Transitions UK – Supporting disadvantaged youth at risk aged 14 to 25 yrs


Ron Overton-2Ron Overton, Founder and Chief Executive (previous Chair of Trustees)

Ron has a BA in theology, a Diploma in pastoral counselling and an MBA. He has extensive experience of leading and running organisations working with young people and those needing support, including across learning disabilities, emotional and mental health issues and those at risk of exclusion. He was also a Baptist Minister for 11 years. He has a considerable track record in organisational development and in fundraising. He has personal experience too as his son had substantial emotional and mental health issues during his late teenage years. Ron brings high quality leadership, vision and partnership                                                building to his role.



Project Manager, Luton Achieve Project – Vacancy. 

This post is currently being recruited for.

If you are passionate about the needs of young people with learning disabilities and want to manage and further develop this project and work hands on with young people and volunteers, please do get in touch.

Job description <here> Person specification  <here>  Full advert <here>

Ring Ron Overton, CEO on 07939 510922 or email  for an application pack and more details



Crissy Vina is our Activities Co-ordinator for the Luton Achieve Project.

Crissy has excellent skills and experience  in supporting others young people and is studying towards a Masters in Psychology.

Crissy has particular responsibility for our After Schools clubs and activity based support. Crissy currently works 10 hours per week and is a great asset to the team here.




Jon Corr, Project manager, Hertfordshire Aspire Project

We are delighted to have appointed Jon Corr as our Project Manager for this new project.

This fabulous project launched on 1st November 2017  (Jon’s first day) and will support 20-25 young people at risk of offending. We will be working preventatively with 14-16 year olds and are very much looking forward to developing this new service.

Partners include Herts Police and Herts Families First as well as schools and Pupil Referral Units.


Our Achieve Sessional support worker (seconded from Woodlands Special School) is Deirdre McDevitt. She helps Crissy with her role in the Achieve Project. When not doing that (around 20 hours per month ) they will be employed as a teaching assistant at Woodlands Special School.


Rosalind Lambert is our 15 hrs per week Fundraising and Administration Officer/Book-keeper. Rosalind has previously worked as a Teacher and at a high level in Corporate businesses, including in the city and is a great asset to the team.

Sandra Forbes also works 15 hours per week for us as a community fundraiser, with special responsibility for the Leighton Buzzard area and surrounding towns and villages.





See other members of the team below.

Part-time Community staff:

  • Riffat Mahmood (Community Officer – Luton)
  • Lou Caplin (community Officer for Watford and surrounding area) 
  • Mark Bromley (Volunteer Ambassador and Training Officer)



We are looking to recruit additional volunteers in fundraising and project administration as soon as we can.


Beyond that we have up to 45 volunteers working with our beneficiaries and providing support, befriending and mentoring within the project. We need 70 more as we develop our Aspire Project.

Transitions UK is committed to ensure that young people are properly safeguarded and that their welfare and well-being is paramount. All staff, volunteer and Trustee appointments are subject to a satisfactory DBS check at enhanced level and to rigorous referencing and scrutiny.