Meet the team

Meet the team

Meet some of our team who support our learners and participants on their journey!

From teaching assessors and tutors, to wellbeing officers and marketing staff, discover their wealth of experience and why they love working at Shaw Trust!

Meet the Team: Karen Collier

Meet the Team: Introducing Karen Collier

Karen joined us in December 2020 as Quality Assurance Officer for the Connecting Choices programme which supports those furthest from work in the Stoke-on-Trent area by breaking down barriers. Find out why Karen has caught the gardening bug and why she wanted to join Shaw Trust.
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Meet the Team: Introducing Jack Day

Jack joined us this year as Wellbeing Officer for Shaw Trust's Covid-19 Recovery Academy. Discover what motivates Jack and why he chose 'Proud' to represent his time with us!
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Meet the Team: Introducing Stacy Murkin

Stacy joined us in July 2021 as Field Claims Officer for the Connecting Choices programme in Stoke-on-Trent which supports people by breaking down barriers by opening doors to build better opportunities. Find out what motivates Stacy and why she wanted to join Shaw Trust.
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Meet the Team: Introducing Habib Ur Rehman

Habib joined Ixion in July 2021 and is the designated Teaching Assessor for the Data Analyst Level 4 Apprenticeship, Cyber Security Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship and Cyber Security Technologist Level 4 Apprenticeship.
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Meet the Team: Introducing Sean Harland

Sean has been with Ixion for over three years and has delivered construction training to apprentices and trainees before moving to his current role as a team lead.
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Meet the Team: Introducing Matthew Spooner

Matthew joined us in January 2021 as the Digital and Financial Inclusions Tutor for the Connecting Choices programme in Stoke-on-Trent who supports people by breaking down barriers and opening doors to opportunities. Find out how Matthew’s career has developed from being a warehouse operative into helping participants with their digital and financial needs.
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Meet the Team: Introducing Sarah Booth

Sarah joined us in September 2019 as the Financial Inclusions Tutor for the Connecting Choices Programme. Find out how Sarah's career has developed from being a Nursery Manager into helping participants with their financial needs.
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Meet the Team: Introducing Anil Varma

Anil joined us in February 2021 as Fields Claims Officer for the Connecting Choices programme. We caught up with Anil to discuss his impressive career span over the last 35 years from winning multiple awards and floating his business venture onto the FTSE AIM 100.
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Meet the Team: Introducing James Postlethwaite

James joined us in February 2021 as Marketing Officer for the Connecting Choices programme. From achieving a first-class honours degree in Business Management to his parent’s narrowboat – discover what inspires him and why his favourite animal is a lion!

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