First Steps Women’s Centre

First Steps Women's Centre has 16 staff members made up as follows - The Chief Executive, Project Manager, Project Staff (3), Finance Officer, Monitoring Officer, Informations Officer, Benefit Advisor, Receptionist, Childcare Staff (5), Transport Co-ordinator and Housekeeper.

Michael2 Chief Executive
Michael McGoldrick

Yvonne2
Project Manager
Yvonne Corbett

Carmel2
Training & Education
Co-ordinator
Carmel Creaney

Amanda Boyd
Training & Education
Co-ordinator

Amanda Boyd

Michael joined the Team in 2007 having previously worked for the Prince's Trust.
Yvonne joined the team in 2008 and is responsible for the running of our new programme "Women Towards Education & Employment
Carmel joined the team in October 2016. She coordinates  the Life Skills courses.
Amanda promotes looking after your Mental Health & Well-being; sourcing, procuring and organising future programmes.
       

Bernie2 Recruitment Officer 
Bernie Mallon.


Monitoring Officer -
Joanne Orr

Marion
Progression Officer
Marion Murphy


Life Skills Coordinator
Gillian Steenson

Bernie joined the team in September 2009. She is responsible for the Website and Facebook page as well as  promoting the Centre
Joanne is responsible for all Monitoring forms/reports and assists the Project Manager.
Marion balances all the funding projects from DFC, DFE, ESF, NRA, Awards for all, Big Lottery & Comic Relief
Gillian joined the team in July 2011. She assists Marion and also provides Benefit Check information.
       
Transport Co-ordinator
Franco Donnelly
IngridParticipant Liaison Officer 
Ingrid Bell

Childcare Leader
Helena Elmoustaghit

Childcare Assistant Leader
Jacqueline Donnelly
Franco joined the team in October 2012 as a Volunteer.  He became a Staff member in May 2013.
After volunteering for 2 years, Ingrid joined the team in November 2017.  As well as "holding the fort" Ingrid  provides invaluable admin support. Helena joined the team in 2007.  She was appointed Childcare Leader in September 2012. Jacqui hails from Leitrim and joined the team in September 2012.
       
 
Childcare Assistant
Carla Dias

Childcare Assistant
Dominika Dykiert

Childcare Assistant
Giedre Blair

Housekeeper
Sonata Slajiene
Carla hails from Portugal and joined the team in September 2012. Dominika hails from Poland and joined the team in August 2015.  Giedre hails from Lithuania and joined the team in August 2015.
Sonata also hails from Lithuania.  She joined the team in March 2007 and keeps the premises spotlessly clean! 
       
   

 

 
       

 

Successful Benefits Checker claims
Since September 2012 £331,745.16

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This Project is part-funded by the European Union and the Department of Employment and Learning