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The Senior Management Team

Jo Bradley-Fortune - Executive DirectorJo has been a senior leader in the Voluntry and Public sector for over 15 years.  She has been responsible for leading a range of community focussed projects supporting excluded and socially isolated young people and adults to re-engage and benefit from mainstream provision.  She has been responsible for supporting young people at risk of exclusion, and those already excluded, back into school, supported women with no or few qualification sot engage in learning and access the workplace by developing close links with employers and worked and developed a highly successful employment support model for individuals who are long term unemployed in partnership with colleges, private sector and the local authority.  Her previous roles have included being a Work Learning Manager responsible for 7 vocational areas for over 300 young people excluded from mainsteam provision and she has been responsible for establishing alternative learning and Entry to Employment programmes throughout the City.  In her current role Jo is responsible for leading a team that provide expert advice and support to disadvantaged communities in the fields of employment access, food, environmental awareness and access, landscape maintenance, landscape architecture and target youth and play work.  Jo sits on a number of Boards, including Working Nottingham and the Children's and Young People's partnership.  Jo joined Groundwork Greater Nottingham in 2008.

Claire Hale - Operations ManagerClaire worked in supported living for a total of 4 years and then moved to work in the housing sector as a housing support co-ordinator.  This involved setting up and running a floating support service across 7500 properties in Hampshire (support focused on tenancy sustainment, budgeting, life skills and involvement in welfare rights issues, as well as multi-agency working with healthcare providers and mainstream support services where involvement was needed.  Following this Claire worked as a homlessness officer, assessing and making decisions on homelessness applications, finding suitable accommodation for people to whom there was a statutory duty and providing intervention and support to help prevent those in insecure accommodation becoming homelss.  This then led to Claire working for Nottingham YMCA, first as Assistant Housing Manager, then Housing Services Manager responsible for managing up to 107 bed spaces for homeless people aged 16+ with medium/high support needs.  Claire joined Groundwork Greater Nottingham in 2010.

Jo Phelan - Places ManagerJo, a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute since 1989, is the manager of Groundwork Greater Nottingham's Places Team.   She has over 20 years experience of delivering all elements of landscape consultant's services for public and private sectors including: project management, monitoring and reporting, full project design and specification, contract administration of implementation through to completion, establishment and handover, full community consultation and engagement, fundraising, planning and environmental control.  Over the years Jo has worked in all sectors - private, voluntary and public and demonstrated her genuine commitment to sustainable development and design.  Jo has worked in the North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands on wide ranging projects including: housing regeneration, land reclamation, school grounds, formal, informal and natural play, private gardens, trails and long distance routes, heritage landscapes, master plans, eco-housing developments and care homes, conservation landscpaes and public realm.  Jo joined Groundwork Greater Nottingham in 2008.

Phillip Shaw - Head of Finance & ICTPhillip is responsible for all the Trust's accounting and financial reporting.  A qualified accountant he joined Groundwork Greater Nottingham in 2004.