The Team

Daniel Abbott
Employment Specialist - Uttlesford

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.

Kelli Clark
Project Coordinator of Heads Up Project

Kelli helps users in the area of West and South Essex. She leads on the delivery of the HeadsUp project and ensures all runs smoothly with the users and peer support workers. In her spare time, Kelli plays roller derby and is an ambassador for the “This Girl Can” campaign.

Ian Crow
Employment Specialist - Harlow

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.

Rebecca Dykes
Employment Specialist - Harlow

Rebecca joined as an Employment Specialist for the Harlow area in October 2018. Previously to this, Rebecca has worked for a domestic abuse charity where she gained experience working with vulnerable clients and completed a Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Survivors of Domestic Abuse. In 2016, Rebecca obtained a degree in Sociology and Criminology from the University of Liverpool. Rebecca’s role at Employ-Ability is to support clients with mental ill health back into work and also to support with job retention cases. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys playing netball, walking her dog and baking.

Kevin Garrod
Service Manager

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.

Caroline Hatton
Peer Support Worker, HeadsUp Project

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 Hoye
Employment Specialist - Loughton

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

Shelley Ann Joseph
Employment Specialist Castlepoint

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

Josie Lester
Employment Specialist - Basildon

Josie is a recent psychology counselling graduate with experience in a verity of mental health services. Josie’s career has seen her working with local authorities, the NHS and being involved with the mental health charity MIND. Josie has a love for music, culture and travel. A keen rock climber, sea kayaker; finding the balance with yoga practise.

Andria Moggridge
Peer Support Worker on Heads Up Project

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.

Katy McKee
Peer support worker on HeadsUp Project

I am currently supporting participants in the Uttlesford and Loughton areas who feel that their mental health may be holding them back from finding and maintaining employment or training. My background as a Special Needs Co-ordinator within schools has given me an understanding of a range of difficulties, both mental and physical, and how they can impact on people’s self-confidence and well-being.
In my spare time I care for my son who has special needs and music is a passion that we both share. I also enjoy walking our dog in the fields near my home and like to roller skate as much as possible.

Debbie Parry

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 Pope
Employment Specialists

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.

Dawn Sargent
Employment Specialists

Dawn started as a Peer Support Worker within the HeadsUp project covering South Essex, helping the long term unemployed regain their confidence while guiding them with training and 1:1 support, searching for new opportunities in the workplace.  She has now progressed to Employment Specialist, working closely with the clinical team providing clients with a similar 1:1 support service.  She has personal experience of the journey and works hard to leverage this experience in helping those in need.

Patrick Sullivan
Senior Employment Specialist - Epping

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!

Peter Taylor
Lead Employment Specialist - South

Peter is based in Canvey Island, supporting people with mental health problems in the Castlepoint area of Essex. Peter leads his South team and is responsible for managing demand and their; caseloads, practice and professional development and developing relationships with employers and partners.

David Walkerley
Senior Employment Specialist - Rochford

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.

Perry Williams
Peer Support Worker, HeadsUp Project
Sue Witty
Lead Employment Specialist West

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