Mike Rooke (Our Chair) is no stranger to local community development projects, having previously been active as secretary of Greenfield & Grasscroft Residents’ Association for almost a decade. He formerly ran a busy and thriving Performing Arts and Media department at Tameside College and developed/co-wrote BTEC Performing Arts courses in the mid 80’s that are still being run successfully nationwide.
Jane Pickering (Our Treasurer) is a qualified accountant who has worked in the voluntary sector for the last 10 years supporting charities like SSYCA with their development needs and financial accounts and planning. Jane has seen first-hand how voluntary organisations can benefit community life and being involved with this project she now hopes to continue as a volunteer to work in the community she’s lived in for the last 25 years.
Marie Price has worked in Nutrition and Dietetics for 16 years in a hospital setting and in Public Health. She’s currently promoting Nutrition and Hydration in the over 65s and also teaches Nutrition courses for the Oldham Lifelong Learning Service. The skills Marie can bring to the group include presenting, training and incorporating public health knowledge to any health project.
Jacqui Greenfield has worked in a number of voluntary sector organisations locally and nationally, running projects and events and has a background in social care . Jacqui is keen to get involved in the Satellite Centre as a Trustee with the aim of keeping it as a community facility in such a fantastic setting and making links with other organisations and community based businesses in Saddleworth and the rest of the borough.
A former member of Royton Youth Centre, Graham Griffiths is a qualified youth and community worker who has been a face-to-face worker and manager in both voluntary and statutory sectors. He has also been a trainer and educator of full and part time workers in local authorities and to degree and postgraduate levels in higher education. He is a member of the Education and Training Standards Committee at the National Youth Agency and is involved with the In Defence of Youth Work Campaign. He is currently secretary of SSYCA.
Jamie has been involved in community activity for many years, lately as a Parish Councillor for Saddleworth and as Oldham Borough Councillor for Saddleworth South. As well as bringing a wealth of business skills from working for international technology companies, Jamie also has 10 years of experience in volunteer youth work in Greater Manchester, working with young people from ages 13-18. Jamie is keen to see SSYCA thrive and grow and be a true community enterprise run by the community for the community.