Say Hello To The Team
An introduction to the Men and Women behind the Carpenters Arms Charity.
Join date: August 2008
Bryan and Judith Spence founded the charity with years of experience working with those in addiction. This combined with years in ministry and charity work establishing training programmes and projects in a range of countries. Bryan and Judith give input across all three Phases as well to the staff.
Bryan is a volunteer with Blood Bikes and loves helping facilitate this service. His hobbies include Motorcycling and Scuba Diving.
Judith maintains her interest in other charities and enjoys Horse-riding once a week
Richard Spence, Director
Join date: August 2008
Richard has worked in all departments through his time at the charity and now manages the Head Office team which coordinates charity policy, HR, accounts, health and safety and projects. Richard is usually between his office or a project site, most recently the work undertaken at Six Hills. Richards main role is the continued development of the charity, through policy or projects.
Richard’s life outside of work is every busy with a growing family and football team to keep him occupied.
Scott Hooper, Phase 3 Manager
Join date: January 2017
Scott has completed the programme as a resident and uses his vast knowledge of addiction to help encourage and support residents on Phase 3. He has a passion and drive to see residents move forward and rebuild their lives.
In his spare time he enjoys mountain biking and spending time with his family.
Elliot Mancini, Phase 1 Manager
Join date: July 2015
Elliot has worked in all three Phases. This enables him to help new residents start the programme properly. He also oversees all the referrals and has an Assistant Manager in each of the Phase 1 centres.
George Lovie, Phase 2 Manager
Join date: February 2016
George has worked in all three Phases of the programme and now oversees the Phase 2 staff running the bustling 29 bed centre at Six Hills. He has two Assistant Managers who supervise the day-to-day work of the Pastoral and Support workers.
Susan McStay, Womens Centre Manager
Join date: January 2019
Susan McStay has worked for, trained with and helped develop the charity from January 2019 for the exclusive purpose of womens rehabilitation.
Susan has developed relationships with other womens centres and new donors to aid in establishing this fine addition to the charities vision. Prior to working for The Carpenters Arms Susan worked as a nurse in a variety of roles over the past 25 years.
Most recently she managed a Care Home in the private sector. She is a wife and mother, and grandmother. Susan has been a Christian since her mid-twenties and is passionate about seeing God restore lives.
Why choose the Carpenter's Arms?
Our staff team are completely committed to our programme participants
Find out how joining the Carpenters Arms programme has had a massive effect on the lives of those who have joined in and their friends and family too.
We are honoured to have received some awards for our work.
How to Apply
If you are interested in applying to become a resident at the Carpenter’s Arms, or know someone who is please read our how to apply page for more information.
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