Fiona Fergus

Fiona Fergus

Business Support & Operations Manager
fiona.fergus@carlisleyouthzone.org

Hi, I’m Fiona and I’m the Business Support Manager here at Carlisle Youth Zone.

Within my role I look after anything which doesn’t fall under Youth Work or Fundraising, so within my remit is Health & Safety, Finance, HR/ Personnel, Catering, Building and facilities, all Administration/ Reception & customer service, Team development, room hires/ lease and lots more. It’s a very varied role, no two days are never the same and I never quite know what I’m walking into each morning… but that is exactly why I love my job!

I’ve worked in Carlisle Youth Zone for 11 years now – on my first day of employment back in January 2011 I go to have a look around the building site (as we were still being built then!) in my hard hat which is where I first saw the scale of the Youth Zone and saw the potential of what we could achieve for the young people of Carlisle.

I truly love my job as I work with an absolutely AMAZING team of staff and volunteers. But the best part is meeting the young people who walk through our doors – I love seeing just how fantastic and full of energy they are, but also listening to their views, ideas and stories which just blows me away every day. A saying I think about often is ‘Talent is evenly distributed but opportunity is not’ and I truly believe all young people deserve their opportunity to shine and fulfil their potential. Young people are just amazing, every single one of them.

In my personal life, I have two young children and between playing Mums Taxi to various activities, parties etc, I love nothing more than curling up in my garden with a good book or watching something on netflix

You can get in touch with me at fiona.fergus@carlisleyouthzone.org


Carlisle Youth Zone CYZ is registered with the Fundraising Regulator

About Carlisle Youth zone

Carlisle Youth Zone is a safe and fun environment where the potential of young people is developed and fulfilled. We are open 6 night a week and during school holidays we run our successful Holiday Club.

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