As someone who likes to remain relevant to society and understand the pressure society faces I always remind myself that the best work isn’t undertaken in an office but at grass roots. It’s important to me to remain in touch with frontline activities and in doing so I like to remind the team that none of us would be employed if someone hadn’t given us a chance. Our duty and responsibility is to recognise that inside every person is an achiever – someone who can succeed and be proud of themselves. Our challenge is to provide the same commitment, belief and dedication as has been shown to us and to provide others with the same possibility to achieve and succeed.
I am passionate about helping people develop and change having worked in Training and Education for over 30 years. I have worked for a wide variety of organisations including: Colleges of further education, commercial and private companies, local authorities and the third sector. My role in this project is to recruit across West Norfolk and enable participants through contacts, partners and colleagues to achieve realistic goals and move on in their lives. I am based at The Crossing with Access Community Trust on Tanner Street, Thetford.
I am an Employment Pathways Assistant with the Norfolk Community College but before that I was a participant on the project. During my time working on the project I have met some amazing people and have come to believe that with the right support we can all reach our goals. My confidence continues to grow and I have been empowered to develop my knowledge and skills in working with people which means I now see a long term future in support work.
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I am the Employment and Development Co-Ordinator at Access Community Trust and I am based in our community ‘Hub’ in Tanner Street Thetford. My role is to enrich, educate and create opportunities within the community that provide positive outcomes for our customers. Through our workshops and 1:1 mentoring sessions we focus on Employability, Health and Wellbeing and social inclusion. Working in partnership with Norfolk Community College is a fantastic opportunity to further enrich the communities in which we work and provide targeted support to those who are most in need.
I have worked in the voluntary sector for almost 20 years, primarily in the borough of Great Yarmouth. Working with many vulnerable adults with various needs, including homeless people with substance misuse issues, people with mental health needs and lonely and isolated older people. I feel passionately about working alongside people, encouraging them to be part of their local community and I feel honoured to be part of their journey.
I came to Dial, firstly as a client seeking help with benefits after being made redundant from my previous employment as a Legal Secretary, and this then resulted in becoming a Volunteer within the office. With the growing demand for Dial’s assistance within the Borough I became a staff member in May 2014. My role is Admin Assistant and I am the first port of call for Clients working mainly on Reception, taking telephone calls, the making of appointments, and the general running of Reception plus also assisting the Project Manager when required.
I have a vast experience of working in the public and voluntary sector supporting people into employment or training. As the Employment and Training Co-ordinator on this project I am responsible for finding suitable training options and work experience opportunities for participants.
I enjoy working with people to overcome their challenges and identify suitable and realistic steps towards employment. I believe that giving people the right support and opportunities will help to empower them and build their personal capability to succeed in achieving their ambitions and goals.
Having worked in the voluntary sector for over 10 years, I have a background delivering project’s which empower people to achieve their personal goals. I am particularly proud to be involved in the Building Better Opportunities Norfolk Community College project and look forward to supporting the project to deliver its aim of making a difference across to lives of people living in Norfolk.
I am the Training and Employment Co-ordinator based at East Coast College GY Campus, for Norfolk Community College, covering Great Yarmouth, North Walsham and Cromer.
My role is to provide support through related activities building the skills and confidence for people to take positive steps forward on their journey. By being able to access a range of training resources, placements, work experience trials, as well as voluntary and employment opportunities.
Also to work in partnership with employers to become Disability Confident, matching participants to opportunities for engagement thus supporting a more diverse workforce and the benefits of this.
My ongoing nature is pre-determined by the voluntary sector as I was with Great Yarmouth Citizens Advice Bureau for 11 years. I have a spirited passion that is predominantly focused on empowering people/clients to achieve their lifetime goals alongside their personal entitlements with regard to benefits, health, financial support and guidance. I wholeheartedly believe in a total non-judgmental approach combined with homeopathic evaluation of all circumstances. I am extremely proud to have this opportunity to work on the BBO project through ECC. I would love to continue to meet the projects objective of making a difference to all people living in Norfolk.
My name is Tayler and I work as the Project Monitoring Officer for Norfolk Community College. In my role I work with training providers across Norfolk who have been commissioned by us to provide training and new opportunities for our participants where we feel there are gaps in provision. Allowing them to gain new skills, address isolation and in some cases obtain new qualifications. I support the training providers throughout the duration of their contracts with delivery, participant support and performance management.
