Staff profiles

David Sharp
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
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
George

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

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
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
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
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
Jake

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
Sam

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
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
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

"I particularly enjoyed the zip wire because i felt like i was flying"

Tom W, Aged 12 

“I am writing to say a giant THANK YOU for making Carlton Lodge the best experience of my life!”

Jasmin, aged 10

We can honestly say this is the best residential we have ever attended. 

Thorpe Primary School - June 2018

Everyone loved it and didn’t want to leave, even with the snow.

12th Harrogate, St.Marks, Brownies

“The rooms were excellent and the food was gorgeous!”

James, Aged 9

“The instructors made me smile because I knew I was safe in their hands.”

Kaitlyn, aged 10

 “Always a real pleasure to come to Carlton Lodge. A lovely setting, amazing friendly staff and comfortable accommodation. Can't wait for next year for more of the same.”

Ings Primary School - May 2018

"The group were all encouraged and supported to achieve their goals - amazing instructors!"

College Tutor, North Yorkshire

"This was our best visit ever, mainly due to Sam and Jake who totally understood our students. The Catering staff were so friendly and of course the food was delicious"

King James School - Sept 2018

"We were extremely impressed by the professionalism, enthusiasm and patience that your instructors showed in every activity."

Youth Worker, Hull

“It was the best school trip ever, I would like to go back and do it all again.”

Maddison, aged 10

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