Meet our team

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Joff Carroll

National Director

As National Director, my responsibilities include the developing of the business, ensuring the organisation runs efficiently and remains financially secure and ensuring quality standards and staff wellbeing are maintained effectively.

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Shirley Higgins

Admin Officer

My job involves everything to do with the day to day financial and administrative running of the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Wales. I work three days per week.

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Jack Elsbury

Engagement Officer

As Engagement Officer, I am responsible for ensuring that all of our affiliated clubs receive the support that they need and deserve, as well as coordinating the BGC Wales Youth Forum. I am also working on multiple E-Learning Modules that will ensure the smooth set up and running of a BGC affiliated club.

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Kari Morgan

Active Inclusion Project Officer

I am the new Active Inclusion Project Officer at BGC Wales. I look after the Subway to Success Project in the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan areas. As part of this, I work with NEET young people aged 16-24 to upskill and gain access to employment.

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Nosica Amato

ESC Volunteer

I’m from Belgium and I’ve been volunteering for BGC Wales since September. My role is to help them with their communication strategies. It means my responsibilities are to manage social media, create newsletters, promote campaigns, and work on the website. I’m also here to help with the administration if needed.

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Phoebe Boden

Student


I’m Phoebe and I am a student on placement with Boys and Girls Clubs. My focus is on the Raise Your Voice project, encouraging young people to vote and have their voices heard.

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Grant Poiner

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer I am responsible for all the youth work projects and programmes taking place at BGC Wales, overseeing youth work staff and ensuring that the voice of our dedicated volunteers is heard at various meetings within the sector in Wales.

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Jonathan Price

Youth Work Manager

Working for BGC Wales has allowed me to provide support an opportunities to a wide variety of young people both locally and internationally. The future of youth work is always changing and developing and i'm very proud to be part of an orgnisation that embraces that change in order to advocate for the rights and issues that young people face.

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Apple Tang

Office Manager


I joined the team earlier in February 2021 and currently shadowing Shirley. I will be dealing with the day to day financial and administrative duties for BGC Wales, to provide business support to the organisation and its projects and programmes, working very closely with all staff and executive members to ensure BGC Wales runs efficiently, effectively and economically.

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Corley Doster

Active inclusion Project Officer

I am the Active Inclusion officer for Bridgend County Borough, Working with NEET young people from across Bridgend County aged 16-24 in order to provide them with skills and opportunities for employment.

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Michelle Quinga

ESC Volunteer

As part of the EVS project I came to Cardiff as a volunteer for BGC Wales. I work hand to hand with the other European volunteer. I collaborate with communication strategies, which include lots of tasks such setting up the monthly newsletter, attending online workshops, updating the website or monitoring social media.

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Sophie Davies

Student

I am a student on placement with BGCWales. My role within the club is working on the Raise you voice project to encourage young people to vote. Occasionally I attend the youth forum with Jack.