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,  

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 am Internal Chair of ASSIST. I have volunteered for ASSIST in the accommodation section since 2015. 

Juliann Hall

I became a trustee with ASSIST through my work with the organisation as a volunteer at Night Shelter....

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

My professional background is in educational and health research. I have volunteered for ASSIST since 2008...

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

Peter Wood

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

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

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Sheffield...

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...

Maggie Parr

I have volunteered with ASSIST in several teams, starting with the Night Shelter in 2012 and currently with Help Desk.

Paid workers

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

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 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...