Executive Lead- 

Claire Staddon has over 15 years of experience in service delivery within the voluntary sector, together with business experience in the private sector. An entrepreneur, specialising in start-ups, social enterprise and the third sector, Claire is also a trained coach and facilitator and has used Neuro-linguistic programming techniques alongside her business and project delivery experience to drive success.

Area Retail Manager –

Gill Dibben – Prior to joining Emmaus, Gill worked for Mind, the leading Mental health charity for England and Wales for fourteen years.  She was branch manager at the Ipswich shop for ten years and from 2011, she was the flagship store manager in Stoke Newington, north London, making it the most profitable and highest turnover shop out of over 150 branches in the country, breaking records for highest trading week and highest trading day ever, a record still held today.

Community Leader- 

Emma Francis – Has worked in the supported housing sector for over ten years, providing support to vulnerable young people in areas such as housing, benefits/money matters, physical and mental health, training/ education and community work. Emma has also worked for the Ipswich Housing Action Group, as an adviser in their community resource centre for vulnerable marginalised adults. Both of these roles has involved partnership working, advocacy, signposting and helping individuals build their self esteem and empower themselves to move forward with confidence and life skills.  Emma continues to also work for Terrence Higgins Trust as sessional worker, promoting sexual health awareness in the community of Ipswich and surrounding areas.

Administrator – 

Mandy Muhs first volunteered with us before becoming a staff member in May 2016.  For many years Mandy worked at Ipswich County Court as an Administrative Officer during which time she was responsible for many duties including customer service and court clerking. She left the court service to return to full time education at University of Suffolk and graduated in 2016 with a first class honours degree in English.

Logistics Co-ordinator –

Paul Scales is our newest team member and brings with him a wealth of experience from working at the Royal Mail for over 20 years. Then honing his logistics skills with a furniture project based in Framlingham and most recently with Age UK Suffolk’s first charity furniture shop.  Paul is helping us deliver our newest social enterprise – our House Clearance Business.  Call us  01473 225627 to find out more.