Our Staff Team

Here you can find out all about our lovely staff team, including the work they do at Mencap Liverpool & Sefton and a bit about their hobbies and interests.

If you’d like to get in touch with any of our staff you can email them on their email addresses under their profiles- just add mencapliverpool.org.uk to the end.

If you prefer using the phone, you can our main number 0151 707 8582- we’re often out and about, so you might have better luck using our mobile numbers.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Sarah Jones – Chief Executive 

12573021_10100449441111052_2837215072599235366_nI’m Sarah, and I’m the Chief Exec. I’ve worked for Mencap Liverpool since July 2009 and I love it!  I’m the boss so I spend half my time supporting the staff team and the other half developing new project ideas and relationships with funders and partner organisations.

When I’m not working I love baking cakes, pottering in my little garden, training for marathons and Stand Up Paddle boarding.


Jeanette McHugh – Directions Team Manager 

JeanetteI joined Mencap Liverpool & Sefton in February 2020 (although I’d got to know some of the team when I worked for another organisation).  My role involves delivering the Directions project, as well as empowering our members I give confidence to all around me. My team describe me as ‘Mother Earth’ as I’m calm, positive and honest.

My family and friends are very important to me, I have been with my husband for 40 years and would be lost without him. Together we share two children, two granddaughters and we have a new grandson!  Home is a special place for me where everyone can come back and stay, it’s also where my 3 dogs keep me company and make me smile.



Jo Bruce – Independence Trainer 

I joined Mencap Liverpool & Sefton in Jan 2020.  My role is to empower people to be the best version of themselves. My team describe me as the ‘entertainer’, I’m witty, kind, honest. I believe honesty is at the heart of everything.
I am a people lover so can get away with being a wee bit cheeky.

I welcome everyone as an old friend that I haven’t met yet. My family are the most important thing in the world to me and I love spending time with them. I wake up each morning wanting to make each day the best it can be, for everyone I come across, and I take it as a new chance to be the best person I can be – I don’t often achieve either but that’s my goal.


Siobhan Waters – Development Manager 

SiobhanI joined Mencap Liverpool & Sefton two weeks before the first COVID Lockdown in March 2020. My role is to develop our charity and make it visible! Inspiring Liverpool to see people with a Learning Disability differently, my life aim is to create equality for all. My team describe me as their own personal cheerleader, I’m enthusiastic, positive, kind and a breath of fresh air – it’s all about your energy!

I bounce off and surround myself with positive people and am a threat to all, as I love learning and I’m capable of anything I put my mind to! I love people, adore my family and live for seeing my girls on a weekend. Being the social butterfly I am, I thrive when working with people to collaborate wonderful things, the sky has no limit…..


Marcus Bull – Outreach Team Leader 

MarcusI joined the team in February 2020. My role is to ensure everyone that needs support in our area is reached. My team describe me as Creative as I’m confident and love spending my fridays with the members hosting our afternoon ‘Singalongs’ before the weekend. Charlie my cockerpoo is my ‘deamon’, I couldn’t be without him and the members love him! 

Music has always been a big part of my life, I play trombone and have “too many” guitars. I spend a lot of my time with my partner learning Argentinian Tango, she is much better than I am. I don’t have a motorcycle at the moment, but I once won a customised Ducati Monster on the reality makeover show.


Liam Birchall – Project Lead 

Hi, I am Liam. I joined Mencap Liverpool & Sefton in November 2021. My background has been in the national charity sector where I worked for over 10 years. Coming to MLS, I thrive off the local engagement and the strong links with members and the serving community. My team describe me as the ‘life and soul’ and was once described as, ‘once you have met him he’s not forgotten’ – not sure if that was intended as a compliment or not…

I am a keen animal lover having had dogs and horses most of my life. There is nothing better than saddling up and riding out to brush off the stresses of life! I am also a huge music fan and can often be found dancing away wherever possible. Smile, dance and enjoy life!


Emma Hammond – Volunteer Coordinator 

Hi. I’m Emma! I have only been in the job since 5th November 2020 (bonfire night!) and I am responsible for recruiting and training new volunteers to support members of Mencap and beyond.

I have not lived in Liverpool for very long but already love the city and the wonderful people I am meeting as part of my new role! I am a mum of 4 and a grandma of 6 and am very busy with them most of my free time. When I do get a moment to myself I love to bake, walk in Sefton Park and go out dancing (but not at the same time!)

I believe that everyone has something positive to share with the world and I try my best to support people in finding out what that is! Sharing is caring.


If you’d like to become a member of Mencap Liverpool & Sefton (or refer somebody who would), or if you’d like to support us as a volunteer or fundraiser, please do get in touch! We’d love to hear from you!

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