The Parish Trust Appoints Carrie Gealy as Youth and Children’s Programme Manager

The Parish Trust is pleased to announce the promotion of Carrie Gealy to the position of Youth and Children’s Programme Manager, following an open recruitment process. Carrie, who has been serving as the Youth and Children’s Engagement Officer for the last two years at the charity, has made significant contributions to the work of The Parish Trust, including enabling the fulfilment of funding requirements and achieving targets to support the health and happiness of children and young people in our service area.

Carrie has a rich history of success with The Parish Trust. Her innovative approach to program development has resulted in numerous successful projects, such as educational workshops and recreational activities that have benefited countless young people in the community. Her efforts have ensured the sustainability and growth of these initiatives, attending holistically to the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs of over 600 children and youth registered with The Parish Trust.

Restructuring for Growth

To support this strategic shift, The Parish Trust will restructure its Youth and Children’s team, positioning Carrie as a key leader in this initiative. This restructuring aims to foster growth and enhance the charity’s capacity to serve the community’s young people more effectively. The role change will also allow The Parish Trust to expand the youth and children’s team, with more details on job openings to be announced in due course. The Parish Trust remains grateful to Children in Need, who have helped to enable the expansion of Youth and Children’s Work at the charity by committing multi-year funding to the charity.

Having a manager with a deep interest and hands-on experience in frontline youth and children’s work is crucial for the charity’s mission. Carrie’s dedication and firsthand experience provide invaluable insights that drive the development of programmes that truly meet the needs of the youth.

Rev. Dean Aaron Roberts, CEO of The Parish Trust, expressed his enthusiasm:

“Carrie’s dedication and innovative approach have been instrumental in our success. Her ability to connect with young people and understand their unique needs has led to the creation of programmes that are both impactful and sustainable. While Carrie is a strategic thinker and a gifted administrator and planner, she is also someone who will get stuck in and work on the coal face, pioneering youth and children’s work on the front line. This is exactly what we were looking for, with very recent insight and ideas about the opportunities and struggles that young people face today. As Programme Manager, she will undoubtedly continue to drive our work forward, creating meaningful opportunities for children and youth. Her leadership will be essential as we embark on this new chapter of growth and development.”

Expanding Support for Children and Youth

The Parish Trust currently offers a variety of programmes aimed at supporting children and young people, including educational workshops, recreational activities, and family support services. These initiatives are designed to provide young people with the skills, confidence, and opportunities they need to thrive. With Carrie at the helm, the charity is looking to expand these services even further, ensuring that more children and families can benefit from the support provided.

Carrie shared her excitement:

“My appointment as Youth and Children’s Programme Manager for The Parish Trust is very exciting for me personally, and for the development of Youth and Children’s work in the local area. I am overjoyed to receive this promotion and to lead a dedicated team, and I am looking forward to the opportunities available to expand our provisions, and continue to provide positive and relational youth work that focuses on the ever changing needs of young people in our communities.”

Looking Ahead

The Parish Trust is committed to empowering young people and looks forward to the positive changes that this restructuring will bring. Under Carrie’s leadership, the charity will continue to develop innovative programs that address the unique needs and interests of children and youth. Carrie will take up her new role from July.

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Please note that in order to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and to enjoy the Easter Holidays, The Parish Trust will be closed from Thursday 28th March 2024 and will reopen on Monday 8th April 2024. We wish all our stakeholders and beneficiaries a Happy Easter.

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