Meet Our Team

We have an experienced and passionate Core Team working in Edinburgh. Feel free to get in touch!

Ellie Hutchinson

Strategic Implementation Manager

I've been the manager here at CY since late 2017 and my job is to make sure everything runs smoothly, from getting money through the door, to organising training, to supporting staff, to thinking about where we want to go next.
My favourite thing about my job is how varied it is, getting to gatecrash the clubs and meet Santa, and seeing the dedication, care and commitment the team have towards the children and young people they work with. It's fantastic to be able to support that work, and see just how much children and young people flourish because of it.

Contact Ellie on ellie@canongateyouth.org.uk

Lizzie Farnham

Office Manager

We are looking forward to Lizzie joining the team in the next few weeks

Debbie Ure

Operations Manager

My role is to support the ETS team to be the best it can be and liaise with the funders/partners. I have worked at CY since January 2007 and the time has flown in. I am thrilled when I hear from previous trainees and find out how they are doing. My job involves a lot of paperwork and report writing so the best thing for me is when I am chatting and having a laugh with the fantastic young people we have here at CY.

Contact Debbie on debbie@canongateyouth.org.uk

Susie McIntyre

Youth Development Worker (Employability)

I work as part of the employability team. I provide employability support to young people aged 14-19 which includes running a weekly drop in at CY, one to one support in local schools and delivering training. I also work in the youth clubs. I enjoy being part of the team here at Canongate Youth and being able to support young people to realise their full potential. I like the variety the job brings!

Contact Susie on susie@canongateyouth.org.uk

Catherine McMillan

Employability & Training Support Worker

I have worked at Canongate Youth since May 2014. The best part of this job is seeing the change in young people from the start of the course to the end. I also have a great team that I work with and there is never a dull moment in the CY office!

Contact Catherine on catherine@canongateyouth.org.uk

Suzanne Quinan

Youth Development Worker (Early Intervention)

I have worked at Canongate for too many years to mention- let's just say I've been here the longest and I can't go onto the front street without meeting a stream of young people or family members past and present. Over the years my role has been that of a generic youth worker working both in our open community provision and providing services to local schools through group work and one to one support. Over the past year, my role has changed slightly to having more of a focus on the work that we do within schools whilst still maintaining some contact through our open provision. I love having the opportunity to work in such a positive way with young people and hope to continue to do so for many more years!

Contact Suzanne on suzanne@canongateyouth.org.uk

Clare Jameson

Youth Development Worker (Programme)

I have worked at CY since September 2007. My role involves coordinating and managing our programme of events/activities/clubs, managing sessional staff and looking after volunteers. My favourite thing about working at CY is that no day is the same and you never quite know what you will be involved with next.

Contact Clare on clare@canongateyouth.org.uk

Dan Styles

Old School Cafe Manager

I have been at CY for almost 2 years, I work in the Old School Cafe alongside young people and volunteers while providing them with support, guidance and average banter. Together we produce all the food for the Cafe and the young people ensure my job is always challenging, and fun.

Contact Dan on dan@canongateyouth.org.uk

Lewis Adams

Cafe Assistant

It’s been nearly 2 years since I started my Apprenticeship in the Old School Café and for the last year I have been kept on as a paid member of staff after completing my SVQ3 in Hospitality Leadership and Supervision. I work alongside Dan and Ryan helping young people get ready for work, supporting them as they gain skills. These can be just basic customer service, food prep, using the till and handling cash payments or even just to build the young person’s confidence.

Contact Lewis on lewis@canongateyouth.org.uk

Ryan Wilson

Cafe Apprentice

I started work at Canongate Youth in July 2017 as a volunteer in the cafe. A month later I started my apprenticeship where I am working towards an SVQ 3 in Hospitality Leadership & Supervision. I work alongside Dan & Lewis helping the young people make the food, training and supporting them. I really enjoy working in the Cafe and teaching young people new skills.

Contact Ryan on ryan@canongateyouth.org.uk

Sessional Team

Open All Hours Team
Laurene Edgar
Hayley McKenzie
Matthew Parsons
Ruby McKinnell
Music Cafe Team
Stevie Palmer
Emma Coleman
Conal McIntosh
Willie Fyfe
Siggy Watt
Mia Anderson
Kelsey Cairns
Ceylan Hay
Banana Club Team
Hannah Moore
Ruby McKinnell
Claire Graham
Space at 6 Team
Alexis Simpson
Hannah Moore
Madeline Kennedy
Senior Club Team
Matthew Parsons
Ruby McKinnell
Play Ranger Team
Hannah Moore
Ruby McKinnell
Louise Smith
Ruth Kinghorn