Staff profiles

David Sharp

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David Sharp

Job Title: 
Chief Executive.

Date Started:
March 2002.

Experience:
15 years as a part time youth worker, 12 years working in local authority leisure services, 8 years voluntary sector which include 5 years as Deputy Chief Executive.

Responsibilities: 
Everything but mainly the strategic direction of the organisation.

Favourite part of your job: 
Meeting new people and helping young people realise their potential.

Hobbies:
Mountain biking, Climbing Mountains, Sci Fi.

Mark Faulkner

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Mark Faulkner

Job Title: 
Fundraising and Development Manager.

Date started:
Jan 2009.

Previous Experience/ training:
34 Years in the Army; retired as a Colonel.

Responsibilities:
Tasked with raising the funds to build a replacement for the Bunkhouse and other essential items at Carlton Lodge.

Favourite part of your current job:
The interaction with the huge variety of customers who visit Carlton Lodge.

Hobbies:
Cricket, golf, gardening and bridge.

Favourite quote: 
'Education is that what is left when what you have learned has been forgotten.' Albert Einstein

George Plant

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George Plant

Job Title: 
Head of Centre.

Date Started:
March 2008.

Qualifications:
Fifteen years experience, SPA, ML, CIC, BCU level 1 Coach.

Responsibilities:
Managing staff and ensuring activities are conducted in a safe environment.

Favourite part of your job:
Working with David!

Favourite Book:
Too many to list but currently Terry Pratchett books.

Favourite Quote:
'If you try, you risk failure: if you don't you ensure it.'

Bex Plant

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Bex Plant

Job Title: 
Activities Manager.

Started:
April 2011.

Qualifications:
10 years experience, 4* Canoe Leader, L2 Paddlesport Coach, L2 Cave Leader, Gorge and Ghyll Leader, SPA (Single Pitch Assessment) Trained and First Aid.

Responsibilities:
Managing seasonal staff and ensuring things run smoothly.

Favourite Book:
Touching the Void.

Favourite Quote:
'I haven't been everywhere yet, but it's on my list.' 

Judith Worrall

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Judith Worrall

Job Title: 
Bookings & Facilities Manager.

Date Started:
January 2005.

Responsibilities:  
Ensuring the buildings are clean and prepared for our visitors and the catering requirements are met for groups.  Making sure everyone has a comfortable and memorable stay.

Favourite part of your job: 
Seeing smiley happy people amd listening to children telling me about their day.

Hobbies:  
Cycling, Horse riding, baking and reading.

Favourite thing to do:  
I love riding with my cycle club (Yorkshire Lasses) and my husband. Spending time with my family and friends.

April Lishman

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April Lishman

Job Title: 
Chef.

Date Started: 
April 2017. 

Responsibilities:  
Making sure that everyone staying gets a home cooked meal. 

Favourite part of your job:  
Baking.

Hobbies:  
Walking, baking, music, movies, cross stitch, arts and crafts.

What do you like to do on your days off:  
Walking, shopping and socialising with friends.

Gillian Harrison

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Gillian Harrison

Job Title
Office Administrator [Part-Time].

Date Started:
April 2008.

Experience:
Since leaving school I have mainly worked in Administration - in the Health Service; Ministry of Defense; Foreign & Commonwealth and Home Office. I also volunteer at the local Baptist Church, coordinating events and editing audio recordings for website podcasts.

Responsibilities:
Main Reception, if you telephone the office there is a good chance I will be the first person you speak to. 

Favourite part of your job:
Meeting people and being the welcoming first-face for visitors enter the office.

Hobbies:
Travel, walking, cycling, gardening, music & TV.

Favourite things to do:
Spending time with family and friends.

Jake Roberts

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Jake Roberts

Job Title: 
Seasonal Instructor. 

Date Started:
Feb 2018. 

Experience:
Three years outdoor leadership course and three years as an outdoor instructor. 

Responsibilities:
To promote outdoor education in a fun and safe environment.

Favourite thing to do:
White water paddling.

Favourite book:
The killing joke - Batman Graphic novel.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself:
I worked at the London 2012 Olympics and Para Olympics and met the Team GB football team and the Gold Medalists of the Mexico Olympic football team. 

Sam Allum

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Sam Allum

Job Title: 
Seasonal Instructor. 

Date Started:
Feb 2018.

Experience:
I have been an instructor for 4 year, starting as an apprentice and working my way to this job.

Responsibilities:
To run sessions and make sure the group have a great stay.

What I do on my days off:
I like getting lost!

Favourite book:
The Encyclopedia Britannica.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself:
I was accidently a model in Rohan outdoor shops and their advertising. 

Michaela Lishman

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Michaela Lishman

Job Title: 
Seasonal Facilities Assistant. 

Date Started:
Feb 2018 - Third season.

Responsibilities:
To ensure that all the buidlings are cleaned and that everyone gets fed, including the ducks. 

Qualifications:
Distinction in Health and Social Care

Favourite part of the job:
Meeting new people and getting to sample the cakes!

Favourite book:
Eighteen Years - Madisen Kuhn

Jade Lishman

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Jade Lishman

Job Title: 
Seasonal Facilities Assistant. 

Date Started:
Feb 2018 - Second season.

Responsibilities:
To ensure that all the buidlings are cleaned and that everyone gets fed and the laundry. 

Qualifications:
Level 2 in Music 
Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism

Favourite thing to do on your day off:
Going out with friends!

Favourite hobbies:
Playing the guitar, singing and reading