Our people


ASSIST Sheffield is a charity with around 140 volunteers, some of whom are themselves people seeking sanctuary. The work we do is totally dependant on their efforts and dedication. We value them all.

We are always on the lookout for more volunteers. If you’d like to get involved, please contact us.


Paul Blomfield MP,

Sheila Cassidy (prisoner of conscience Chile 1975),

The Right Rev. Bishop Ralph Heskett (Hallam Diocese),

Imam Sheikh Mohammad Ismail,  

Rev. Gill Newton (Chair of Sheffield Methodist District),

The Rt Revd Dr Pete Wilcox (Sheffield Diocese)

Magid Magid

Cllr. Shaffaq Mohammed

Trustees and paid workers

We have an experienced Board of Trustees and a small number of paid workers.


Living Wage Employer



Anokhee became a trustee with ASSIST in 2023.

Clive became a trustee with ASSIST in January 2024.

Godfrey joined the Trustee board in July 2022.

Joy became a Trustee with ASSIST in July 2022.

Kevin joined the Trustee board in September 2021. He had previously worked at ASSIST as Resource Manager for three and a half years.

May became a trustee with ASSIST in 2023.

I started my career at a housing association supporting asylum seekers under the NASS contract.

I have experience in business management and project development for a range of organisations...

Pious became a trustee with ASSIST in 2023.

Wendy joined the ASSIST board in July 2022.

Leadership Team


Accommodation Manager

Operations Manager

Paid workers

Office Administrator

Finance Officer

Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator

Client Support Worker

Casework Coordinator

Accommodation Maintenance Officer

Accommodation Coordinator

Communications, Events and Fundraising Coordinator