John Hesketh

Centre Manager

I have responsibility for the organisation’s strategic and operational leadership in close consultation with the Board of Trustees, and keen alignment with both our charitable objectives and regularly updated understanding of D/deaf people’s needs and aspirations. My works involve strategy-setting, partnership-brokering and management, service quality and impact assurance, the joint progression and oversight of financial diversification activity, the management and mitigation of ‘business risk’. I represent the Deaf Centre externally as well – to prospective partners, funders and/or architects of system change… people who might make amenities, services, learning, employment and community involvement opportunities more accessible to hard of hearing, deaf and deafblind people resident in Manchester and the surrounding areas in order to help level playing fields, improve life experience and life chances.

Working days/hours



Landline telephone number: 0161-276-9335
Mobile telephone number: 07939-562-710

A little more about John...

To my work at Manchester Deaf Centre, I bring 20 years’ experience of service design, development and delivery for social benefit – spanning the public, private and third sectors. I have a good understanding of public policy and a deeply-rooted sense of vocation towards the betterment of people’s lives, the communities of interest, place and social identity of which we are all part. Family time and adventures in both life and learning are my main priorities away from work, though I also enjoy watching football and rugby league, and trying to keep-up with my son when we go cycling.


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Manchester Deaf Centre,
Crawford House,
Booth Street East,
M13 9GH

09:00 – 17:00


0161 273 3415

Registered Charity Number: 1110373