Our staff

We operate a small staff team at Emmaus North Staffs, several of whom have been with Furniture Mine for several years before Emmaus North Staffs acquired the enterprise.

  • John Webbe, Executive Lead
  • Alan Cox, Warehouse Manager
  • Paul Moffat, Shop Supervisor
  • Carmen Sandin, Volunteer Development Coordinator (funded by The National Lottery)
  • Carl Evans, Driver
  • Paul Frost, Driver
  • Rob Branson, Driver
  • Jacob Natty, Van Assistant (Kickstart)
  • Mathew Pass, Van Assistant (Kickstart)
  • Guy Watson, eBay Sales Coordinator (funded by Emmaus UK)

Our volunteers

We have numerous roles for volunteers and it is not an exaggeration to say we cannot function without our amazing volunteers. Through our National Lottery funded role, we have a Volunteer Development Coordinator in post who leads on the promotion of volunteer opportunities, the recruitment, supervision & management of our volunteers, and establishing personal development plans for those volunteers who want the support.

Want to find out more about our volunteer opportunities? Contact us

Our trustees

Original trustees: when we established the charity in early 2017, we had a local chair (John Webbe) and 4 trustees from Emmaus Bolton. However, when John stepped down to become the charity’s manager, a replacement was found from Emmaus Bolton. Emmaus trustees across the country (as there are 34 Emmaus charities in the UK) need to have a thorough understanding of what Emmaus is all about and visit other Emmaus communities before they become a local trustee.

Our current trustees are:

  • Claire Hookey, chair, medical doctor at Royal Stoke University Hospital / lecturer Keele University Medical School
    Roger Speare, retired, formerly our chair & formerly chair of Emmaus Bolton and Emmaus South Manchester
    John Farrar, treasurer, Finance Director of North Staffs YMCA
    Tony Stephenson, Executive Lead at Emmaus Bolton
    George Almond DL, trustee of Emmaus Bolton
    Charles Harris, private consultant with NHS England
    Paul McShane, Managing Director, Pipeline Induction Heat Ltd
    Adam Gilbertson, Logistics Manager, B&M Retail

Join us

We are always looking to develop our team of volunteers and introduce new trustees so contact us to find out more. We need a constant team of volunteers to help us run the shop, run the warehouse, to sort the incoming donations, to help in the office, and to keep our fleet of vans on the road delivering and collecting from across North Staffordshire.