Meet the Team

This is our team, a lot of smiling happy people who work hard to empower the people who need it.

Adele Cook

Managing Director

“Managing Springboard means I get to share the moments when people achieve things they never thought they would.”

Adele Cook

Managing Director

Adele started the business nearly 17 years ago, and takes a hands on approach to running it. While taking responsibility for tenders and contracts, as well as identifying suitable courses as the requirements for employment evolve, she also works closely with learners and job seekers, and is particularly proud of the team she’s built up t support them.

Away from the office, Adele keeps active with a spot of tap dancing, playing netball for a local team, and weekends away in the campervan with her family.

Beth Roche

Marketing Administrator & Tutor

“The massive amount of experience that the Springboard team has means we can help people from all walks of life – and we do that everyday.”

Beth Roche

Marketing Administrator & Tutor

Beth joined Springboard in 2016, and her enthusiastic approach to supporting learners has seen her take on a range of roles in the business – from teaching through to managing our Facebook profile.

Outside of work, Beth has the call of the road, and enjoys caravan trips across Europe with her family whenever possible. Failing that she can be found taking her faithful hound on a jog.

Erin Iredale

Learning Centre Administrator

“Working for Springboard has given me the opportunity to contribute to a brilliant organisation that changes people’s lives for the better.”

Erin Iredale

Learning Centre Administrator

Erin began working for Springboard on a 6 month placement as part of the Kickstart scheme in 2021, and since then has become a permanent member of the team.

In her spare time, Erin enjoys watching films, often taking trips to the cinema to see the latest releases. When not doing that, she likes to draw and paint.

Lynne Singleton

Tutor

“I’ve nearly 20 years experience as a careers advisor, and I can honestly say the team at Springboard are the most helpful, friendly and inclusive I’ve worked with.”

Lynne Singleton

Tutor

Lynne joined Springboard in 2019. Supporting clients who are looking to develop new skills and get back into work, Lynne enjoys the diversity of people that she meets and tutors, and finds great job satisfaction when someone gets the job they wanted.

Away from work, Lynne enjoys walking her dog and socialising with friends and family. Just don’t tell anyone she’s a closet Love Island fan.

Linda Walker

Tutor

“Every day I see Springboard making valuable contributions to our community. It’s so fulfilling to be a part of a team that can truly make a difference.”

Linda Walker

Tutor

Linda is one of Springboard’s maths tutors. She has been with the business since 2018 and teaches learners of all abilities and levels. She understands how frightening the thought of attending a maths class might be, so her lessons are friendly and relaxed, with a focus on providing learners a safe place to discover that maths really isn’t as awful as they might’ve originally thought!

When she’s not tutoring or being a taxi service for her kids, Linda can usually be found at the side of a rugby pitch, or at her tap and ballet classes.

Julie Malkin

Tutor

Julie Malkin

Tutor

Helen Howarth

Tutor

“Springboard is community focused, helping to develop skills which support career and social progression for all.”

Helen Howarth

Tutor

Helen spends much of her working day with clients, helping them with their CV’s and looking for appropriate work opportunities. Sometimes, that can also mean identifying skills development through training.

After a typically hectic working week, Helen spends weekends away supporting her daughter who events horses, or relaxing at home with a good book and a glass of wine.