Our people

C&K Careers staff at our annual conferenceWe have a highly experienced management team each with a proven track record in managing contracts, meeting targets and delivering results for our clients.

Our staff are all dedicated and well qualified – over 90% of our advisers are educated to level 4 or above in advice and guidance. Staff are organised into teams offering specialist expertise, including careers information, advice and guidance, work with NEET young people, IAG and CEIAG training, support to employers and training providers, and ICT services.

Our management team 

  • Vacant, Chief Executive
  • Louise, Head of Services (Young People)
  • Katren, Head of Business Development
  • Sarah, Head of Corporate Services

'Strategic direction and effective internal and external support from the Executive team and wider management group was frequently praised by delivery staff as being fundamental to maintaining the organisation's visibility and credibility across local authority areas.' matrix report, January 2016.

Our board

Based in West Yorkshire, the company is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and operates as a social enterprise across the country. Our Board of Directors comprises up to three appointed members from: Calderdale Council, Kirklees Council and the University of Huddersfield, and one from the National Children's Centre. Our Chair of the Board is Julie Pink, ‎Head of Schools and Colleges Liaison at the University of Huddersfield.

'The organisational approaches to Continuous Professional Development (CPD) bring to life the 'survive and grow', 'making a difference' and 'do it well' focuses. Since the last Assessment staff have benefitted from regular updates to professional practice and statutory and mandatory training. Impressively many participation advisers and careers advisers have progressed their level 4 advice and guidance qualifications to part or full level 6 awards.' matrix Report, January 2016.

'Leadership and direction provided by the Executive Board and middle management team continues to be a key organisational strength ... Staff are very clear on the organisational direction of travel and the goal to achieve exceptional performance. The workforce feels supported and values of autonomy and trust prevail.' matrix Report, January 2016.

'My internal induction was fantastic. It enabled me to truly understand my new role and how it links to the C&K Careers strategic aims'. matrix Report, January 2016.

'The TUPE into C&K Careers was so smooth and supportive. As a team we were immediately at home in an organisation whose whole business is quality IAG'. matrix Report, January 2016.

'People have a respect for and belief in top managers – they believe they are capable and competent.' IiP Review Report, December 2011.

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