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The CYE Team


Our team is just that – a team. We share the same values and commitments, with our overall collective objective being to provide every guest with the best possible experience. The activity team hold all necessary qualifications with many possessing certificates well beyond those required. Crucially, all our staff are good communicators, fun-loving and professional – endeavouring at all times to live out our Christian values whilst simultaneously being sensitive to the array of beliefs held by our guests.


In addition to our full-time staff, we are fortunate in having an extensive Volunteers network. On Mondays, our team, fondly known as ‘The COGs’ (because they keep the place going) give invaluable time and expertise to the many maintenance tasks required on a site this size. We also have many hospitality volunteers who help keep us all sustained with tasty cake and home made meals.

We also have numerous experienced water-based instructors (many of whom have worked full-time at CYE) who return regularly to help with programmes. This means that our ‘staff to children’ ratios are unusually high, ensuring a safer, more caring and more fun-filled experience for our guests.

If you’d like to know more about volunteering (in a water, land, office, galley, finance, maintenance, speaker or other capability) please see our Vacancies page or email us on 

Mark Sheldrake, Centre Director

Management team:

Logistics Manager and Chief Instructor: Lou Callaghan
Finance Manager: Marion Mason
Admin and HR Manager: Debbie Uren
Hospitality Manager: Molly Lawrence
Development Director: Norman Doney
IT and Projects Manager: Kev Nash
Bosun and Premises Manager: Ed Johnson
Communications Manager: Rosie Davis (on maternity leave until early 2023)

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