Our Team

The Connolly & Callaghan Group employs a total of 60 people across its different divisions.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer with an ethnically diverse workforce. Our staff understand the cultural issues faced by incoming clients and speak a wide range of languages, including Polish, Russian, Lithuanian, Somali, Arabic, Kurdish, Farsi, Russian, Spanish and Albanian.

Although our workforce has grown since we started a small family company in 1985, we maintain a strong caring ethos and have built a team from individuals who share the ethical values, which remain at the heart of our business.

Key Staff

_NPP6820.jpgMairead Connolly
Deputy Operations Manager

Mairead is responsible for managing a diverse range of projects for Connolly & Callaghan. She has a unique personal insight into the company, having visited some of the hostels from an early age. Alongside her degree studies, Mairead spent her summers working at Connolly & Callaghan and then went on to join the company in 2015.




Graham Williams
Maintenance Manager

Graham co-ordinates the in-house maintenance team of nine, which is key to the smooth operating of the business and provides planned general maintenance and a swift response to emergency repairs, which can range from plumbing leaks to boilers breakdowns.

As part of Connolly & Callaghan’s policy to provide a highly-responsive maintenance service, Graham and his team always aim to beat the official response time of 48 hours for emergency repairs, such issues are usually resolved within 12 hours. 


_NPP3779.jpgJosie Cawley
Allocations Manager

Josie heads a team that is based across six primary ‘clusters’ of accommodation, who are involved with handling bookings, cleaning and housekeeping, and are the daily point of contact with clients.

Josie has been with Connolly & Callaghan for over 20 years. Initially, she was a volunteer, and then was employed as a cleaner, before progressing to a warden and ultimately a manager.She is currently Allocations Manger, and aims to deal with clients’ needs in a swift and professional manner – always with compassion.

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