I’m George Andrew and I am the Chairman of Westgate Youth Project Committee. As a group we provide support the smooth running and development of the project which could be doing funding bids to planning events to paying the bills and everything else in between. I have been involved with the project since 2011 and as a group, we have a real mix of skills from project managers to youth workers to finance officers, we work well together with the best interest of young people at the centre. We are committed to best practice and quality delivery. Through the youth work offer Westgate Youth Project provide young people around North Thanet, and beyond, aged 11 – 19 years choices, positive experiences, support with opportunities to learn, develop and achieve in safe environments. Westgate Youth Project ensures young people are involved in the design and delivery of their youth clubs and it is really important for me to hear what young people have to say. It is my job, along with the rest of the committee to make sure that our services meet young people’s needs. And I also work as a youth worker, so hopefully will get to meet you soon. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch via email firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m Andy. I am Vice-Chairman of the committee. I have been involved with WYP as a volunteer for a few years. My real job is in project management so I have lots of experience in finance, planning, co-ordinating and working to deadlines. I use all of these skills to support the service to young people.
My name is Erin. I am a JNC qualified youth worker, have worked in young people since 1996 and currently work in managing services for young people. My voluntary role on the committee is Practice Development and Safeguarding. That means making sure the work we do with young people is of high quality, current, meets need and is constantly striving to be even better. In terms of safeguarding, I provide support and advice to the Youth Work Manager and the rest of the committee. This might be in developing policy and process or training staff.
Hi, I’m Di. I am a JNC qualified youth worker and have a background in finance, so my role is Treasurer. I look after the pennies and work closely with the committee and the Youth Work Manager to ensure the project has everything it needs to be able to deliver services to young people. This can mean managing wages, raising funds or doing the banking – it can be really varied.
Hello. I’m Paul. In my day job, I am a project manager for Highways. There is a lot of difference between young people and roads, but the skills I use such as managing budgets, problem solving, asset management, record keeping etc. in roads are transferable to volunteering on the committee. My role is as the secretary so I record what happens at our meetings and what decisions are made, that sort of thing. I am a real geek, so I also manage the website. Send in any ideas you have to improve it!
Hi, I’m Susan. I have volunteered on the committee since 2012 and used to also work as a voluntary youth worker too. My real area of expertise is the local community as I know everyone, or who to ask!