Our People

Senior Staff

Mark Weights

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mark began working in Liverpool’s first specialist hostel for young homeless people, Stopover House, in 1977.

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Board of Trustees

SHAP’s Trustees exercise independent control over, and have legal responsibility for, the management and administration of the organisation. They ensure that we carry out the purposes for which the organisation was set up, and that we act responsibly, reasonably and honestly.

Our Trustees set the tone and character of SHAP and help safeguard the wellbeing of our staff, service users and clients.

The current members of our Board of Trustees are:

  • Peter Barron
  • Siobhan Cotter-Burgess
  • Mary Milton

Peter Barron

SHAP for Peter is a way to both correct some of those injustices and argue for a fairer way forward at a policy level.

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Mary Milton

Mary started her career as a social worker in Liverpool and was also a member of Rape Crisis

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Siobhan Cotter-Burgess

Siobhan’s background includes studies that focussed on Politics and Dance (an unusual combination, she admits).

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We are looking for Trustee Board Members – individuals who have skills, knowledge and experience in:

  • Finance
  • Social Care
  • Governance

Time commitment:

  • The Board meet every other month at 5pm.
  • We have infrequent planning / strategy meetings with senior staff

This is a voluntary unpaid role.

If you would like to know more, please contact: marymilton@shap.org.uk

Central Services Staff

Pat Reid

Executive Assistant

Pat is the CEO’s Executive Assistant and the backbone of Shap.

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Joanne Burke

Operations Manager, Places

As Operations Manager, Places. Joanne she shares responsibility for all of our accommodation based services.

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Andy Lee-McGurk

Operations Manager, Places

Andy began his career working with vulnerable people in 1982 teaching outdoor pursuits in Birkenhead.

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Janine Iyanda

Operations Manager, Communities

Janine began her career in Health & Social Care in 1995, starting as a Support Worker in Liverpool.

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Michelle Burke

Services Manager

Having worked at Shap for 32 years, we can say that Michelle’s commitment to the organisation is simply brilliant.

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Jeff Jones

Management Accountant

Jeff has worked within the charitable sector for the majority of his working career.

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Shelly Cayton

Education Coordinator

Shelly manages Shap’s Social Work Student Placements (she’s our Practice Educator) and volunteers.

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Key Roles & Points of Contact

Andy Lee-McGurk

Health & Safety Lead Responsibility

Andy is in charge of Health and Safety at SHAP

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Janine Iyanda

Safeguarding Lead Responsibility (Children & Adults) and Interim Data Protection Officer

Janine is our lead safeguarding officer here at SHAP

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Who We Work With

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