01628 685661


Local Jobs for Local People


01628 685661

Meet the Team

Grow Our Own Manager

Jo has worked within the Employment and Skills sector for over 17 years, and has managed contracts and services in the sector both here in the UK and overseas. Jo manages the Service objectives and ensures the team is able to meet the local skills priorities, but as a qualified IAG professional Jo also works side by side with her colleagues to provide 1:1 careers support for our local residents.

“It is an honour for me to work for a local authority that continues to prioritise employments and skills opportunities for the local community. My team are some of the most dedicate and professional people I have had the pleasure to manage over my time working in this sector”
Employment and Training Advisor

Lara has been at the council for 7 years since she was an apprentice, and is now the teams qualified Employment and Training advisor, she has seen first hand the progression that can happen at the council. Lara also delivers the internal apprenticeship and work experience programmes and works closely with the Elevate Berkshire scheme enabling young people in the Borough to achieve their goals.

‘I’ve seen lots of changes in my years at the borough, but continue to enjoy the challenges my diverse role provides. I love being at the heart of the community and the fact that no one day is the same. I get to go out and about, meet lots of new people and see all the great work that services are delivering across Windsor and Maidenhead. I also couldn’t wish for a better team to work with!’
Service Coordinator

Kate arranges the team’s activities and provides administrational support for Job Clubs and other courses delivered. She is also responsible for overseeing the data collection and management of MIS systems.

‘I work with a genuinely brilliant team who make my day full of laughs. I am also allowed to make as many lists and colourful excel spreadsheets as I like.’
Administration Assistant

Jenna’s job role has evolved during her time at the council. Jenna Started off as an apprentice within Business Administration then moved on to a full time position as an Administration Assistant. Now her day to day is a mix of Grow Our Own responsibilities and working on the Elevate Berkshire project in the Hub located in the Nicholson shopping centre. Another varied role, her path has now taken her to study for level 4 in Information and Guidance.

Grow Our Own Apprentice

Sam is currently undergoing an apprenticeship in Business Admin and so is kept very busy with learning new skills and processes which will allow her job opportunities to broaden on completion. She works closely with all the team to get a wide skills base in administration and customer service.

‘I feel very lucky to be with this team; they are so supportive when it comes to helping with my apprenticeship work and are fun to be around everyday’

Contact Us

Town Hall
St Ives Road

Tel: 01628 685661

Email: info@growourown.co.uk