Advocacy Centre North is part of Newcastle Council For Voluntary Service

Our team

Our staff team

This website is no longer in use. Advocacy Centre North is now called Connected Voice Advocacy (part of the Connected Voice group). Please click here to go to the Advocacy section on our new website.

Meet the team

We are proud to introduce our dedicated staff team of Advocates and office support workers, each of whom bring their own brand of expertise and individuality, creating the diverse and multicultural team that we are. 

Director: Jacqui Jobson

Senior Advocates:

Jane Kingston 

Paul Whitlock


Karen Morley (Senior)

Jamie Young (Apprentice)

Information & Communication: Melissa Girling

Community Advocacy Services Team (including our Community, Hate Crime, Mental Health and Welfare Advocacy services):

Clare Bethell

Heather Goodhand

Shervin Khademi Nouri

Stephen Wingate

Families Through Crisis:

Claire Crawford

Statutory Advocacy Team:

Helen Chandler

Manos Gratsias

Angus Ironside

Katrina Ranaghan

Claire Rowntree

Sessional Advocates:

Leila Radmard

Elton So

Marc Wilson

Samina Zia