Our people


ASSIST Sheffield is a charity with around 320 volunteers, some of whom are themselves asylum seekers. 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,  

Pat Midgley JP,

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

The Rt Revd Dr Pete Wilcox (Sheffield Diocese)

Trustees and paid workers

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


Living Wage Employer



I am actively involved in the team that deals with accounting, budgeting and reporting of financial data.


 I first got involved in ASSIST in 2012, in the role of trustee, as I was keen to learn more about charity governance.

 I joined the charity following my retirement from a career in the NHS where I worked in a management capacity.

I have volunteered for ASSIST in the accommodation section since 2015. I became a Trustee in July 2017.

I have been a Trustee for ASSIST since 2017 and am a member of the External Communications subcommittee...

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

I joined ASSIST in 2012 after I heard they were looking to recruit more trustees. I am now Joint Chair of Trustees.

Pia Kerridge

I have been a Trustee for ASSIST since 2014. My background before retiring and joining ASSIST was in Education.

I am currently Joint Chair and I was one of the founders of ASSIST in 2003. Before then I was involved in Conversation Club...

Leadership Team

Clive Last

I joined ASSIST in 2014. I volunteer for the Admin Team working mainly on Welfare Payments.

I am ASSIST's Client Support Manager. I have many years’ experience of working in the voluntary sector...

I manage our emergency accommodation and I am responsible for the night-shelter, hosting and housing teams.

Kevin Quinton

I am the Resource Manager.  Areas that fall under my remit include Finances, Events, Fundraising & Awareness...

I have been volunteering for ASSIST since 2008 and am currently a member of the Leadership Team.

Paid workers

I am the Volunteering Coordinator. My responsibilities include recruiting new volunteers...


I'm the Accommodation Coordinator, working mainly to support ASSIST's weekend and long-term hosts.

I am  Finance Officer, responsible for ensuring the smooth and accountable running of ASSIST’s financial functions.

I am the Community, Events and Grants Officer. I am responsible for supporting our volunteers to run our events...

I am Office Coordinator. I am responsible for our rooms in Victoria Hall and for ensuring our office base, systems...

Tom Hall

I am the Housing Maintenance Officer. My responsibilities include refurbishment works, coordinating volunteers...