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 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 believe life throws all sorts of things at everyone, some are able to overcome these while others may need support. Which is why I have taken on a career in the 3rd sector (Charities) to do my little bit of making the world a better place. Experience has taught me that no one can do it all but everything little achievement adds to the brilliant things everyone is doing around the world. I also believe everyone should be given the opportunity to make informed choices, achieve their dreams/aspirations and receive support to do so. Mind you I am no one special, I am just me….
My work background is varied. Worked for Mental‐Health, Criminal‐Justice, SEN schools, Young Carers and Substance‐Misuse. It’s helped me gain insight and understanding of the difficulties and challenges people face in life and working in MDT settings has helped develop my knowledge in specialist areas to give better service to those who require it. I appreciate that life is unique for us all and I’m ready to listen and help where I can. My goal is to help people be the best version of them, they can be.
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.
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.
For the past 2 years I have been doing an apprenticeship with East Coast College and now I am in a full time position as the ESF Data & Finance Administrator for this project. I will be checking everything for compliance, making sure I have the correct evidence from yourselves, looking at expenses, purchasing and all in all making sure the project runs as smoothly as possible. Although you will probably never see me I am always here to help as best I can with your progress.
I am really passionate about supporting people to achieve their goals and watching them grow as individuals. I have thoroughly enjoyed working in the voluntary sector for over 7 years and look forward to working with you as part of this project.
Within my role as Training Coordinator I will provide and search for training which is individually tailored to you and what you want to achieve. I will offer personalised training focussing on reaching you in the heart of your community.
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.
After working within the welfare to work and voluntary sectors for over a decade I bring with me a wealth of knowledge and experience of these areas. From working for the DWP to Disability charities I have managed projects and overseen many successful ventures. In my role as Employment Broker I will source vacancies and opportunities to help our participants not only move into employment but to also access voluntary positions, work placements and work experience. I will also be building a reliable source of business mentors to support the project. Please don’t hesitate to contact me.
I have 20 years experience working in the support sector and during this time I have worked in a wide variety of settings including Statutory Children’s Services, Prisons and Hostels. Delivering work such as early intervention, motivational interviewing, person centred support planning and restorative approaches.
I have always been keen to increase my skills to help people and have studied numerous fields including Psychology, CBT, NLP, Person Centered Counselling, Motivational Interviewing, Restorative Justice, and Social Pedagogy.
I generally can be found dancing my way through life being loud and trying to make people laugh.
I have a real passion for supporting others and helping them achieve their goals – big or small. My previous job role was supporting the homeless with such issues as housing, mental health, physical health, finances, employment/education and training, drug/alcohol dependencies, everyday living/wellbeing, criminal justice and maintaining engagement with other supporting services. I also ran groups for those in rehabilitation to help them develop life skills, coping strategies and how to express them creatively through art/music/film.
‘Some people can never believe in themselves, until someone believes in them.’ – Good Will Hunting
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!
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.
I have been working to help support people with their goals for the majority of my career, having worked in recruitment, employability and focused projects. I really enjoy the diversity that this brings. My role is to work with you in a way that is best suited to achieving what you want to. It could be your looking to go back into employment, training or education, or you’re not sure which direction to take, this is something we can work on together and at a pace you’re comfortable with. I look forward to helping you on your journey.