Jill

Chief Executive

Tel: 01738 630121
Mob: 07545 424519
Email: jill@ymcatayside.com

A bit of Jill's Story...

Jill began her career in the Third Sector in 1994 where she managed a Social Enterprise Travel Agency in Glasgow whilst leading an ESF programme in HMP Barlinnie.

She has extensive experience in a variety of sectors encompassing addiction, disability, youth justice and employment.

Before joining the YMCA in 2006, Jill worked for The National Autistic Society where she established and managed a unique employment consultancy for individuals on the autism spectrum. As an accredited NAS trainer, she then delivered training to professionals in this model throughout the UK.

In 2011 Jill co- developed and secured the first Social Impact Bond in Scotland through The Department for Work and Pensions, Innovation Fund. She is keen to continue to explore innovative ways of securing long term funding for the third sector.

Jill is a trustee of YMCA Scotland, she sits on the YMCA International Committee and is part of the planning group of YMCA Unify Europe.

Passionate about supporting and empowering young people, she feels privileged to work alongside such a dedicated team of staff, volunteers and board members.

Franny

Strategic Implementation Manager

Tel: 01738 630121
Mob: 07557 676094
Email: franny@ymcatayside.com

A bit of Franny's Story...

Franny has over 20 years experience of professional youth work, training and educational opportunities and has overseen church partnership developments for a decade, through this experience he has gained valuable insight into initiating, developing and sustaining youth opportunities in a variety of settings whilst ensuring all necessary resources are secured in the process. His extensive experience and enthusiasm drives our staff team towards success.

Barry

Operations Manager

Tel: 01738 580001
Mob: 07717 692399
Email: barry@ymcatayside.com

A bit of Barry's Story...

Barry started as the Prince’s Trust team leader in August 2012, having come from a background of teaching, voluntary youth development work and sports coaching.

As well as delivering the Prince’s Trust Team programme, he is also the manager of the Y-PAT and Y-Bounce social enterprises. Away from work, he’s involved in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme in Perthshire, works with the local Young Carers group and is coach for Perthshire Colts Rugby team.

He is married with three children and enjoys a wide range of outdoor sports and has a passion for cycling, kayaking, canoeing and hillwalking. Barry is inspired by helping people find the best in themselves.

Tony

Office Manager

Tel: 01738 580001
Mob: 07545 702484
Email: tony@ymcatayside.com

A bit of Tony's Story...

Tony first got involved with our YMCA back in 2005. He started as a young volunteer and eventually moved on to study Youthwork whilst completing a 3 year work placement with YMCA Tayside. Since completing his degree, he has been working fulltime as a youth worker and has been involved in running many projects over his many years as a YMCA employee.

Originally from Swaziland in Southern Africa, He has been involved in the YMCA for almost as long as he has been in Scotland. Apart from adding to the international diversity of our team he also brings multimedia skills to our team with his knowledge in graphic design and film editing.

Matthew

Youth Worker

Tel: 01738 580001
Mob: 07702 307071
Email: matthew@ymcatayside.com

A bit of Matthew's Story...

Matthew joined the YMCA as a volunteer at 15 years-old. After exploring different career options, Matthew found that the fun and rewarding work offered by the YMCA better suited his goals and he has been a dedicated member of staff ever since. Matthew was the 2011 Mentor of the Year through the Plusone Mentoring Service and is a current member of the YScotland Executive Committee.

Matthew was born in Swaziland, Africa and moved to Scotland when he was 13 years old. He loves road cycling, gaming, technology, and is AMAZING at badminton. He is passionate about seeing young people be all they can be and achieve the goals they set out for themselves.

Alyxs

Health and Wellbeing Coordinator

Tel: 01738 580001
Mob: 07444 020516
Email: alyxs@ymcatayside.com

A bit of Alyxs's Story...

Alyxs joined the staff team in July 2017. Alyxs has a degree in Psychology and is really passionate about life transformation, health and well-being.  After spending a summer volunteering in Malawi with young people, and working as an Au Pair in Valencia in Spain she realised her passion for young people and helping them reach their potential.

The YMCA Body, Mind & Spirit ethos really grabbed her attention and she started volunteering as a Plus One mentor and is now a fully employed Youth Worker. She is responsible for our church partnership with Kinnoull Parish Church and she is also involved in various other projects at the Y such as Strengthening Families and Youthworks Mentoring.

Matthew

Youth Worker

Tel: 01738 580001
Mob: 07539 009300
Email: matthewmalloch@ymcatayside.com

A bit of Matthew's Story...

