Dr Sarah Alldred - International Programmes Manager

Sarah joined the College in 2012, after 4 years working at Co-ops UK, and over 10 years working in the peace movement, doing her PhD research on post conflict reconstruction. Sarah manages our growing project portfolio across the College, and out of work enjoys dance, books, friends and food.

Gemma Obeng - UK Programmes Manager

Gemma is responsible for managing our projects in the UK and joined the college in November 2018. She has huge experience of managing projects for young people and communities and is passionate about supporting positive change. Gemma loves to travel and enjoys music, cooking and art, as well as spending time with her family and friends.

Dr Amanda Benson - Projects and Research Officer

As Research and Projects Co-ordinator, Amanda is delighted to be able to unite her love of community development work, international co-operative development and research in one post that helps to promote sustainable and inclusive development both in the UK and worldwide. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys the theatre, live music, long walks and being outdoors.

Daniel Cox - Project Co-ordinator (Manchester)

As the Manchester project co-ordinator Daniel joined the college to deliver and develop existing projects and establish new initiatives in and around Manchester. Daniel comes from a background in mainstream education, alternative provisions and residential care and is passionate about helping to inspire, empower and uplift people in the community. Outside of work Daniel can be found in cinemas, restaurants, bookshops and, occasionally, in the gym. 

Lindsey Smith - Project Co-ordinator (Cannock)

As an experienced project manager with extensive experience of community development and education, Lindsey loves being able to combine her passion for empowering others with the challenges of setting up and establishing successful and impactive projects. Responsible for overseeing projects within Staffordshire Lindsey is also a qualified Peer Mentor, a Dementia Friend Champion and Mum of 2 who loves bubbles - mainly of the processco and hot tub varieties!