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Gavan joined the FOCUS staff team in September 2016. He initially joined the team as Project Manager for the Inspire Project. After managing and establishing the project for three years, he became the new Director of Programme Development in late 2019.

Having moved to England from his native Ireland, Gavan has supported Leicester communities for more than 20 years. He has a broad range of experience in creating and delivering youth and community work. Gavan’s key skills lie in networking, community development, and project and staff management.

“FOCUS is a great charity. We provide 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. That’s what I believe, based upon my time with FOCUS.”