Staff Team

Rob Hall MBEExecutive Manager



I am the manager but what I really enjoy is the youth work and outdoor activities. I still volunteer as an independent assessor for The Duke of Edinburgh Awards and coach as much as I can when I get the opportunity. Mountain biking and kayaking remain my favourite activities and I am a very competitive pool player.

Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project is a well resourced centre with a very good staff and volunteer team. Young people are achieving and having fun and I am proud to be part of it.

Claire GascoigneYouth Development Coordinator



I have been at Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project for about 8 years, volunteering the first 2 years and undertaking any courses. Now I coordinate the programmes, supervise a large team of staff and oversee all the volunteers active in the project. I particularly enjoy the activities and seeing young people achieve. One of my many roles is to developed programmes including The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, The Princes Trust XL for alternative education and the Open College Network.

Delivering the Duke of Edinburgh Award to numerous groups is very rewarding. The challenges set to every group differs but the end result is the same; an outstanding certificate that goes on the CV. My first Gold Group completed last year “what a Journey” and the DVD is inspiring for everyone…..

Julie GibsonFT Project Development Worker



Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project is a great place to work, full of opportunities and activities that gets everyone involved. I volunteered for a long time and worked hard to be part of the team. I have been employed since 2002 with a dual role of office work and youth work. My passion is working with young people including those with special needs, seeing them develop into responsible and an independent young adults is my reward.

Part of my role is liaising with Northumberland Social Services helping with the referral process for all young people with disabilities accessing our services. Back in 2006 I became a John Muir Award facilitator, allowing young people to discover, explore and conserve the environment they live in. This role has developed and I now oversee the award for CVYP and hope to achieve my Conserver level early next year.

Faye WillisYouth Worker

Adele AzizAdministrator / Finance

Angie TurnbullDevelopment Worker



I am one of the senior workers at the Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project and work predominantly with young people with special needs. I build positive relationships and develop their social and emotional skills.

The age range is diverse; 8yrs-25yrs but my role is very rewarding.

Accessing specific activity funding for the groups bolsters the sessions and delivering training for the staff and volunteer team is two key examples of my responsibility.

Dave TurnbullYouth Worker



I have worked in many sessions during the past fifteen years from centre based to detached work. However, what I really enjoy is outdoor activities and pushing myself to meet challenges and encouraging young people to do the same.

One of the most memorable challenges was late 2013, gauge walking in icy cold weather and supporting young people to do the same challenges.

The project has developed immensely, especially during the past 5 years and I am just glad to be part of it.

Stacey LithgowYouth Worker



Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project is a fantastic place to work and to be part of. I started as a volunteer and now have progressed as a youth worker undertaking many training opportunities that compliments my degree.

Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project has allowed me to be part of many new, fun and exciting activities. It’s a busy project, just the way I like it.

Stacie CoxYouth Worker



Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project has changed my life. I came to the project while I was struggling at school. I started volunteering and peer supporting and the rest as they say “is history”

I am now a qualified Youth Worker and Outdoor Instructor, gaining my first National Governing Body award in 2012 (Mountain Biking- Trail Cycle Leader). During a 5 year period I also achieved my Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards. The challenges and experiences have put me in a good position to help, encourage and teach others. I presently lead and support 2 groups of young people with disabilities every week.

This is just part of my journey and definitely my future.

Carole WrightYouth Support Worker

Hazel Johnson Youth Support Worker

I have been coming to the youth project since I was about 14 as a volunteer and am now I am a youth support worker. I also work for the local special needs school. Whist being here I have completed the Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh award as well as The John Muir Award. I am currently working my way through the Level 3 in Youth Work.

I work with a range of groups every week and during the very busy school holidays. Over the years I have enjoyed being at the youth centre because of the lively atmosphere and have always felt part of the team.

Craig BarnfatherYouth Worker – Outdoor Leader

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