My name is Jo, I am one of the directors at Feathers Futures, based in Great Yarmouth. Feathers Futures is a women’s centre with the aim of empowering and enabling women to make positive choices about their futures. My role is to make sure that we are offering a variety of activities that are interesting and beneficial to the women coming to us. I am keen to see all women achieve their potential and so I am very pleased that we have the opportunity to offer the community job clubs in partnership with Norfolk Community College.
My name is Sandra and I am the project co-ordinator at Feathers Futures, based in Great Yarmouth. Feathers Futures is a women’s centre with the aim of empowering and enabling women to make positive choices about their futures. I run a variety of groups and courses with women’s wellbeing at the forefront of everything we do, from building confidence, recognising domestic abuse through to therapeutic craft groups.
I am excited to be working in partnership with Norfolk Community College to be able to offer women an opportunity to develop their confidence and skills to feel ready to job search.
I am an Employment Development Worker helping people with their wellbeing and overcoming barriers in their life. I am passionate about empowering people and supporting them on their path of personal growth. I have done a certificate in Person-centred Counselling skills and I have a background of teaching the Brazilian Art-form of Capoeira across all sectors in Norfolk. Regularly having taught in schools and to adults.
I have been working within the mental health sector for 6 years delivering projects based on psycho-education and social intervention. I am passionate about teaching people positive wellbeing strategies and models of recovery.
I am proud to be working on a project which supports people to fulfil their goals using a personalized and caring approach.
Just like you, I am a Human Being, perfect in my imperfections, trying to swim my way through the Sea of Life.
I am officially the Employment Development Worker for West Norfolk but by nature I am an Encourager of people who is now Passing Forward all the support I received 13 years ago. I too faced huge barriers to education and employment back then. I never knew I could complete English and Maths GCSEs, an Access course for mature students or a Psychology degree…until I tried. Step by little step. Are you ready to change your life? Let’s go!
I am the projects Opportunities Officer for ex- offenders, based at The Feed in Norwich. My role is to give people who have an offence history the opportunity to access training, health and wellbeing and employment support to prepare for the working world. Through our 1:1 mentoring sessions, we address the client’s barriers to enable them to have the resilience to move back into employment. This can be life-changing for the people I work with. It is incredibly important that those with a history of offending get a second chance to get their lives back into a positive place to help them resettle into society.
As the Employment & Skills Manager at Voluntary Norfolk I’ve been responsible for a number of projects and programmes all around the county over the last 8 years, but few have been as exciting as the Norfolk Community College Project.
I believe that the Norfolk Community College Project has amazing potential to help and support people from all over Norfolk to move forward with their lives, fulfil their ambitions, and make a difference to both their own families and their local communities.
Hi my name is Simon and I’m a Skills Connector working in Great Yarmouth and East Norfolk.
My role is to provide personalised employability support and connecting participants to the rest of the team, to help them access training, employment and volunteering opportunities, and specialist support around benefits and financial planning. Our aim is to help you into meaningful employment, working in a job you want to do.
I have previously worked at a social enterprise in Norwich, The Feed, where food was used as the catalyst to help people make change to their lives and get into employment. I have a non-judgemental and open approach to supporting people. I am a big believer that having a purpose, a reason to get up in the morning, can be a powerful first step to creating change and living a fulfilling life.
As Skills Connector for East Norfolk I work with unemployed people across the region to help them identify and fulfil their own individual employment and skills related goals. I get to meet amazing, interesting people, hear about their ambitions and then, using my diverse set of skills from previous roles as business owner, professional creative and former long term unemployed person myself – take steps towards achieving them!
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Hi my name is Fran. I’m a Skills Connector for Voluntary Norfolk working primarily out of Norwich.
In the past I have worked closely with charities that have had a huge impact on my life and I have always wanted to give something back, without the support of charities I wouldn’t be where I am today!
In my current role I am here to support and help people as they make their journey back towards the job market, whether that means helping someone access training or giving them a boost to help them job search.
As Skills Connector for East Norfolk I support long-term unemployed people on their journey to learn new skills and find meaningful work. I am specialised in international development and work psychology and I have previously worked in different charities supporting vulnerable people around the world. My passion is to help people in difficult life situations to unlock their full potential, shine with both their strengths and vulnerabilities and achieve their dreams.