Belfast Activity Centre
Registered charity XN82053
BAC is run by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers. The Board of Directors/Trustees and staff organisational charts can be viewed by clicking on the appropriate link below:
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As CEO Stephen's leadership is underpinned by a range of outdoor pursuit qualifications including International Mountain Leader, British Canoe Union (BCU) Level 3 Coach and RYA Power Boat Instructor Award. Stephen was one of the first Accredited Practitioners of the Institute of Outdoor Learning in Ireland and has completed an MA in Professional Development.
Trevor provides over thirty years experience gained within the voluntary sector across a range of disciplines including strategic planning, brand development, project planning and management, marketing and communications, fundraising, event management, volunteer support and development. Through the partnership agreement with Ardaluin Regeneration Trust, Trevor also provides Centre management direction and support for Ardaluin Residential Outdoor Learning Centre based in Newcastle, Co. Down.
With a background in banking and office management, Derek is responsible for the financial management, operational planning, office administration and resource management at BAC. This involves capacity and resource planning for over 20,000 young people visiting BAC annually for an adventure learning experience.
As Office Manager, Fiona is a member of BAC's Senior Management Team and is responsible for the day to day staff and resouce planning at BAC. Qualified as a Bachelor in Economics and Government, and with diiplomas in Management and Human Relations Fiona takes a lead role in managing personnel functions within BAC and provides secretariat support to the BAC Board of Directors/Trustees.
Nicola has over 16 years experience with BAC and currently manages the Access-Ability programme which supports young people with a broad range of disabilities in long and short-term personal development programmes. Nicolaís qualifications include Mountain Leader Award, Rock Climbing Leaders Award, Level II Canoe/kayak and MA Disability Studies.
Noel is the BAC Senior Project Worker responsible for Youth Development within BAC including Youth Build and delivering the Fairbridge Programme in partnership with the Princes Trust NI. Noel is a qualified Level 4 (Irish Canoe Union) Inland Kayak Instructor, Sea Kayak Level 3 and Open Boat Level 2 coach. Noel is also responsible for mountain bike training and development within BAC and holds a CTC Leader-Trainer Qualification for Trail Cycle Leaders.
Garth's background in Mountaineering and Mountain Rescue spans more than 3 decades and provides an experienced and safe lead for overseeing BAC Health and safety standards. Garth's qualifications include MIA, Winter ML, Industrial Rope Access, Level 2 Archery and Yacht Master.
With a PGD in Outdoor Education, Gerry joined the BAC team in 2009 subsequently completing his MSc in Outdoor Education. As a qualified Mountain Leader and with an OC and Level 1 Canoe and Archery Leader, Gerry provides strong leadership skills for young people wanting to develop their knowledge and skills within an outdoor adventure learning environment.
Niall is the lead Project Worker responsible for the BAC Youth Build projects across North Belfast and the Greater Shankill. A graduate in Outdoor and Environmental Education, Niall provides a passionate and professional approach to youth development through outdoor education to support the personal development of over 1400 young people annually from acutely disadvantaged communities.
Rob is the BAC Project Worker responsible for the training, coaching and mentoring of young aspirant outdoor instructors within BAC. Qualified Mountain Leader Award, MIAS Mountain Bike Level 2 Award and Inland Kayak Level 3 Award, Rob is presently studying for his MA in Youth Development. Rob is also an HSE approved Rescue Emergency Care First Aid Trainer.
Raymond has been employed as an Activity Instructor with BAC from 2004 and has gained considerable experience working within BAC AccessAbility projects and presently provides disability support to a wide spectrum of client groups accessing BAC shorter term Adventure Learning programmes.
Vicki joined BAC as an aspirant outdoor instructor in 2009 having completed her Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards through BAC. Vicki's qualifications include a Level 3 Youth Work qualification and Basic Expedition Leaderís Award. Vicki is presently studying for her BA Honours in Youth Work while working within BAC AccessAbility projects on behalf of the Big lottery funded Reaching Communities initiative.
Una is an office administrator at BAC and provides instructor support for a number of BAC adventure learning programmes. Una specialism is indoor caving but is also an accomplished mountain bike trail cycle leader and paddling coach.
A former professional deep-sea diver Glenn has been the BAC Resource Coordinator since 2010. Glenn holds a number of professional qualifications including Nebosh Level 3, HSE Qualified Diver Award, Team Leading and Management Award, Archery and RYA Powerboat Level 2.
Alex is trained to deliver climbing, high ropes and caving within the Belfast ALP. Alex also holds a GNAS Archery Leader qualification and CTC Mountain Biking Qualifications. Alex also holds an OCN Level 2 in Youth Work and a Diploma in Sports Studies.
Jordan currently holds the SPA and MLA with a 3 star qualification in Canoe/Kayak as well as White water safety and rescue. Jordans passion lies in mountaineering.
Having volunteered through BAC Stephen has enrolled on the BAC Apprenticeship programme as an trainee Outdoor Instructor and has achieved his first National Governing Body (NGB) Award as a qualified CTC Mountain Bike Trail Leader.
Davys qualifications include: MLA, Level 2 Kayak coach, 4 star sea kayak leader, Trail cycle leader and Whitewater safety and rescue. His biggest passion lies in water activites including a recent trip in the arctic circle on the coast of Norway.
Warrens role is split between Youth Build and the Fairbridge programme with The Prince's Trust. His qualifications include SPA, MLA, MBLA, Trail Cycle Leader, GNAS Archery Leader, BCU Level 1 coach and OCN Level 2 youth work. He loves mixing all outdoor adventures with personal development.
A former teacher, Jill adapted her teaching skills joining BAC in 2003 to support the development of BAC training programmes. Jill's qualifications include BMus (Hons), MEd, P.G.C.E. and A.T.C.L. In addition Jill is an HSE approved REC Trainer and holds a ML Certificate and a Leave No Trace Master Educator Award.