We're excited to welcome Kevin to our Senior Leadership team where he will oversee education and children's services.
Can you tell us about your previous experience?
I have dedicated my career to making a difference to peoples’ lives and feel particularly passionate about helping young people reach their full potential.
Before joining MacIntyre, I worked for an independent training provider called PeoplePlus where I had responsibility for numerous contracts delivered on behalf of national and local government, including the provision of job finding support to the long term unemployed, rehabilitative services for offenders and the delivery of adult education to thousands of learners in prisons and the community.
Prior to that I was the Head of Skills at Suffolk County Council where I implemented a skills and employment strategy with the aim of inspiring young people to believe in their potential and make informed decisions about their future. One of my proudest career achievements is the design and setting up of the UK’s first dedicated Youth Job Centre, called MyGo, in partnership with Jobcentre Plus in Ipswich.
What made you apply to MacIntyre?
To be honest, I hadn’t heard of MacIntyre before seeing the job advertisement for the Group Director of Education and Children’s Services on the internet. I researched the organisation, spoke to the recruitment team and was able to spend a bit of time with Sarah Burslem talking about the role and what she and the Board were looking for in a potential applicant. What drew me to the organisation was the passion of everyone I spoke to about the important work MacIntyre does and the people it supports. It was also clear that we shared similar values and a belief that every child should be able to live and learn in an ambitious, child centred and nurturing environment regardless of their background or circumstances.
I am delighted to have discovered MacIntyre and feel privileged to have been asked to join your team.
What do you think you will bring to the role?
The team has already achieved a huge amount, not least in responding so proactively to the pandemic. I’m keen to listen and learn as much as I can about what’s already working and what we could do differently and better for the young people we support. My long-term aim is simple: to help colleagues and every young person we support reach their full potential. I hope to bring my experience of growth and business development to the table, alongside my determination, ambition and drive to deliver outstanding outcomes for the people we support.