THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

Jenny Courtney

General Manager

 

Jenny has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the not-for-profit sector. She has always used her business management background in social settings, especially in managing youth projects and bringing about change in marginalised communities. Jenny has always advocated on behalf of young people and believes the voice of the young person should underpin all relevant government policy delivery decisions. Jenny’s passion is to empower young people so they can reach their full potential as individuals and grow their capacity to take responsibility for social change in their communities, contributing to the eradication of poverty and social injustice.

Gillian Collins

Operations Manager

 

Ex-member Gillian has held various positions in the club over the past 23 years. In her current role as Operations Manager, she oversees the operations of the club. Gillian is passionate about social justice and change and enjoys working and empowering communities to take control of the direction of their lives and meet their full potential. Gillian’s role is very varied and she has played a vital part in BYC’s milestones over the past 23 years. Gillian is currently in the process of completing an NFQ level 9 certificate in non-profit leadership & management.

Johnathan Dowling

Team Leader

 

Jonathan attended the club as a young person and has been employed here as a youth worker since 2016. Jonathan’s role as team leader sees him lead a professional team to deliver best practice youth work programmes to young people from the community of the NEIC. His passion for social justice and bringing about change in the lives of these young people is complemented by the programmes he and the team design, develop, and implement.

James Bowes, LLB

Restorative Practice Coordinator

James current role is the Restorative Practice Coordinator in the BYC.

James background is in Law, Community and Adult Education and he has many years working in the community and the prisons with the most vulnerable and marginalised in society. He is passionate about social justice and real change in the community. He is a Quality Specialist Restorative Practitioner with over 20 years’ experience working with men, women and young people from diverse and marginalised backgrounds.

Youth work & Facilities Team

Without the hard work, dedication and commitment of our colleagues, we would not be able to deliver quality programmes to our members. Each and every member of the team plays a vital role in our service delivery.

Sophie Birch

Youth work team

Kim Flood

Youth work team

Denise McDonnell

Youth work team

Lauren Reilly

Youth work team

Declan Breen Pheonix

Youth work team

Dean Murray

Youth work team

Sonya Hanney

Facilities team

Lilly Kelly

Facilities team