Hello. Below are the current staff of CCYCP!

CCYCP Staff Member, Bud Harper

Centre Manager
Bud Harper

With an impressive, extensive background in youth work, former Howardian Youth Centre staff member Bernard ‘Bud’ Harper is responsible for supporting and extending the youth music activities as well as overall management of the centre.


Date Joined: July 2015

CCYCP Staff Member, Jonathan O'Shea

IT Manager (Duty Manager)
Jonathan O'Shea

The greatest IT guy in the world ever, Jon’s in charge of managing the IT system for the whole centre and the technical side of the CCYCP websites. He’s an expert at turning things off and on again.


Date Joined: June 2009

CCYCP Staff Member, Debbie Davies

Youth Provision Manager
Debbie Davies

Hello, my name is Debbie Davies, I have worked in the youth provision at CCYCP since 1999.

Initially I started as a volunteer, however I enjoyed youth work so much I decided to qualify and completed a degree in Community Education, followed by an MSc in Interprofessional Studies.

I now manage the Inclusive Youth Provision run from Cathays Community Centre and Trelai Youth Centre (Ely),and work for Student Services at Cardiff Metropolitan University. On a personal level I like to spend time and go on outings with my family, which includes 9 grandchildren, therefore I don’t have a lot of time for hobbies and personal  interests.

I love working at CCYCP. it is a great place to be creative and put ideas into action. We are a small, but close knit and friendly staff team, with the shared aim of doing the best for centre users and members of the community.


Date Joined: March 1999

CCYCP Staff Member, Amelia Thomas

Development Officer (Duty Manager)
Amelia Thomas

Break dancing genius Amelia is in charge of planning and fundraising the development of the community centre and the organisation. For details, see the Development page.


Date Joined: January 2001

CCYCP Staff Member, Joel Beswick

Music Co-ordinator (Duty Manager)
Joel Beswick

Master musician, Joel’s in charge of supporting and co-ordinating the music events and projects that go on at the centre, including music tech for the practice rooms, gigs, music youth clubs, and Studio 2.


Date Joined: July 2002

CCYCP Staff Member, Tom Watkins

Admin Assistant (Duty Manager)
Tom Watkins

Tom needs no introduction.


Date Joined: December 2015

CCYCP Staff Member, Rafael Gomes

Admin Assistant (Duty Manager)
Rafael Gomes

Rafael also needs no introduction


Date Joined: May 2016