Chair of Trustees
Helen’s professional career is focused on helping young people and adults to develop the skills, knowledge and experience to enter employment, education and training. She began her working life in the careers service, supporting young people with special needs. Helen has worked several government agencies and was the National Apprenticeship Service’s Head of Business Development for the North of England, involved in developing national models for apprenticeships and establishing an apprenticeships vacancies recruitment system. Since 2014, Helen has worked as a senior leader in Durham County Council, leading projects to help young unemployed people and adults with disabilities into work. In addition she also leads DurhamLearn, County Durham’s Adult Learning and Skills service.