Dave – Co-Founder and Chief Executive
Dave established the charity 25 years ago after qualifying as a chef and then undertaking youth work. Dave is passionate about meeting the needs of the disadvantaged and the marginalised and recognising the potential in everyone. Over the last 25 years Dave has overseen the development, change and growth of Urban Outreach. As the charity continues to innovate and look at new ways of providing effective support, Dave remains deeply committed to building strong partnerships between churches, organisations and individuals in Bolton and advocating for the needs of the poor.
Jane – Strategic Development Manager
Jane has worked part time for the charity since 2011 and is responsible for securing and managing grant funding and coordinating all bid writing/tender submissions for the charity. She also provides project development, management and implementation support and ensures all outcome and financial monitoring requirements are fulfilled. Jane has 15 years experience in project management, business planning and grant funding within the urban regeneration, housing and community development sectors for local authorities and a major housing association.
Matthew – Operations Manager
Matthew joined Urban Outreach in 2010. He has a background in urban planning and process improvement managing large teams to improve systems and outcomes for local authorities in the North West and overseas. Matthew manages our work streams and is responsible for broader charity operational matters including our recruitment, reporting to funders, procurement, IT and quality assurance.
Sam – Office Administrator
Sam joined us in April 2016 and is responsible for the day to day administration at Urban Outreach. She has a varied work background from being a Project Manager and Branch Manager at Lloyds TSB to working as a Senior Administrator in a Primary School, Office Manager at an Acting School and she co-founded another charity that looked at tackling the roots of poverty in third world countries. Sam’s passion is to see the most hard to reach and vulnerable in society loved and given the support and opportunities they need to turn their lives around.
Steve – Deputy Chief Executive
Steve joined us in 2015 and was previously a trustee of Urban Outreach. He has an MSc in Urban Regeneration and is the former Chief Executive of a large charitable company providing training and employment in Bolton. He is also Chair of the Board of Bolton’s Credit Union (HOOT). More recently he has been part of a team developing a Social Enterprise which now has a Restaurant and Café business.