I am very proud to be a trustee of DCYP. I became involved as a long term resident whose daughter and grandson have benefited from and enjoyed youth activities. I was a parish councillor and am a trustee of Framwellgate Moor Youth and Community Centre, where the project is based. The work DCYP undertakes in engaging with young people is imaginative, innovative and challenging and the workers are dedicated, energetic and always supportive. It is also very well managed and the trustees are always consulted kept well informed.
Councillor Mamie Simmons
I am Liberal Democrat Councillor for Framwellgate Moor and Newton Hall and I am a trustee for Durham City Youth Project.
I am the Chair of the Board of Trustees at Durham City Youth Project. I am a retired further education and training consultant. A former member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Institute of Administrative Management.
Susan is a mother of two teenagers, living in Framwellgate Moor in Durham. Susan’s career to date has been based in pharmaceutical quality. She worked for 18 years for GlaxoSmithKline in clinical research and pharmaceutical manufacturing quality in London and in the North East of England. Subsequently she worked for 9 years for a software and contract research company supplying pharmaceutical customers. Most recently, since 2013, she has been working for Sodexo, a facilities management company, as Global Director of Quality & Compliance in pharmaceuticals. Her interests outside of work include family, horses, swimming, skiing and reading.
I am a retired local businessman who successfully ran my own company for many years and now I volunteer my time within the local community. I am a trustee for Durham City Youth Project and for Framwellgate Moor Youth and Community Association. I am an active member of the Board of Trustees providing hands-on help to maintain the office and the building as well as supporting the committee.
Recently retired, I spent 35 years teaching in both maintained and independent schools, the last eleven as a Headteacher in the North East. In addition, to teaching science across the 11-18 age range, I was actively involved in and promoted the development of outdoor adventure education, including the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, within the schools where I worked. I also served on a Local Safeguarding Children Board for many years.
I have been involved with the “Durham City Youth Project” since 2007, and have see it develop over the years. At that time I was a Independent Councillor of Durham City District Council. I have been aware of the importance of youth engagement since my early involvement in various Youth Projects. I consider my involvement Durham City Youth Project (as a past Chair and now trustee) has been rewarding, by achieving positive out comes for the youth who engage with them.