• Chief Executive (CEO)

    Antonia Dixey

    Antonia is our Founder and CEO. Her vision is for every single child and young person to have a voice, and for them to be listened to and have their views acted upon. She has facilitated, managed and engaged with young people in the UK, Armenia, Canada, South Africa and South America. She is an…

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  • Deputy CEO & Senior Participation Officer

    Josh Harsant

    Josh is a youth participation specialist and researcher, and is passionate about creative approaches to working with young people. He draws on extensive experience in working with both young people and practitioners and in designing, delivering and managing youth participation projects and programmes. He is also currently completing his doctorate (Ph.D.) at the University of Huddersfield, looking…

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  • Lead Participation Officer

    Tiffany Brown

    Tiffany is from Cape Town, South Africa, with a passion for people. Having studied Anthropology, she recognises the need for the young people’s direct participation in making positive contributions to their current and future social environments. A specialism of Tiffany’s is co-producing research with young people. Her Honours dissertation looked at the importance of placing children in the…

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  • Participation Officer

    Naomi Thomas

    Naomi is passionate about working with young people and helping to make a difference. She has a wide variety of experiences of working with young people including academic mentoring in a secondary school, coaching, NCS ‘The Challenge’ and Camp America. Something which makes Naomi happy is seeing others happy and realising they have the ability…

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  • Participation Officer

    Kelly Machin

    Kelly is passionate about working alongside young people in realising their full potential and how they can impact on their community and society. Kelly believes young people have a voice and it should be heard. She has completed her NVQ in Youth Work and is excited to make a difference to young people’s lives through…

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  • Participation Officer

    Natalie Burden

    Natalie is enthusiastic, creative, and passionate about helping children and young people realise their full potential and achieve their goals. She has previously worked on Cornwall College’s National Citizen Service (NCS) programme and, more recently, spent 3 months working with children and young people in Zambia with Restless Development as part of the International Citizen…

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  • Participation Support Officer

    Ann Haigh

    Ann is excited about getting the young people of Dorset involved in their services, hearing what they have to say and being part of their journeys into adulthood. Originally from the West Midlands, Ann now well and truly feels as though Dorset is her home.  Having worked in the charity sector for 12 years in admin roles…

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  • Participation Support Officer

    Jacob Sakil

    Jacob is an avid advocate for young people and community development. Having previously been the elected Young Mayor of Lewisham, he continues to champion youth participation and active collaboration between young people and government. As part of the team, Jacob has big plans to develop youth leadership in London… Watch this space!

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  • Participation Support Officer

    Gertrude Lamptey

    Gertrude is passionate about working with young people and giving them a voice. As an adult she believes we should encourage the youth to be our future leaders. Through her experiences Gertrude has seen the full potential of young people be met and excited to be working alongside the youth that will make a positive difference…

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  • Engagement Strategist

    Ed Moss

    Ed’s passion is to help organisations that make a positive difference to people’s lives. Ed has worked in the youth sector for 10 years from front line engagement to digital marketing at director level. He loves to learn and have fun in everything he does.

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