Gavan joined the Focus staff team in September 2016.
He initially joined the team as Project Manager for the Inspire Project which was funded by the National Lottery. After managing and establishing the project for three years, he stepped away from role in late 2019 to become the new Director of Programme Development.

He has a broad range of experience and skills in creating and delivering youth and community work practice in the city over the past 20 years, since moving to England from his native Ireland. Gavan’s key skills lie in networking, community development, as well as project and staff management.

“FOCUS is a great charity, which provides great variety in the projects we offer from volunteering at city-wide events, planning and delivering social action in the community and providing one-to-one mentoring support. We could not do our work without the input of adult volunteers that are the core strength of our work I believe based upon my time with Focus.”