Our Staff

Jonathan Sutton
Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. During nearly 30 years in the British Army he worked for, or with, some extra-ordinary people.

In 2014 he led St Paul’s through a restructure following funding cuts of nearly 40% and remodelled the services based on Psychologically Informed Environments (PIE) and Trauma Informed Care (TIC).

He lives with his Danish wife, in a cottage outside Worcester. He supports Liverpool FC, is a hard-working (but very unskilled) gardener, and loves telemark skiing but dislikes celery.

He is a Chartered Manager, Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and the Institute of Leadership and Management. He is the lead Voluntary Services member of the County Health and Well Being Board, a co-opted Board member of Health Watch Worcestershire and Chair of Governors at The Forge Pupil Referral Unit in Redditch.

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Felicity James
Housing Manager

As Trauma Informed Practice Manager, my role is to ensure that we take a Trauma Informed Approach in everything that we do.

This includes being on hand to assist the Team when putting interventions in place with residents or resolving incidents. I provide support to our 46 residents and assist with making connections to external agencies. I am the Designated Safeguarding Officer for St Paul’s.

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Amanda McKinley
Facilities & Support Manager

I have worked at St Paul’s for 10 years.  My role as the Housing Services Manager means that am responsible for the Housing management of the building.

I also oversee the Project and Finance staff. My aim is to make sure the hostel is a psychology safe and a friendly environment. We consider ourselves a community and together staff and residents work together to make this the best place it can be to live in. and have worked at St Pauls for the past 10 years.

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Debbie Collins
Head of Finance

I am a qualified Accountant, having a background in manufacturing and service industries, both as an Accountant and as an Operational Auditor for a large Multi-National company.

I have a great personal interest in self-help and self-development and have also qualified as an NLP Coach, Hypnotherapist and earlier this year as a Mindfulness Teacher.  I have worked part-time at St Pauls as Finance Manager/Company Secretary for almost 5 years and during his time, have used my holistic skills to help staff and residents. I find Mindfulness is a great tool for helping people to find a place of calm in chaotic times and to challenge unhelpful beliefs that can prevent change.

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Ginette Sadler
Housing First

I joined the team at St Paul’s in 2010.  I have held a number of roles since that time, including Street Outreach, Worcestershire Homeless Intervention Team Manager, Quality Insurance Manager and Trauma Informed Practice Manager.

I have a Degree in Social Welfare and Diploma in Childhood Studies and have previously worked on the Youth Homeless/Care Leavers Project and Mental Health in the Community.  I am passionate about working with the homeless community and supporting them to rebuild their lives.

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Annamarie Balram
Fundraising Manager

I joined the team at St Paul’s in October 2019.  I have worked in the third sector for over 25 years across a number of areas, including Offender Management, Community Transport, Social Deprivation, Mental Health and disability.

My experience is developing new projects and initiatives and securing funding to support development and implementation. I am passionate about working in this sector and supporting the incredible work done.

My role at St Paul’s is to establish a Fundraising Strategy that sees the development of our income streams such as Grants & Trusts, Corporate support, events and Donor engagement.  I am delighted to be part of an amazing & dedicated team.

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Greg Dobson
Trauma Informed Head Chef & Catering Manager

I have worked for St Paul’s since 2016. I have been a chef for more than 20 years and have been fortunate enough to work in some great restaurants here in the UK and abroad.

In 2013 I felt the time was the right time to start putting something back in. My first role was at the YMCA based in Worcester working with young Adults. From there I moved to St Pauls and was given the opportunity to develop my skills working in the homeless sector. I now run a training programme with in the kitchen teaching our residents the skills they need to survive on their own and to gain employment when the time is right to for them to move on. I am also a very keen fisherman and often take residents from hostel out fishing helping them build valuable and stable relationships. I really enjoy working at St Pauls and hope to carry it on for many years to come.

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Shaun Adams
Counsellor

I have been a part of St Paul’s Hostel since 2010 and have had the privilege of meeting many homeless people in this time.

I have seen the hostel and its ethos change and evolve; gained knowledge and understanding and am particularly proud of us adopting a trauma informed approach.

Recognising that the guys who come to live at St Paul’s have often experienced multiple traumas in their lives, through no fault of their own, has opened new avenues for the residents to explore their past and build resilience.

The take up of residents accessing the service has increased dramatically over the years (from 2 hrs/week to virtually full-time) which in itself is evidence that change is a desire and the need for a therapeutic approach is paramount.

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