I grew up in a little farming town in the South West of Scotland, before moving to Aberdeen for a few years for an attempt at university, and then to Perth for work.

Before working for the YMCA I worked in supported housing for people who were struggling with mental health problems. In my spare time, I played rugby for 10 years and did judo for around 12, as well as archery for a few. I volunteer at a kids club at my church too. I’m also a huge nerd, spending lots of time playing board games with friends and people at the local comic shop. I’m pretty technologically minded, so enjoy working with computers too.
At the YMCA I lead the partnership with Perth Baptist Church, and work on the Universal youth work we deliver from our premises in the city centre.

Jonathan

Media and IT Assistant

Tel: 01738 580001
Mob: 07928 773340
Email: jonathan@ymcatayside.com

A bit of Jonathan's Story...

Jonathan started at the YMCA in October 2016 as a young person volunteering at YMedia. He helped with a variety of digital and media related tasks including aiding in building a new website for YMCA Tayside (formerly Perth and District YMCA). After a year of helping out in YMedia he gained his first ever job as an IT and Administration Assistant for YMCA Tayside.

This job was a contract through Community Jobs Scotland and Jonathan was performing many of the same duties as he was when volunteering, but with some additional responsibilities such as: managing IT, carrying out administration, and running Coding Club sessions for young people. Even after the initial CJS contract expired YMCA Tayside was keen to keep Jonathan onboard as a full employee.

Layla

Trainee Youth Worker

Tel: 01738 580001
Email: layla@ymcatayside.com

A bit of Layla's story...

Layla has been involved with the YMCA since 2014, with her journey beginning at one of our local church partnership youth groups when she was in P6. Layla progressed to the Youth Committee at the Junior youth club and then also attended the Teen Drop-In, securing a position on the Teen Committee.

Layla has always had a strong desire to pursue a career in Youthwork, based largely on her positive experience and her passion to help young people.

Vicky

Volunteer and Sessional Worker

Tel: 01738 580001
Email: vicky@ymcatayside.com

A bit of Vicky's story...

Vicky joined the YMCA in May 2021 having completed a modern apprenticeship in Outdoor Education. She has also been involved with voluntary sports coaching for a number of years in various sports such as rugby, football, cricket and athletics. Her passion has always been to work with young people and help them to develop themselves.

Vicky started playing rugby in 2012 and has played for Auchterarder and Stirling County, helping both teams to win several trophies in school and club competitions. Vicky was also part of the Scotland U15’s and 18’s squad and represented them at the Loughborough School Games in 2017, she currently plays for Perthshire Women’s rugby team.

Vicky enjoys a wide range of activities outside of rugby; including gaming, listening to music, reading and trying to learn Spanish. She loves to push herself to try new adventurous activities and hopes to help other young people to become more confident in themselves and their own abilities.

Chloe

Volunteer and Sessional Worker

Tel: 01738 580001
Email: chloe@ymcatayside.com

A bit of Chloe's story...

Originally from Glasgow, Chloe joined the YMCA Tayside team as Media Assistant in April of 2021. With a strong passion for news, media and creativity Chloe chose to pursue a degree in Journalism in 2017 and as a result has experience in a number of different media related skills including excellent content gathering abilities, radio and interviewing skills.

In her spare time, Chloe loves to read books, practice yoga, paint and go cycling.

Lindsay

Youth Work Assistant

Tel: 01738 580001
Email: lindsaym@ymcatayside.com

A bit of Lindsay's story...

Lindsay joined our team in May 2021 as a Youth Work Assistant. She graduated in 2020 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology and her ideal job would be a Disability Advisor. She was diagnosed with Dyspraxia when she was 6 years old, and has overcome many challenges with determination and perseverance. Lindsay is passionate about supporting people and helping them reach their potential.

Before YMCA, Lindsay volunteered in the Third Sector and supported people in their recovery from mental health issues.  Lindsay is very much looking forward to contributing to the success of the YMCA.

Liam

Trainee Youth Worker

Tel: 01738 580001
Email: liam@ymcatayside.com

A bit of Liam's story...

Liam started his role of trainee youth worker with YMCA Tayside on May 1st and is excited about what this job means for him and his interests. Originally from Aberfeldy, Liam now lives in Dundee. His main passions in life include ensuring he maintains a fit and healthy lifestyle and working alongside young people. He hopes to combine these two passions and inspire young people to stay healthy and active.

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