Tim joined the Archer Project in 2005. As Chief Executive, his job is very varied and includes developing new services, overseeing the financial health of the charity and keeping his hand in on frontline work. He is especially interested in the pathway of opportunities needed to help someone move from street homelessness to a settled life that is enjoyable and rewarding. He admits to being a bit of a nerd about trauma and believes we should be doing more as a nation to identify trauma in early life. He is a lifelong Forest supporter, and remembers the glory years. He loves his garden as a place to mull over all sorts of things and to relax.
Jo joined the project as a volunteer in 2016 following redundancy. 5 years later she’s still here but as our deputy CEO. Her main objective is to develop services which meet the needs of, and develop opportunities for project users at every stage in their journey during and transitioning from homelessness. In her spare time Jo can be found walking her two beautiful Labradors and as a result of the recent restrictions she’s become addicted to box Sets, classic films and knitting.
After a brief stint volunteering, Andy joined the paid ranks at the Archer Project in October 1998. Throughout the years he has been a project worker, activity coordinator and volunteer coordinator. In his current role, managing the engagement team, he oversees the daily running of the project and helps support people on the first steps of their journey into independent living. When not working Andy enjoys spending time with family, cycling, golf and following the local football teams, albeit in an ‘armchair fan’ capacity.
Terry leads all things social enterprise at the project. He joined the team 7 years ago, initially as a volunteer for a year, then coordinating the project's activity programme for another year before leading the development of our fulfillment programme. He also developed our Printed By us and Just Clean social enterprises, through which we employ vulnerable adults as part of their journey to more fulfilling lives. His role now exclusively focuses of developing these enterprises.
Lynne started working at The Archer Project in 2017 as a Corporate Fundraising Officer following a career in Law. She now manages the fundraising team. Day to day she spends her time building relationships with businesses of all sizes, in and around Sheffield and beyond. She also plans our fundraising activities. Out of work Lynne can be found spending quality time with her family, baking or creating something new in her home.
Anne joined The Archer Project back in 2003 as the Officer Manager. She is responsible for managing day to day finance, as well as taking queries and other general administrative duties. When Anne isn’t working she spends time with her growing family and plays the euphonium in a local brass band.
With 8 years of Branding and PR experience, 6 years of Business Administration and CRM experience, respectively 4 years of Finance and Accounts experience, Diana joined The Archer Project in September 2021. As Administration Manager, her role will revolve around developing and streamlining the Project’s governance, HR, admin and finance processes, with a long-term focus on research and development. In her free time, Diana loves hiking through local woodland.
Alicia joined The Archer Project in May 2023 as the Team Leader for the Stability Team, and she has since taken on the leadership of the Partner Volunteer Program, Progression Support, and Peer Mentoring Program. Her multifaceted role involves providing vital support to team members and clients alike.
Alicia has 7 years of experience working in the third sector for a variety of different causes including mental health, housing association, anti-trafficking, and family support work.
Outside of her professional life, Alicia enjoys replicating Picasso's artwork, curling up with a good book, pampering at a spa day and indulging in the joy of binge-watching Netflix.
Lucy joined the Archer Project as a volunteer in November 2019 and now works part-time as a Progression Support Worker. Lucy helps people make positive changes to their lifestyle through volunteering and taking part in activities relating to their interests, with the aim to build positive relationships and improve wellbeing. Lucy loves her new role and in her spare time she can be found hanging out with her family and friends or donning a wetsuit and wild swimming.
Suzanne started volunteering at the Archer Project around ten years ago and became an employed member of staff in 2017. She was the kitchen manager until a recent illness which has required her to undertake an office based job. Suzanne is now a Progression Support Worker, supporting people through the partner volunteering programme. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her grandchild and going to the cinema.
James started coming to The Archer Project back in 2017 and after some years, went on to become the operations manager at our Social Enterprise, Printed By Us which he still currently does one day per week. He recently took the role of Peer Mentor Coordinator because he wants to use his experience to help people. In his spare time, James likes running, watching a good box set, and spending time with his family.
Tracy has spent the last ten years working with 16- to 18-year-old care leavers and looked after children with varying needs and challenging behaviours. She recently joined our team as an Enagagement Support Worker. When not working, she can usually be found sat outside in the garden reading a book or playing fetch with her dog Harvey.
Before joining the team, Phoebe spent several years working in the hospitality sector. However, she always loved volunteering, particularly as a project leader for the charity ‘Food Cycle’, which uses supermarket surplus to create meals for vulnerable members of the community. Phoebe is currently undertaking a master’s in human rights, which takes up most of her spare time, but when she's not studying, she loves climbing in the Peak District with her friends and husband.
Lucy joined The Archer Project Fundraising team in May 2023 as Events and Corporate Partnerships Officer. Her role is to plan our fundraising events and build vital relationships with businesses across Sheffield and beyond! She enjoys being able to spread the word about the amazing work of staff and volunteers at the Project! Previously, Lucy worked for 10 years in an advice and information service for families of children with additional needs and disabilities.
In her spare time she is a long suffering Sheffield Wednesday fan, enjoys trips to the theatre and binging a good podcast or boxset!
Joe joined The Archer Project in April 2022 as our new Fundraising Officer. His role involves applying for bids and grants in order to gain funds for the charity. Joe is an avid Sheffield United fan so likes to spend his time supporting them at games. He also likes to cycle and visit the pub with friends.
Surriya has been a Trustee of The Archer Project since December 2018 and says: “The people that the Archer Project helps are often those who society would rather ignore or forget but we are really all alike and we need to remember we are but a few steps away from being in that place."
Surriya’s day job is running Falconer Associates - a Sheffield-based PR & Communications company. She has worked in London and Sheffield for and running various PR agencies and has been proud to be involved in some of the city’s major projects over the last 20+ years.
Stephen joined The Archer Project as a trustee in September 2015 and chairs the Finance Committee. He is a retired Chartered Accountant who qualified in the City of London. He served as Finance Director for 30 years in a variety of companies. Most of his career was spent in manufacturing industry and a large part of this was in South Yorkshire. In the last 10 years before his retirement, he worked in the pensions sector in London and was a weekly commuter from Sheffield. He is now involved in voluntary work in Sheffield, where he has lived since 1990.
Neil spent over 35 years in NHS management concluding his career with 14 years as Assistant Chief Executive at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. He retired in 2016 but continues to work with Foundation Trust hospitals advising them on governance issues. He has a passion for social justice ,as a core part of his Christian faith ,and became a Trustee in 2017 and Chair from 2019.
Dan joined the Archer Project in early 2022. He has owned and operated businesses for the last 30 years and has been the CEO of Airship Services since 2018. In his spare time, Dan mentors start-up businesses for a local foundation and for Plan B, and previously for Sheffield City Council and Hallam University. He’s an avid reader, and also spends much of his time wandering around the Peak District with his family
Kevin joined the Archer Project in early 2022. He moved to Sheffield 20 years ago as a student and has lived here ever since. He has been the Head of Social Value with Novus Property Solutions since 2011. Kevin has volunteered in charity projects in South Africa, India and Brazil in the past, was also a School Governor for three years, and now coaches an Under 10 Girls Football team. His main hobby is football; he also likes to enter events such as 10k’s or half marathons, and enjoys hiking and cycling.