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Meet the Team

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Hi I’m Tina and I have worked for Trust for over 5 years and worked in 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
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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 lol and a fine weather gardener.

Neil Keeton

Employer Liaison / Goals Trainer
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My name is Julie, My role involves all aspects of administration for Aspire to Be, I have worked for the Trust for 16 years doing various jobs from learning support assistant to exams officer then admin. I’m married with 2 grown up children and enjoy keeping fit by exercise and running, Holidays in the sun are my favourite but like walking holidays when the weather is cooler.

Julie Wright

Barbra sat at desk

I’m Barbara and have worked for the Trust for 14 years first as a Residential Support Worker then became a Work Coach/Trainer. I have a passion for reading family fiction and my favourite era is the 1940’s, my weakness is anything to do with the designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh from jewellery to Hotels  dedicated to his designs.

Barbra Malone

Work Coach / Trainer

Hi I’m Simon and 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
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I’m Brian; I have worked for the Trust for 22 years first worked in the Sports Dept then became a Residential Support Worker and moved to Aspire to Be.

 I attended School here from the age of 2 to 16 yrs, on 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 and Mentor

My name is Gez and I have worked for 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