I have recently joined the team of Employment Specialist in Harlow. My roles is to support people who have experienced mental health issues and are now in recovery, to either return to the workplace in a new role or to retain their existing employment. In my previous roles I have always supported vulnerable people and in particular the unemployed sector of the community. I feel that my strengths are in my ability to communicate and build rapport with people and I genuinely enjoy introducing employers and clients to our service. In my spare time I run a film review website and have a passion for making short films.
Kevin provides the strategic vision and senior management for Employ-Ability. In addition to leading the team his responsibilities, include; finance, stakeholders and income generation. Kevin was formerly Head of Partnerships for Safe Network, the national third sector safeguarding unit, he is a keen cyclist and fanatical skier.
Helen works with people in West Essex to support them as they make their way back in to work or training. This support can be with developing & improving their confidence levels, creating or editing a CV, registering for online job searches or applying for jobs or training courses. Helping people to grow and fulfil their potential is an important aspect of the job for Helen. Outside of work, Helen also enjoys baking and spending as much time as possible by the sea.
Angelo has recently joined the Employ-ability team based bringing seven years of recruitment experience with him. He specialised as a graduate for schools focusing on special educational needs support provision and he is now excited to use the recruitment expertise he has to support those with mental health in finding and retaining work. Angelo enjoys building relationships and helping people to find success and thrive, when he’s not doing that, you might find him poring through a good book or spending time with his family.
Peter is Employ-Ability’s Lead Employment Specialist covering South Essex . With a background in Recruitment for Central Government and Public Sector, Pete brings an intensive understand and skillset in recruitment processes and client engagement. Pete is responsible for managing the South teams’ caseloads, KPi’s, reviews, client engagement strategy and best practice’s. Pete also engages with local employers and partners to support service users. Pete loves live music and is an avid Houston Texans fan.
I have recently joined the team and will be supporting adults from the Castlepoint and Basildon area’s with ill mental health back into employment or training. Prior to this, my job roles included helping vulnerable members of the public back to work and with any benefit enquires they may have. Previously, I have worked for Essex police as a communications officer. In my spare time, my family and I enjoy travelling to different countries and spend quality time together away from our busy schedules.
I have recently joined Employ-Ability, my role is too support individuals with mental ill health who are now in recovery and who are looking to sustain employment. Alexandra has had experience supporting mental health, working closely with ex-offenders and primarily focusing on sustaining employment targets whilst building and maintaining good working relationships with stakeholders.
Most of Steve’s working life has been spent in areas that involved helping others in one way or another and making sure individuals are not written off by society, and that people are empowered to make the best use of opportunities that come their way. I know some great work has and is being done by Employ-Ability and I look forward to being a part of that success.
Daniel is based at Stansted Mountfitchet, Daniel supports adults with mental ill health back into employment and along their individual journeys. He covers Great Dunmow, Saffron Walden and all points between, working with his clients to build their confidence and settle them into the job role of their choice. He liaises with local employers to build good relationships for networking and finding placements for his clients. Daniel really enjoys seeing his clients grow with confidence and excelling once in employment. Daniel likes to be social, going to the theatre, singing and spending time with his two year old son.
Caroline supports people in Harlow back into work or training by addressing any confidence issues, helping with CV’s, applications, registering on-line and volunteering opportunities. Caroline is a member of St Paul’s church in Harlow and is an active member in her community, especially helping those that are homeless or unemployed.
Rianne joined Employ-Ability in January 2017 from the recruitment sector, prior to this she worked with special needs children and adults at a local school supporting the students and families. Rianne’s role with Employ-Ability focuses on; helping people with mental health find new employment, liaison with mental health teams and approaching local business on behalf of our clients
I feel grateful to be able to promote the employment opportunities for those currently experiencing mental health issues.
Mental health continues to be a key priority, and with an average of 1 in 4 people experiencing mental health issues, the link between a person’s mental health and their work life, cannot be underestimated.
Working can also help maintain an important part of a person’s identity – so they are not only defined by their mental health issues.
“Take care of your employees and they will take care of your business. It’s as simple as that.” Richard Branson
Andria provides 1-1 personalised support to users referred to the HeadsUp project. Covering the area of Thurrock, Andria helps users become work ready, which includes preparing their CV and identifying their career goals. Andria loves to spend time with her family, and is a keen beaded jewellery maker.
Debbie supports the Service Manager and looks after all of the office administration at Employ-Ability. She ensures that the rest of the staff have adequate support to work efficiently. She has extensive experience within administration support spanning over 35 years. Debbie enjoys spending time with her family and 4 grandchildren.
Emma provides support to clients in the area of Harlow to build their confidence and to support them with their employment goals and explores different ways to build and maintain their resilience. Emma helps people who are experiencing mental ill health to find new employment/training or to retain their current employment.
My past career involved working for a housing provider and a local charity, supporting vulnerable adults with, housing issues, domestic violence and most recently employment issues. I am committed in seeing others feel empowered by their own efforts.
Emma enjoys yoga and is also a keen gardener.
Patrick helps users in Epping. He provides 1-1 support to users, helping them with their confidence in order for them to reach their employment goals. He also facilitates support with employers who have employees with mental ill health. Patrick likes classic cars, snorkelling and vegetable growing!
David helps those with mental health problems to find paid work of voluntary work. His work also involves providing job retention services, working with clinicians and approaching employers to employ Employ-Ability’s users.
Sue has been in post since 2008. Sue’s background is predominantly in Recruitment, Sales and Retail. Sue began her career in London working in; retail, high street recruitment agencies and recruitment advertising. Sue leads her West team and is responsible for managing demand and their; caseloads, practice and professional development and developing relationships with employers and partners