold Playhouse in Stroud.
DIRECTOR OF SERVICE DELIVERY
Victoria joined The Door team as Family Support Team Leader in 2011 and since then has followed her passion for supporting young people and families to become Director of Service Delivery. In this role she oversees everything from youth clubs and youth mentoring to parent support and family work. She is excited to bring her own style of leadership to every part of our delivery focusing the team on being servant hearted and supporting people to the very best of our ability
As well as working at The Door Victoria is a Reader in The Church of England, a street pastor and in her spare time enjoys running, knitting & crocheting and walking her dog Berry.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Barrie started at The Door as Deputy Project Coordinator in 2009 and since then has worked in all areas of the charity from ‘front line’ youthwork to overseeing the old Hope Training department and before a restructuring in 2016 held the role of CEO.
Barrie knows The Door inside out and in his current role of Business Development Director travels the district sharing the work of The Door with local organisations and groups as well as building The Door’s corporate funding portfolio. He is also Director of the illuminateStroud project pilot.
Away from The Door, Barrie is a director of PSALMS, Chair of Trustees for Street Pastors Stroud and Youth and Development Leader at Stroud Christian Fellowship.
YOUTH EMOTIONAL SUPPORT TEAM LEADER
After a long career in the banking sector Alistair looked for a change of scene and joined The Door team as a horticulture tutor in 2014. Following the closure of The Door’s training department in 2015 and a short stint as Assistant Manager in The Door Shop Alistair began his current role as Youth Mentoring Team Leader in 2016. In this role he oversees a team of over 50 volunteer mentors as they support young people to tackle issues from bullying and bereavement to anxiety and depression.
Away from The Door Alistair can be found treading the boards at The Cotswold Playhouse, tending his garden or enjoying a ‘proper breakfast’.
DOOR STEP PROJECT, PROGRAMME MANAGER
Sarah worked in the NHS for 25 years, as a Cardiac Physiologist, lecturer, and Strategy Manager before leaving both that career and London behind to move to Gloucestershire and pursue a new path working with young people. Sarah first came across The Door while working as a Teaching Assistant for SWAT; a course for 16 -18 year olds with barriers to learning when it was running in The Door's Stroud centre. As a volunteer mentor since 2018 Sarah quickly became part of The Door family and joined the team as Project Manager for the Door Step Programme in 2019. As a city girl, she is still getting used to the hills and greenery of Gloucestershire! Away from The Door Sarah can be found at the Theatre, reading a book or playing games and spending time with husband and two children.
DOOR STEP PROJECT, CO-FACILITATOR
Before she arrived at The Door Tash volunteered with Crew 2000 in Edinburgh which is where she first started working with young people. She then moved from Scotland to Stroud (via Indonesia!) where she wanted to continue working with young people. Tash joined The Door team as a volunteer mentor in 2017 and then went on to join The Door Staff in 2019 as Co-Facilitator of the Door Step Programme. Away from the Door Tash likes to swim, paint and be all artsy and crafty.
FAMILY SUPPORT TEAM LEADER
Shona first joined The Door as a volunteer youth mentor, supporting young people one to one on a weekly basis. Following the expansion of The Door’s Family Support Service in 2018 Shona joined the team part time as Family Support Team Leader. In this role Shona looks after The Door’s team of volunteer support workers as well as supporting parents 1:1 and hosting our Parent Connections support group.
When she isn’t at The Door Shona is Mum to two grown-ups (how did that happen) and finds joy by cycling, reading and being creative and crafty. She is always up for learning new things and wholeheartedly believes, in a world where you can be anything, be kind.
FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER
Before she came to the door Sandra was an English and drama teacher in a secondary school, she left to train as a councillor so joined The Door as a volunteer support worker in 2013. Following the expansion of The Door’s family support services Sandra became The Door’s Family Support Worker in 2015. As an accredited Triple P Positive Parenting Programme Facilitator Sandra runs The Door’s parenting for teens courses as well as meeting with parents 1:1 and supporting whole families with Family Face Time.
When she isn’t supporting families at The Door Sandra likes to travel places like India, America and New Zealand. She also loves to walk her dogs, relax to some music or watch films.
DOOR TO THE FUTURE COORDINATOR / SCHOOLS MENTORS
Debbie joined The Door team in 2016 as a volunteer mentor and very soon took on the paid role of Schools Mentor in March of 2017. In her role Debbie spends 2 days a week in local secondary schools, meeting and supporting young people in their place of learning.
Debbie also coordinates The Door’s Care Leaver support programme (Door To The Future) supporting young people as they leave care and start to live independently.
When she isn’t working for The Door Debbie also works for Dursley out of school club and enjoys walking her dog and cuddling her chickens.
COMMUNITY YOUTHWORK COORDINATOR (STROUD)
Isak joined The Door team as a Sessional Youthworker in 2018.
