The Team

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.

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 peoples 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.

Daniel Abbott
Employment Specialist - Uttlesford

Daniel is based at Stansted Mountfitchet and 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.

Peter Taylor
Employment Specialist - Castlepoint

Peter is based in Canvey Island, supporting people with mental health problems in the Castlepoint area of Essex. Being able to assist people to get into work or volunteering is increasingly seen by many professionals as an essential element of the recovery process. It is a privilege to be able to play such a key role in the re-building of someone’s life, where hope and satisfaction replace fear and stagnation.

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.

Patrick Sullivan
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!

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.

Emma Pope
Peer Support Worker on Heads Up Project

Emma provides support to users in the area of Harlow, on the HeadsUp project. She helps users to build their confidence and explores different ways to build and maintain their resilience and help them discover their personal strengths. Emma enjoys yoga and is also a keen gardener..

Dawn Sargent
Peer Support Worker on Heads Up Project

Dawn helps users in the area of Castlepoint, Rochford and Southend. She provides 1-1 support to users on the HeadsUp Project to help them reach their potential in their careers. Dawn is a mummy to 3 and a keen gardener!

Caroline Hatton
Office Administrator, HeadsUp Project

Caroline looks after all of the office administration at Employ-Ability. She ensures that the rest of the staff have adequate support to work efficiently. Caroline is an active member in her community, especially helping those that are homeless or unemployed.

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.

Sue Witty
Senior Employment Specialist Harlow

Senior Employment Specialist Harlow
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:

  • Staff recruitment, induction and supervision and ongoing training and support
  • Working with a large caseload of clients with severe and enduring mental health needs to secure and sustain meaningful employment.
  • Brokering jobs from local industry and maintaining good working relationships
David Walkerley
Employment Specialist - Rochford

David Walkerley is an Employment Specialist- David Joined us in March 2016 from the Charity Sector where he was working as an Employment Broker for Catch 22 helping young people from disadvantaged back ground achieve their career goals.

David’s Role with Employ-Ability focuses on

  • Helping people with mental health find new employment (paid and voluntary)
  • Job retention cases
  • Support our clients and sign post them to other organisations that can help
  • Liaise with the mental health Doctor’s and clinician teams
  • Attend weekly meetings
  • Approach new local business on behalf of our clients

David’s background includes extensive experience in the following areas: Welfare to Work, Employer Engagement, Property Management/Sales & Retail.