Jules joined Pause in January 2017 as Chief Executive. She has spent almost all her career in the voluntary sector, with a particular focus on young people, health and education and is passionate about organisations that do things differently and really support people to become happier and healthier.
Jules was Deputy Chief Executive and Interim Chief Executive at Brook, the young people’s sexual health organisation, where she led campaigning, communications, policy and participation and has also worked for The Family Planning Association, CITB ConstructionSkills, The Prince’s Trust and The Blue Cross. She is a school governor, director of an academy trust, and a trustee of a small charity.
Outside work, Jules love cooking, reading and walking and bird-watching. She is a very reluctant runner and spends as much time complaining about running as she does actually hitting the pavement. She’s happy to talk about any of these things, and about the brilliant work Pause does, on Twitter where she is @rosylight.
Director of Business Development
Kate Tilley joined Pause in March 2017 as Head of Roll-out, becoming Director of Business Development in June 2017. She’s responsible for mobilization of the new Pause Practices and the Care Leaver pilots.
Kate comes from the NSPCC where she spent the last ten years in various roles including rolling out evidence programmes for children and their families across NSPCC Service Centres and supporting the scale up of these services with external partners.
Kate has three teenage children who do a lot of sport so spends most of her spare time as a taxi service but she does enjoy running and the gym.
Director of Practice and Learning
Ellen is a social worker and play therapist with more than twenty years’ experience of working with children and families in statutory, voluntary and CAMHS settings. Having begun her career as a residential social worker she has experience of a range of frontline work including child protection and court work, fostering and adoption work and of providing therapeutic services to children and adults as part of an award-winning innovative parental mental health service.
She has extensive experience of managing services for looked after children, frontline child protection and families involved in court proceedings and is a former Principal Social Worker for an inner London Borough. As a former manager of a hospital social work team, Ellen is very familiar with the circumstances of many of the women Pause supports and the devastating impact the repeated removal of their children has had on them.
She is passionate about the opportunity that Pause provides to work with women in a creative way to help them identify and reach their goals. At the heart of this is the relationships between Pause Practitioners and women, with the skills and experiences of both coming together to unlock potential.
Director of Communications
Jo joined Pause in July 2017, bringing with her a wealth of communications and campaigns experience gained across a range of sectors, including health and medical research.
During her career, Jo has successfully secured changes in government policy in the transport and public health sectors and helped pave the way for greater regional devolution in England.
Alongside the day job, Jo is chair of governors at a secondary school in south London and trustee of a London homelessness charity.
Practice Development Lead for the Nations
As part of our Business Development team, Anna is working on new opportunities for Pause in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Anna joined Pause over three years ago as a National Practice Lead and is ideally placed to develop models appropriate to different settings.
Anna is a qualified social worker with over 20 years’ professional experience in delivering and managing services including in child protection and Early Help, CAMHS and palliative care. Prior to joining Pause, Anna worked in a West London local authority where she part of a leadership team responsible for a significant re-design of Early Help services. She has a particular interest in attachment, grief and loss, strength based work and the use of creative therapeutic approaches and how they can be adapted to supporting women who have had children removed from their care.
Outside of work, Anna loves travelling the world and experiencing new cultures and is a keen cook and purveyor of all things ‘foodie’.
National Scoping Lead
Helen is an experienced Social Work Manager with over ten years experience in Local Authority Services. Helen has undertaken a range of positions, including Emergency Child Protection Social Worker, Ofsted Residential Childcare Manager and more recently, Pause Hull Practice Lead. She is experienced in implementing programmes of change and has taken a team from Inadequate to Good at Ofsted Inspection. She is currently working towards her Intermediate Systemic Family Therapy award. Helen is motivated to work differently, championing the belief that service users are the experts on their lives, and that working together to empower clients is key to achieving change in today’s society.
Helen completes scoping exercises for prospective Pause Practices. Watch Helen speak about her work.
National Practice Lead
Jackie has worked in the public sector for over 25 years in both frontline and leadership roles in the statutory, voluntary and health sectors.
Jackie has extensive experience in safeguarding taking on the LADO role and chairing child protection conferences and managing within an early intervention service leading on safeguarding in Children’s Centres and helping to implement new systems of casework recording, reflective supervision and setting up a domestic abuse pathway. More recently Jackie has been in a policy role working with local authority commissioners across adults and children’s services.
