Covid-19 Statement

TCHC Group has responded to the advice from the Government and we are fully embracing social distancing to minimise risks to our employees. After putting stringent safety measures in place we’re pleased to announce that our offices and training centres have re-opened. Visitors to our offices must pre-arrange via telephone on 01923 698430. Where access to our offices or centres is unavailable, we’d like to advise our customers, clients and partners that we can offer a very extensive range of remote and distance learning options. Please contact us on onlinecourses@tchc.net or view our online offer for more information.

For more information on the coronavirus please seek information on gov.uk/coronavirus or nhs.uk/coronavirus 

A copy of our office risk assessments can be found here: Watford, Stansted, Clacton, Ipswich, Peterborough and Thurrock.

Cheryl Dozzell - GAPs Programme Manager

Cheryl Dozzell

Cheryl joined TCHC in 2014, following redundancy from a 7-year post in a Suffolk College, and is our GAPs Programme Manager for the 16-19 Learning opportunities. She is also Deputy Head of Safeguarding, protecting the welfare of all our learners. Cheryl has a wealth of experience within the Education Sector, supporting the most difficult to reach young people into Further Education, Apprenticeships and University.

Cheryl believes that everyone is unique, and every young person should have the opportunity to improve their own life and the chance to succeed in life.

 

Deb Paine - Centre Manager

Deb is the centre manager for the GAPS and NEETS programme in Peterborough and has recently taken on the role as programme manager for NEETS in GCGP CPCA.

Deb joined TCHC Group in early 2015. Starting as a personal advisor delivering employability skills across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to the long term unemployed, lone parents, those under threat of redundancy, 50+ clients and mental health and wellbeing support. In 2016 taking over the NEETS programme in Northamptonshire, working with young people who were NEET or at risk of becoming NEET. Having spent some time working in HMP Peterborough, supporting clients with employability upon release, Deb then took over to the GAPS programme in Cambridge in 2018. Moving over to Peterborough in the spring to open the GAPS study programme there, she has spent the last two years building up the centre to the one it is today, supporting many young people to gain qualifications and life skills to enable them to move forward with their careers or into further education. It is a warm and welcoming centre with a committed team that cares for the wellbeing and progression of their students.

Deb has a long history of working with both adults and young people, helping them to gain employment and apprenticeships and has a passion for encouraging people to achieve their worth and striving for their ultimate goals.

 

Jane Sullivan - Programme Manager Opportunity Suffolk

Jane Sullivan

Jane joined TCHC in early 2017 to lead the Building Better Opportunities programme in Suffolk – Opportunity Suffolk. Whilst starting her career as a Planning Officer in local government, she expanded her innate organisational and partnership working skills to lead government funded programmes across the East of England, assisting local government bodies to improve collaborative working. She has also worked at the University of Cambridge, Cancer Research UK and the Welcome Trust, organising a range of events with high net-worth individuals, academics, scientists, alumni and Race for Life participants.

Outside of work, Jane has been a Trustee for Medic Malawi – a charity raising funds to support a hospital, orphanage and outreach work in the community of Mthunthama. Her interest in this was sparked by an early upbringing in Eswatini and Nigeria and from extensive travels across the African continent. She has a keen interest in cycling, wildlife and cross-stitch - all of which have played a part in fund-raising activities for various charities.

 

Nicola March - BBO Programme Manager (GCGP Community Connections North / SEM Enterprising People)

Nicola is the Programme Manager for two of our Building Better Opportunities, National Lottery Community Fund projects - Greater Cambridgeshire and Greater Peterborough, Community Connections North and SEMLEP, Enterprising People. She is also a Designated Safeguarding Lead for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough BBO Participants.

Nicola came to the TCHC Group in March 2018 after spending 13 years working in the Welfare to Work sector. Over ten of those years were working for the same organisation, in a variety of roles from, Eastern Region Team Leader, Employment Engagement and Quality Assurance. However, the majority of her time was as a Centre Manager running various centres, often more than one simultaneously, driving performance across contracts and locations. During her time in the sector, she has worked on 20 different contracts in both voluntary projects like The Programme Centre contract and mandatory participation projects such as the work Programme as well as running sub-contracts including Reed in Partnerships Work Routes Programme. 

Nicola has a history of turning under preforming contracts, or contracts where improvements are required, into successful contracts, meeting and beating all targets and requirements whilst improving quality and customer experience. She is very passionate about her work, strives on new challenges, is highly motivated to achieve and to ensure that all of the individuals she works with also achieve their goals.

Her BBO Community Connections project has gone from strength to strength, helping TCHC to gain an extension to the project in 2019 to run the project for several further years until 2022. Since officially taking over the project, Nicola and her team have achieved a 100% pass rate on every quarterly sample audit carried out by the National Lottery Community Fund for both participants and finance. The project is performing extremely well and by the end of March 2020 had already achieved all of its baseline project targets for both starts and Main results that it was supposed to have achieved by 2022.

The staff and the partners on the BBO project are now working towards the final stretch targets for the project, half of which for individual start categories have already been achieved such as the taking on of economically inactive participants, which they have already achieved 112% of the stretch target for the extension. Main result targets for the complete project stretch targets including extension have also been already over achieved by the end of March 2020. Those that went into training 175 at 142% of target, those who found work 242 at 198% of target and those that were economically inactive at the start that are now job searching 130 at 103% of target.

Outside of work, Nicola enjoys a variety of many different craft projects, not limited to but especially where upcycling is involved which increases environmental sustainability and spending time in her garden when the weather is nice.

 

Tyrone Bradnam

Tyrone is the Team Leader covering the Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds GAPS provision. Tyrone began his career in North London working for Arsenal Football Club. As a qualified football coach working in North London schools  it was within this role where Tyrone gained his passion of supporting challenging young people by helping them overcome barriers to learning. 

It was after this period that Tyrone decided a teaching career was the route he would like to take so he left North London for Suffolk working on various projects including Tutor at a pupil referral unit and Team Leader of the Princes Trust Programme. After being awarded as a 'Prices Trust Champion' in 2013 Tyrone moved on to TCHC as a tutor supporting young people at Suffolk New College in Ipswich. Tyrone has now been with TCHC for almost 5 years and has developed himself into a Team Leader.  Tyrone is very passionate about supporting the young people he works with and aims to provide all learners the opportunity to move on to a positive progression.