Meet the Team

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Hi I’m Tina and I have worked for the Trust for over 5 years and worked in the Welfare to Work Industry for 15 years.


I love the saying “one person’s trash is another’s treasure” as I enjoy transforming old things into new reusable items. I am very community minded and invested a lot of time volunteering in my local area providing activities for 4 to 18 year olds and employability/training for adults and was a District Councillor from 2010 – 2015. 

Tina Rafferty

Aspire to Be Manager
Neil Keeton

Hi I’m Neil; I have worked for the Trust for over 5 years liaising with employers and supporting clients but worked in the Welfare to Work Industry for over 10 years.


I’m into most sports especially Football (for my sins Chesterfield is my team) and hold a season ticket as I have done since 1980. I gained a Level 1 in FA Coaching in Football and ran my local children’s football team for 5 years.  I enjoy DIY, especially since I have completed a garage conversion, and fine weather gardening.

Neil Keeton

Employer Liaison / Goals Trainer

Hi I’m Simon and I have worked for the Trust since 2014, first as an Admin assistant/Volunteer then progressed to becoming a Work Coach. I am well known here at DDT as I started here as a school boy  through to college.


I have a passion for train spotting and love travelling. I am the Chair of Doncaster Deaf Leisure club and Vice – Chair of Doncaster Deaf Society, I also support the Trust with archiving as I find history very interesting.

Simon Tacey

Work Coach/Instructor
Brian at desk

I’m Brian; I have worked for the Trust for 22 years, working first in the Sports Department then I became a Residential Support Worker and most recently moved to Aspire to Be.


 I attended School here from the age of 2 to 16 yrs, upon leaving school I went on to play professional Football for Sheffield Wednesday and have run the College football team for 17 years.

Brian Green

Work Coach/Instructor and Mentor

My name is Gez and I have worked for the Trust for 16 years first as a Residential Support Worker then transitioned to Aspire to Be. I love my caravan and spend as much time I can there as well as walking my little Yorkshire Terrier Cracker. 

Gez Naylor

Work & Wellbeing Coach/Instructor