Joining Pause in August 2017 as National Practice Lead, Jackie is excited to be part of the Pause team supporting and working closely with Pause Practices and ensuring quality and fidelity to the Pause model.
National Practice Lead
Ginny is an experienced social worker and team manager with 15 years’ experience across the public, private and third sectors. Her skills and professional knowledge have been acquired from working in a variety of roles with children, families and vulnerable adults. She has significant experience of children’s social care; from early help, through child protection and court proceedings, to residential care and permanency. Her approach brings this together with a strong ethics base and a specific interest in service user informed practice and systems development.
Prior to joining Pause, Ginny was involved in the set up and management of the Doncaster Children’s Trust’s Family Group Conferencing service, and acted as the employee representative for the Doncaster Children’s Trust. Most recently, she was the Pause Doncaster Practice Lead.
As National Practice Lead, Ginny provides support to a number of Pause Practices across the country, ensuring quality and fidelity to the Pause model.
National Practice Lead
Claire has spent the last 15 years working with women with complex needs across both statutory and non-statutory sectors. She is an experienced practitioner and qualified trainer with a focus on domestic and sexual violence, LGBT intimate partner abuse, and women with multiple disadvantage. Claire is a SafeLives qualified advocate and has managed teams across criminal justice and social care settings, including previously being the Practice Lead for Pause Newham and is committed to delivering high quality systemic interventions.
The Pause approach of doing things differently and embracing innovative ways of working with hard to reach women is something that Claire is passionate about and she enjoys supporting Practitioners to develop and reflect in line with this.
As a National Practice Lead, Claire is responsible for providing high support/high challenge to Practices and helping maintain fidelity to the Pause model.
National Practice Lead
Prior to joining Pause as a National Practice Lead, Sue worked for five years for Cafcass as a Family Court Adviser and more recently as a practice supervisor. In 2017 she was seconded to the National Improvement Service involved in internal training and quality assurance. While working in the family courts, Sue met many women who have had multiple children removed into care; knowing the impact that this can have on their mental and physical well-being and that Pause is one of the few services available to assist women to address their difficulties.
Sue holds an MA in Social Work and has worked in a safeguarding team and with looked after children and leaving care teams in York and North Yorkshire.
Outside of work Sue is a Trustee and Safeguarding Lead for Home Start in York.
Xenia joined Pause in January 2016. Since then, she has undertaken various roles within the charity and currently manages the development and set-up of new Pause Practices.
Xenia has a background in project management, fundraising and business development. She has extensive experience in the education, health and youth sectors, having worked for a range of different charities and social enterprises since 2010. Prior to this she worked in the private sector for four years, focusing on business development.
Outside of work, she enjoys anything to do with music but has no musical talent whatsoever…
Knowledge & Evaluation Lead
Roz is an experienced knowledge and evaluation consultant, focused on working with people and data to inform practice and drive impact. Roz has previously worked with diverse teams to facilitate learning and promote continual improvement across the public, private and third sectors. Most recently this was at NPC—a charity consultancy supporting social sector organisations to develop proportionate and feasible evaluation frameworks that measure impact and foster learning—and prior to this, at West Midlands Police and Intelligent Reach, a data analytics consultancy.
Roz is passionate about improving outcomes for society’s vulnerable, specifically children living in, or on the edge of care. She is passionate about the Pause model and promotes collaborative approaches to change that value and utilise both lived experience and professional/academic experience. She is very interested in creative ways to promote Pause’s impact and is looking forward to working with Practices to build empathy across the systems in which Pause operates.
Roz is also an independent visitor for a very resilient and talented young person living in local authority foster care.
Matthew Stancliffe Bird
Data & Insight Analyst
Matthew joined Pause in August 2017. He enables further understanding of Pause’s impact and allows us to demonstrate our value. Prior to Pause, he worked as a researcher at a sustainability consultancy.
A recent geography graduate from the University of Leeds, during his studies he set up a not-for-profit music night and worked for the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare.
He’s happiest on a football field, cooking up a storm and, of course, navigating a spreadsheet.
Louis joined Pause in April 2018. As Communications Officer Louis supports the delivery of a broad range of communications activities including events, public affairs, press and internal communications across the Pause network.
