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.
The last 16 years of my career have been spent in the world of aviation supporting operations and delivering projects all over the world. In my new role, as Service Manager for Employment Services, I work in partnership with East Coast College and Norfolk Community College to ensure that we are able to provide opportunities to anyone who wants to aspire to be something more. We will support them along that journey, whatever your ambition the Building Better Opportunities project allows for this to happen.
I am the Specialist Support Worker for Norfolk Community College and I cover the East Norfolk area. I am based at DIAL Great Yarmouth, as well as working with Norfolk Community College in various Great Yarmouth locations. My role is to work closely with people to assist them with debt advice, housing advice, benefit advice, Childcare and Better off calculations
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.
In my role as BBO Finance Coordinator, I am responsible for making sure all the projects costs are accounted for and claimed back successfully. I feel very fortunate to be a part of a project that has such a massive impact on people.
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.
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.
Before working as Marketing Support Officer for East Coast College I worked in the sports and leisure industry for three years, but was made redundant due to COVID-19. During lockdown this gave me time to think about what I wanted to do as a long-term career and I had been interested in the world of digital marketing for quite some time. When this opportunity came up I knew I just had to take it and have been loving the role ever since.
The best part of this job is that I’m constantly learning as I’m working and have so much support from my colleagues. I get to attend many fun events and meet new people all the time.
I am the ESF Project Manager here at Future Projects, managing a team of Employment Development Workers and Trainees
I have frontline experience working on this project and recognise that mental health and wellbeing plays a big factor in people being able to get into and maintain employment. For me every person that we support is unique and that underpins and guides the support that we give. I believe that creating trusting relationships is really important in helping to empower others to be able to help themselves, whether that be to get back into work, training or just improving their mental health in general.
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.
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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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.