Emma Benjamin

Hi, I’m Emma and I work as a Project Worker on The JOBS Project.

I am experienced in delivering Personal Development and Employability Programmes, and, working with partner organisations to maximise support and opportunities for participants.

I thoroughly enjoy encouraging and empowering people to help them overcome barriers to progression and achieve their goals.

Maisie Stuart

Cool Fact: Maisie loves playing Netball.

Maisie delivers Health & Social Care, EEP (Employability, Enrichment and Pastoral) group sessions and provides 1to1 support, pastoral care and careers information, advice and guidance for learners. She also provides reception/class cover and supports with learner recruitment through careers events, centre visits, interviews, and inductions.

Carol Deans

Carol is our Employer Liaison Officer covering Glasgow. It’s her role to form links between employers and the young people who use our service, this could be in the form of; employer talks and visits, work placements or work tasters.

Carol is a jack of all trades and can also be found helping deliver groups across the West of Scotland.

Carols fun facts: I love spiders and boats. I’m not particularly fond of parking tickets, which, I seem to get on a regular basis!


Lisa Groves

Hi There … Lisa here
Let me introduce myself … I am new to the Barnardo’s family, but I am not new to working with young people.
For the last 27 years I have worked in FE colleges, supporting young people with their chosen vocations & career choices
My role here at Barnardo’s on The JOBS Project is to ensure our young people are engaged, motivated & feel inspired throughout their journey to employment
My teaching experience has given me a wealth of knowledge of which I am passionate about sharing with young people starting out in their working life
I look forward to meeting you on ‘The JOBSs Project’

Andrew Hopkins

I am an employability and training professional with over 10 years’ experience in working with a range of un-employed and economically inactive young people to address barriers to employment and career progression by providing bespoke support, advice and guidance through a wide range of facilitative training, talent development and learning techniques pertaining to the focus on skill enhancement to meet the expectations of today’s workplace.

I have a passion for people development and helping individuals identify, aspire to, and take steps to fulfil their own unique potential beyond ‘work skills’ to sustainable employment.

I believe that a work life balance is important for everyone. Outside of work I am multi-disciplined Martial Artist and hold the rank of ‘Nidan’ and run a Martial Arts School. I have found that Martial Arts like many of my hobbies coordinates the mind and body to respond calmly to stress in everyday situations in healthy measured ways.

Lee Horner

Ex Child Protection Officer – throughout his career Lee has come across many people, from all walks of life. With his kind and friendly personality Lee is the type of person who is good at listening and helping people deal with any issues they may have. He is a very warm and approachable person who always has time for others.

Findlay Redpath

Findlay is a member of our project worker team and runs our Step 2 Work programme.  This lasts for 13 weeks and helps young people build up their confidence and skills for employment with work placements, volunteering days and employer talks.

Fin’s Fun Fact: “I lived in Spain for eight years where I taught English.”

Nicola Haynes

Nicola has a strong background with years of experience in support work. She is a very positive and bubbly person who is good at chatting to people and making them feel comfortable.