Peter Norman

Peter Norman

Chief Executive Officer

Peter is the Chief Executive Officer.  He helped form the organisation in 2016 and brings a wealth of strategic partnership, leadership and executive management experience to the company.

Peter is a passionate advocate of partnership working and through EXPECT Youth, he seeks to improve the aspiration, educational attainment and social mobility of young people.   

Peter's primary responsibilities include developing the charity's long term strategy, annual budget, business plan, corporate direction, managing operational performance and acting as the main point of communication with the Board of Trustees.   

Since joining EXPECT Youth, Peter has worked to share EXPECT Youth's corporate strategy and vision with national, regional and community partners, young people and potential funders.

Peter graduated in Applied Criminology from Cambridge University and Business from Sheffield University. Previously, Peter has worked extensively across the United Kingdom within the law and criminal justice sector in a variety of operations, management and strategic leadership roles.

Katie Hodgson

Katie Hodgson

Programme Manager

As the Programme Manager for EXPECT Youth Katie has a wealth of knowledge and experience within the further education and skills sector designing, mobilising, contract managing and continuously improving a range of government and commercially funded provision.

Katie started her career as a Training Consultant teaching English and maths, vocational training and personal development programmes to young people who were struggling with mainstream education for a small training provider in Doncaster. She quickly progressed and became Strategic Operations Manager responsible for developing new business opportunities, improving the quality of teaching and learning and managing a range of contracts including KS3/4 re-engagement programmes, NEET contracts, Study Programmes, Traineeships, Apprenticeships and Adult and Community Learning programmes.

Before starting with EXPECT Youth Katie worked for a large international Training Provider as a Performance manager. Working nationally and regionally she managed a team of Tutors, Career Coach’s and Engagement Executives to drive business objectives by successfully delivering SFA and ESiF contracts.

 Katie has graduated from The University of Hull with a Master of Arts (Education), Post Graduate Certificate in Education and Bachelor of Arts With Honours in English.

As a Doncaster girl, born and bred, she is passionate about improving the life chances of children and young people across the borough.

Bobby Johnson

Bobby Johnson

Project Officer

After leaving university in 2015 with a degree in Sports and Exercise Science Bobby immediately started working for Flying Futures. Here he was responsible for the delivery and later management of a range of youth engagement programmes across Doncaster, including; 5 Star Active, StreetGames Doorstep Sport Clubs, the Dame Kelly Holmes ‘Get on Track’ programme and the British Councils Active Citizens programme.

Bobby joined EXPECT Youth in April 2018 and was responsible for coordinating EXPECT Summer 2018, where we were able to engage over 3400 young people in essential life skill building activities, providing over 6000 healthy meals.

He also coordinated a coaching and mentoring pilot project at Bentley New Village Primary School. In partnership with Active Fusion and DARTs they were able to provide an engaging 12 week programme geared around developing essential life skills in children and young people.

Bobby is passionate about providing young people with the opportunity to develop themselves, so that they are better equipped to face challenges in the future. A recent achievement is supporting 9 young people through the Ride London46 – a gruelling 46 mile bike ride which required months of hard work, determination and weekly training sessions in order to complete the event. Bobby is a keen sportsman and currently plays football for Alfreton Town F.C.

Clare Galliers

Clare Galliers

Partnership Officer

Clare is the Partnership Officer for EXPECT Youth.  Clare brings a wealth of charity experience from her previous work as manager of an adult education centre.

In 2017 Clare graduated with an HNC and HND in Business Management, after returning to education as a mature student.

Clare’s role within EXPECT Youth is to support the sustainability of partner and member organisations with the recruitment of volunteers for a range of roles throughout the borough, sourcing and organising a range of training opportunities and supporting organisations with their policies and procedure compliance, search for and writing funding bids and offering general information advice and guidance.  

Clare’s previous role meant that she has been involved with local schools, community groups and organisations. She has previously had many successful funding applications for a range of projects and has supported many people back to work by offering a range of skills.

Clare loves education and the opportunity to better herself and encourages others to do the same. She also has qualifications in accounts, teaching, community management and IT.

Clare’s passionate about community cohesion, working together to offer children the best opportunities to better themselves and to learn something new. Her moto is “you need to try it all to find what really makes you shine”


Declan Bacon

Business Support Officer

Declan joins EXPECT Youth from Scunthorpe United Community Sport & Education Trust where he spent 6 years there as a multi-sport coach and office administrator. He studied football coaching, administration and development at the University of South Wales between 2015 – 2018. His studies focussed on business in sport, strategic planning and data management in which he now demonstrates in his role as business support officer at EXPECT Youth.

Over the past 6 years, Declan has worked with a diverse range of children and young people in a number of different settings across Scunthorpe. He was responsible for delivering the Premier League Primary Stars programme, National Citizens Service and was the lead coach on the SUFC Futsal Scholarship. Some of Dec’s pupils went on to represent England on the international Futsal stage.

Declan is a family man with a passion for changing young peoples lives. He believes this type of work is vital in modern society and equal opportunities for all children and young people are a must. Declan is looking forward to developing his role further within EXPECT Youth, and being involved in the delivery of all future programmes.