Our Management Team

Our management team have varying work backgrounds and experience. They work to ensure the integrity of Simon on the Streets as a whole organisation and that our ethos of leaving no-one unsupported remains at the centre of all we do.

Gordon Laing

General Manager

Gordon started volunteering with the charity in June 2016

Gordon's background is a full career in the military followed by work as an investigator in the anti-human trafficking field. Previously a volunteer working with children preparing to leave care, he initially joined the charity as a volunteer outreach worker during 2016, taking up the General Manager appointment at the beginning of 2017.

Fahad Khan

Development Manager

Fahad joined the charity in November 2017.

Fahad has been working in the charity sector since 2008. Starting as a youth worker he has had delivered projects locally and worked as an advisor to central government on youth engagement. In recent years he has been working as a corporate fundraiser and project manager on UK relief programmes on homelessness, food poverty and has also raised money for international relief projects in Africa by scaling Mount Kilimanjaro in 2012. Fahad has been a supporter of the work of Simon on the Streets for many years and now joins the team as Development Manager.

Fabian Irons

Admin and Fundraising Assistant

Fabian joined Simon On The Streets in November 2017

Fabian has joined us for another six months after successfully completing his six-month placement as part of a return to work programme. He chose Simon on the Streets because he was passionate about making a difference to vulnerable adults across West Yorkshire. Outside of work he enjoys going to the gym, playing video games, watching football and shows like Game of Thrones.

Fiona Hobson

Admin, Communications and Volunteer Coordinator

Fiona joined Simon on the Streets in February 2018.

Fiona has interned and volunteered extensively in both local and international charities whilst working in the higher education sector. After completing an MSC in International Development she spent two years working in Southwest China. Fiona is keen to work with Simon on the Streets as she strongly believes in their focus on sustainable positive change for service users through the provision of emotional and practical support.

Our Outreach Support Workers

All our outreach workers work full time on outreach. They are supported by a dedicated group of part-time volunteers, some of whom have been with the charity since it began work in Leeds around the year 2000.

Robin

Robin began working for Simon on the Streets in late 2011.

After stumbling upon the charity Robin was struck by the radical commitment shown to the homeless community. Early on, Robin worked in both Bradford and Huddersfield which provided a rich and varied learning curve. Robin is now a senior support worker based in Bradford and is passionate about the life of the town as a whole. He really enjoys the area and can’t think of a better place to be!

Tracy

Tracy has been working for Simon on the Streets since July 2015

Tracy really enjoys working in Huddersfield. She is very keen to promote the welfare and rights of all vulnerable people particularly those living on the streets. Tracy enjoys working with people on a one to one basis and adapting her approach to fit individual needs and circumstances.

Tracey

Tracey joined Simon on the Streets in August 2016

Tracey is a support worker for Bradford and has been in the role for nearly two years. Whilst the role is demanding, Tracey says it is rewarding and when a service user thanks her for her hard work it is the best feeling. Tracey believes that it really makes a difference when her service users know that they have someone who will help and support them.

Ellie

Ellie joined Simon on the Streets in November 2017

After completing an MSc in Clinical Psychology, Ellie became involved with mental health services that work with Personality Disorders. Ellie chose to work with Simon on the Streets as she believes this charity’s ethos resonates with her vision of creating change in the lives of vulnerable individuals, particularly rough sleepers.

Sarah

Sarah joined Simon on the Streets in November 2017

After completing an MA in Social and Public Policy, Sarah worked with individuals affected by problems associated with drug addiction before moving to Simon on the Streets.

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