Prior to joining Pause Louis worked at the Nuffield Trust, a health policy think tank. He has previously worked in a number of roles with experience in social policy, education, health and humanitarian sectors in the UK, Europe and Hong Kong. Louis holds a first class degree in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds.
Outside the office, Louis enjoys sharing food with friends, swimming and packing his bags for a new travel destination.
Brian takes care of everything from the auditors to implementing the Pause accounting system.
Brian has 18 years’ experience working within the Charity Sector, and outside of work he is a trustee at the Danson Youth Centre supporting the Youth of Bexley.
Brian is a dedicated family man and loves to play and watch most sports.
Lesley Moorse joined Pause as Executive Assistant in August 2017 and provides extensive support to Sophie Humphreys, our Founder and Chair of Trustees, and Jules Hillier, our Chief Executive.
Lesley comes with over 15 years’ experience working within the IT corporate world working at Capgemini and IBM. During this time she supported global C-suite, board level and senior leadership teams across a variety of business units.
She loves music and is even known to spin the odd vinyl every now and then. Lesley is also a soprano in the London House Choir.
HR & Governance Lead
Kaye joined Pause in January 2019 as HR and Governance Lead.
She’s spent most of her working life in charities that support people experiencing homelessness, many of whom face the same issues as Pause Participants. Kaye has always worked behind the scenes, creating policies and systems that build an environment where employees feel supported and equipped to carry out their work. She is passionate about helping charities to function effectively, so they can focus on enabling clients to make real changes in their lives.
Kaye is also an infant school governor and is involved in starting a charity which aims to uncover the links between childhood sexual abuse and homelessness and enable survivors to seek justice.
Training & Development Lead
Fiona joined Pause in December 2018 as the Training and Workforce Development Lead. Fiona has over 30 years’ experience working in the NHS and third sector to support vulnerable women and families, as a specialist midwife and also as a regional facilitator for the national charity Best Beginnings.
From 2016 took on the unique and innovative role of specialist midwife for the judicial system, working directly with women in custody in County Durham and developing a regional model for prison maternity care. Fiona led the team at Low Newton Prison to achieve the Health Services Journal patient safety award for best maternity and midwifery service 2018.
She lives with her husband and family in County Durham and enjoys fell running and amateur dramatics in her spare time.
Training and Event Administrator
Sol joined Pause in March 2019 as Training and Event Administrator.
She has an extensive background in project management, event management and administration. After many years of working in a commercial environment, Sol was keen to join the charity sector for the work that she does to have a positive impact.
In her spare time, Sol enjoys hiking, running, traveling and cooking.
Business Development Co-ordinator
Emily joined Pause in March 2019 as Business Development Co-ordinator, supporting the wider team during the development of new Pause Practices.
Prior to this, Emily worked in the private sector, primarily within e-commerce and business development environments, as well as with the British Council in Europe and Latin America.
In her spare time, she enjoys exploring London’s markets and researching her next travel destination.
Participation & Pause Next Steps Implementation Manager
Jo Thomas is Participation and Pause Next Steps Implementation Manager. This means she is here to help ensure women’s experiences are at the heart of everything we do, and that every woman has the right support as she leaves Pause to sustain positive change.
Jo brings considerable experience from the voluntary sector working with people facing severe and multiple disadvantage to build on their talents and live positive, fulfilling lives. She has worked in homelessness, mental health, substance use and criminal justice to bring together commissioners, policy makers and service providers, as well as the people using those services, to identify problems, agree on solutions and implement practical initiatives. She believes that people matter: services can only work well if designed, delivered, and developed with the full involvement of everyone affected by them.
Jo is the trustee of a homelessness charity in Cambridge and a season ticket holder at Crystal Palace FC..
Participation & Pause Next Steps Practitioner
Phoebe joined Pause as the Participation and Next Steps Practitioner, to support the development and delivery of Pause’s participation project and Next Steps work, and to ensure the voices and experiences of Pause women are central to all of the work Pause does.
Prior to coming to Pause, Phoebe was delivering a project for young parents in London going through the child protection system. Phoebe has a background in advocacy in the third sector, working with vulnerable people with complex needs.
Outside of work Phoebe enjoys cooking, travelling, bad reality TV, and dancing.