MA (Oxon); MSc; DIC; DMS; CEng; MICE
Having worked in the private and public sectors as a qualified Civil Engineer and after eleven years as a father-at-home, Mick has spent the past 17 years in not-for-profit organisations in London working with homelessness, community centre management and refugees and asylum seekers, including overseeing a Home Office gold star exemplar mentoring project, culminating with five years as CEO of Stepping Stones Trust, working to promote the rehabilitation of ex-offenders through supported accommodation.
Coordinator / Trustee
BA Hons Engineering; MSc Development Studies
Robin has set up and run development projects in Africa. Returning to England, he managed services for people with drink problems and worked on national drug and alcohol policy. He worked as Drug and Alcohol Development manager with London Probation for 10 years establishing new drug treatment programmes until he took voluntary redundancy in 2011.
Greg is a freelance criminal defence lawyer and Crown Court Advocate. He specialises in civil liberties and protest cases. He was an Islington Councillor from 2006 until May 2014. He has been mentoring ex-offenders for fifteen years. One of his mentoring projects was the subject of an acclaimed BBC2 fly-on-the-wall documentary called “Make me honest”.
BA Social Sciences; CQSW Dip Social Work; Post Grad Diploma in Change Management
Jonathan has been employed in Probation in London since 1983, and has worked in a variety of setting across Approved Hostels ; Community Payback, Programmes and Field Teams. For the past 16 years he has worked as a Senior Probation Officer, with experience of establishing substance misuse and prolific priority offenders teams as well as managing field teams across various offices in North London.
BA French and Latin; MA Business Translation and Interpreting
Maddy works as Student Network Coordinator for Student Action for Refugees (STAR) having recently completed her Master’s. She has volunteered with various homelessness organisations, and has also helped run various volunteering programmes for refugees. Along with being a trustee for Bridging the Gap, she has been trained as a mentor, and has taken part in one mentoring partnership.
Bsc Psychology and Management Studies
Josie Osei is a part time administrator at Bridging the Gap Islington. She joined the team in August 2016. Prior to this Josie was a rehabilitation advisor.