St Pauls
Advice Centre

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Staff

Steve Woodcock

Executive Director

Steve has managed St Pauls Advice Centre since 2009, having worked in the not-for-profit advice sector for over 25 years with a strong … Read more

Ben Parker

Finance Administrator

Ben has been the finance administrator at the advice centre since 2006. He is well travelled, has studied photography and is currently studying … Read more

Sarah Collett

Advice Supervisor

Sarah Collett began her advice career with Citizen’s Advice Bureau in West Yorkshire. She has worked extensively in Bristol’s advice sector, both not-for-profit … Read more

Frank Band

Advice Supervisor

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Ayan Farah

Reception Triage

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Nasiya Mohamed

Reception Triage

Nasiya was born and grew up in Somalia, coming to the UK in 1999. She moved to Bristol the following year, and studied … Read more

Sarah Morgan

Reception Triage

Sarah has acted as Reception Triage worker at St Pauls Advice Centre since 2005, following a brief period in the same role at … Read more

Gary Compton

Advice Worker

Gary Compton knows Bristol inside out, having lived here all his life, and understands the issues people who come to SPAC are grappling … Read more

Egeran Gibril

Advice Worker

Egeran came to the UK from Somalia in 2002, settling in Bristol at the end of that year. She studied Advice & Guidance … Read more

Caroline Matthews

Fundraising & Communications Officer

 

 

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June O’Dowd

Advice Worker

June has been giving advice for over 20 years. Originally from Manchester, where she gained a BA in Sociology & Philosophy, she began … Read more

Tahira Rafiq

Advice Worker

Tahira Rafiq began her career in human resources management after achieving MA and CIPD qualifications in the subject. She worked for various organisations, … Read more

Richard Stacey

Benefits Advice Worker

Richard Stacey has been a specialist Benefits Adviser for 15 years. He has worked for various Citizens Advice Bureaux, Wiltshire Law Centre … Read more

Caroline Williams

Advice Worker

On finishing her degree, Caroline Williams became involved in advice work through volunteering for several charities, including the Citizens Advice Bureau and Women’s … Read more

Trustees

Laura Corballis

Secretary

Laura Corballis became a trustee in 2007, as a former service user, and served as chair for 7 years; currently she is the Secretary. … Read more

Lisa Blackwood

Trustee

Lisa has lived in Bristol nearly all her life. She is a mother and grandmother, and much of her extended family live in St … Read more

Sarah Crooks

Trustee

Sarah has been a trustee at St Pauls Advice Centre since June 2014. She is the Major Donor & Special Events Manager at Penny … Read more

Ken Dolbear

Trustee

Ken Dolbear was manager of the social work department at Bristol Royal Infirmary for 15 years, which developed his awareness of inequality and a … Read more

Anna Hill

Trustee

Anna became a Trustee in 2012. Since moving to Bristol in 2008, Anna has worked as an advisor for Jobcentre Plus and managed volunteers … Read more

Linda Joynes

Trustee

Linda became a trustee at St Pauls Advice Centre in July 2012 after working in social care and support for nearly 30 years, mainly … Read more

Abdi Omer

Trustee

Abdi lives in St Pauls and became a trustee in 2014. He brings understanding of the difficulties faced by low income families from his … Read more

Sam Ward

Trustee

Sam Ward became a trustee in 2010. Sam’s professional background lies in statutory youth justice services where he has worked in a number of … Read more