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Our Team


Stockdales employs over 100 people who work around the clock to make that very special difference to the lives of everyone we support. Our staff are highly trained and have a wide range of skills and experience. This means they give an outstanding level service to children, young people and adults with a wide range of abilities and needs.

We employ a variety of people which include support workers and people from nursing, social care and teaching backgrounds. Some of our team work behind the scenes are responsible for fundraising, volunteers, administration, finance and more. Together, they make sure Stockdales is the very best charity it can be.
If you’d like to join our amazing team, take a look at our vacancies.

Meet the Team

Senior Managers

Emma got involved with learning disability when she was just 16, volunteering at Brentwood Special School in Timperley. The pleasure she got from working with the children was a lasting one When she joined Stockdales years later, she was delighted to meet again some of the very same people!

Emma trained as a nurse at Manchester Royal Infirmary, and worked on a busy surgical ward. Even though she enjoyed the clinical setting, her heart lay with learning disability. Emma didn’t hesitate when the chance came to work at Stockdales as a senior nurse. Since then she’s been committed to making a real difference as part of an inspiring and dedicated organisation.

She became CEO in 2002 and proudly continues to lead Stockdales through the ever-changing landscape of social care. In her spare time, Emma is a keen horse rider.

“I can honestly say there’s never been a dull moment at Stockdales. My work is challenging, rewarding and humbling – it’s a real privilege to be part of such a dedicated and exceptional team.”

Emma Morris CEO

Lesley’s spent most of her career working for local authorities, and has gained vast experience of managing support services. She is an experienced Social Care Senior Manager who brought her excellent standards of care to Stockdales in 2011.

Lesley’s driven by a desire to promote equality, empowerment and an enhanced quality of life for the vulnerable people she works with.

In her spare time Lesley enjoys a good social life and likes spending time with family and friends.

Lesley Grant Assistant CEO

With over 20 years of experience and a QCF level 5 in Management & Leadership in Health & Social Care, Sandie is well qualified to work with people with learning disabilities.

In 2016 she took a break from Stockdales to work with the elderly, but soon realised that learning disability was where she wanted to use her skills and returned early in 2017. “I missed the people we support so much, it’s like coming home.”

Sandie is passionate about Dignity in Care and how this is reflected in our practise; she is looking forward to using this enthusiasm in her new role.

In her spare time Sandie’s favourite pastimes are spending time with her grandchildren, reading and clay pigeon shooting.

Sandie Champs Head of Community Services

Service Managers

Albin has worked at Stockdales since and has thoroughly enjoyed his time here so far. He started as a Senior Support Worker and was promoted to Assistant Manager a year later. Albin has been the Service Manager at Harboro since late 2019 and is working towards completing the QCF Level 5 in Leadership and Management. He loves being “hands on” and delivering person-centred care to the residents he works with. In his spare time Albin enjoys hiking, keeping active and travelling.

Albin Alexander

Kelvin says one of the best decisions he has made was to join Stockdales in 2015. He has a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care and also a Level 5 in Leadership and Management. An experienced service manager, Kelvin’s heart lies with supporting people to live their lives to the full.

Kelvin Mazambani

Jenny has a passion for working with people. During her time at Stockdales, amongst other things, she has achieved her level 4 in Leadership and Management. Jenny loves seeing the positive changes you can make to people’s lives with the right team and support in place.

She loves good food, going to the gym, sloths and admits to being a bit clumsy at times. But Jenny is most proud of the fact that she is known for being someone who always puts the residents first.

Jenny Murney

Operational Managers

Sarah joined Stockdales as the Fundraising Officer in 2020, just before the pandemic hit. She was promoted to Fundraising Manager 2 years later. She enjoys the varied and challenging world of fundraising and has a keen eye for detail in managing events. Sarah really loves working for a charity and the job satisfaction this brings. Seeing the people we support and meeting their families, makes her job so worthwhile and she strives to raise as much money as possible to benefit them. Sarah has 2 children and in her spare time, apart from being a taxi service to them, she enjoys walking, going to the gym and horse riding when she can.

Sarah Maunder Fundraising Manager

Alex came to Stockdales in 2017 as an admin assistant for Community Services. Since then she has worked her way from Operations Manager for Community Services to Recruitment & Operations Manager for the whole of Stockdales. It is a wonderfully varied job in which Alex’s experience in many different industries including healthcare, retail and marketing which gives her an excellent grounding for the complex nature of this job. Having an honours degree in Retail Marketing has proven useful with many aspects of the role, especially managing projects. And her obsession with being organised is essential!

Alex Daly Recruitment and Operations Manager

Michelle joined Stockdales in June 2020. She wanted a new challenge and the opportunity to work with and learn more about adults and children with Learning disabilities.

Michelle has over 30 years’ experience working in a variety of Health and Social Care settings and has gained a wealth of knowledge and skills during that time.

Training, learning and development seemed a logical career path for Michelle. She always been passionate about developing people and supporting them to find opportunities to progress in our industry and beyond. And she loves an audience!

Michelle is a massive Rugby League fan supporting Leeds Rhinos and has also been a Belle Vue Aces speedway fan since she was a little girl.

Michelle Jones Training Manager

Justine is the Office Manager at Stockdales. She was in her previous role for 26 years and was ready for a change. When Justine heard Stockdales was looking for an Office Manager, she applied immediately and was successful. Justine said, “It’s been the best decision. I love my job and it’s so rewarding. Seeing how amazing our staff are with our residents and service users makes me smile every day”

Justine has known of Stockdales since she was a little girl. Her mum used to come to “Keep Fit” at what was Pictor House. She is also Brown Owl at a local Brownie group. And when Justine was a Brownie, she used to raise funds for us.

Justine also arranges games of Bingo for the local seniors at their social club every week. She makes sure everyone has a good time because, for some, it’s their only outing.

She likes to visit new places as often as she can and is always up for ticking things off her bucket list. So far this has included paragliding off the side of a mountain in Turkey, a helicopter flight (with no doors) over New York, zip wiring on the fastest zip wire in Europe, indoor skydiving, swimming with baby sharks. And in 2022, Justine is doing a Skydive from a plane to raise funds for Stockdales.

Justine Maxted Office Manager

Cheetham Jackson support Stockdales

12th June 2024

Adrian, Rachel and John from Cheetham Jackson are running the Manchester Half Marathon in aid of Stockdales. 

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Pat Jordan does it again!

5th June 2024

Thank you so much to Pat Jordan & Finian’s Rainbow for the wonderful night of Irish Country Music at St Ann’s Club, Stretford, last week.

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