COMMUNITY YOUTHWORK COORDINATOR (STROUD)
John started at The Door in 2017 as Community Youthwork Coordinator for Stroud his role includes supporting local community stakeholders including the police and council as well as overseeing all The Door’s youth clubs in Stroud, Avening and Stonehouse. John also looks after Key Café (supporting NEET 16-25 year olds), and our aDOORables young parents group.
Away from The Door John is an avid Arsenal supporter and enjoys a spot of cricket.
COMMUNITY YOUTHWORK COORDINATOR (DURSLEY)
Kathleen started at The Door as a Sessional Youthworker in 2016 and has since taken on the role of Community Youthwork Coordinator for the Dursley area. Kathleen oversees The Door’s youth clubs in Dursley, Cam, Wotton and North Nibley as well as playing a key role in supporting young people in those areas through her work with the local police and other community stakeholders.
When she’s not at The Door Kathleen is a member of Dursley Rugby Team and is a children’s worker at 3C Community Church doing open the book work.
COMMUNITY YOUTHWORKER (STROUD)
Leah came to The Door as a young person for a number of years and was inspired to become a youthworker. She began volunteering at The Door as a student youthworker and in 2018 Leah joined the team as a Sessional Youthworker. She completed her Level 2 award and Level 3 Certificate in Youthwork through CYM and is currently continuing her studies towards a level 3 diploma at St John's College in Nottingham.
Between her studying and working at The Door Leah enjoys practising her photography and watching films.
COMMUNITY YOUTHWORKER (WOTTON)
With his degree in Applied Theology and Youthwork Jon joined The Door team as Community Youthworker for Wotton in 2019. When not at the door, Jon can be found either behind a drum kit or in the cinema catching the latest blockbusters.
Flo is a Sessional Youthworker in the Dursley area and joined the team in 2017 following only a couple of months as a young person at The Door’s Dursley youth club
Flo’s favourite activity is Playing card games and she loves to learn new ones!
When she’s not at The Door Flo is either working as a carer, looking after her 12 guinea pigs, or seeing friends.
Thulane joined The Door team as a Sessional Youthworker in 2019.
Originally from South Africa, Sam joined The Door team in 2019 as a Sessional Youthworker, supporting the Community Youthworkers to deliver sessions and offer support for young people. Away from The Door Sam is a volunteer for British Red Cross - Emergency Responder, belongs to One Church, Gloucester, involved in mission work, is studying in her spare time and is exploring the UK with her family.
THE DOOR SHOP MANAGER
Anne has been manager of The Door shop since 2012, and along with her Assistant Manager takes on the task of running The Door’s charity shop in Stroud. As well as sorting donations and serving customers Anne looks after our wonderful team of shop volunteers.
Away from The Door Anne enjoys being creative which includes refurbishing her vintage dolls house and can often be found holidaying with her family in their caravan (even in the snow!)
THE DOOR SHOP DEPUTY MANAGER
Linda joined The Door team in 2018 as an assistant in The Door's charity shop.
THE DOOR SHOP ASSISTANT
Owen started at The Door as a volunteer in The Door Shop in 2016. He volunteered in between completing an assisted internship at AquaJardin and his College Studies. He passed his Preparation for Work and Life course in early 2018 and joined The Door Shop team as a Shop Assistant later that year. In his spare time Owen continues to volunteer in The Door Shop and enjoys model making - he has a collection of over 20 character models!
Richard joined The Door as fundraising coordinator in 2017. His role includes compiling bids for funding from grant giving organisations as well as reporting back to funders, networking with other local charities and not for profits as well as gaining support from businesses and networking with other local charities and not for profit organisations.
Away from The Door Richard is a Reader in the Church of England, a member of Rotary, numbers of academic study groups including the royal society of arts and is a member of the Marshfield Flower Arranging Club.
OPERATIONS AND EVENTS COORDINATOR
Anne started at The Door as a volunteer in The Door shop, since then she has completed a business administration apprenticeship in partnership with Stroud College and joined the team full time as Operations and Events Coordinator in 2014. As well as managing the day-to-day comings and goings of The Door’s Stroud office, Anne organises The Door’s fundraising events and activities including street collections and concerts. She is also on hand to provide support for anyone raising money for The Door.
When she isn’t at The Door, Anne is secretary of both Churches Together in Stroud and Stroud Methodist Church, is a Director of Ignition Gloucestershire and can always be found at the Fairford Air Show every July.
SERVICE DELIVERY ADMINISTRATOR
Bev came to The Door as a young person for a number of years before becoming a youthwork volunteer in our Stroud centre. She started as a Business Administration apprentice in 2017 and supports the Administrator with the day to day running of The Door. If you give us a call it will probably be Bev that answers! She became The Door's Service Delivery Administrator in 2018 and began working in our Avening youth centre May 2018.
When she’s not working in the office or working in the youth centre Bev is mostly likely out enjoying a meal with friends (she loves food!)
Peter had just been made unemployed when he was offered his job at The Door. Although he is not directly involved in any of the youthwork he has gained an appreciation for the work that's done by The Door. He also enjoys walking around the beautiful valleys and communicating via Amateur Radio.