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We wanted to give all our participants and partners an update on how things will look for CPO over the next few weeks, we can report the following:
With the continually changing rules around COVID and the subsequent measures being put into place, we wanted to confirm that because of services we offer CPO has been listed in legislation as an Essential Service.
CPO is remaining open 8:30am to 4:30pm. Centre4 main door will remain on a one-way system so the building will not be accessible to the public unless by appointment. Everyone will be expected to maintain social distancing and wear face coverings when they are in the building.
Most of CPO’s delivery will be conducted virtually, for those who need to come in for essential services, education and training where this cannot be delayed, they will be able to do so.
We are taking new referrals and can do this remotely. We are determined to ensure that everyone who needs our support will receive this in a way that makes them feel most comfortable.
When the situation changes, we will issue further updates.
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Stephen has a background in both education and journalism and became the Managing Director of CPO in April 2006. Stephen’s daily responsibilities include managing the organisation and business development.
Additionally Stephen is a Governor at John Whitgift Academy, a Director of NEL VCSE Alliance and of Cudox Wellbeing CIC and a Trustee of Lincolnshire Community Foundation.
Maureen is the Operations Manager at CPO. Her key role is to find ways of making the company more productive in its business operations. Maureen’s other responsibilities include supervising all employees and volunteers that come to CPO, as well as working with clients on our various projects.
Paul is a Business Administrator and his duties include: administering the Grimsby Full Families project, preparing publication orders, maintaining and updating company documents, and assisting with media and IT training. Paul started at CPO as a regular volunteer.
Having initially supported Joanne on one of our earliest projects she is now one of our longest serving members of staff. Recently Joanne has been appointed the Coordinator on our Building Better Opportunities project; her lived experience is proving vital in supporting those furthest from the labour Market.
Having a background of supporting young people in foster care and older people in residential care, Melissa works as part of the delivery team on our Grimsby Full Families project to help support local people.
Having previously been a project participant, Katie works as a delivery officer on our Building Better Opportunities project. Her role involves assisting and supporting our clients with things such as confidence building, computer skills and job search support.
Sharon is a Tutor at CPO, she comes with a wealth of experience in education and training. She is responsible for the delivery of the traineeship programme and accredited courses.
Having previously completed a Traineeship programme with CPO, Jessica is now employed by CPO as a Business Administrator Apprentice. Jessica’s role involves contributing to the efficiency of the Traineeships programme, supporting staff and trainees, including contributing to teaching and learning.
Want to be part of the CPO team? Get in touch to find out how you can get involved.
Michelle was for many years the editor of the Grimsby Telegraph, who helped form CPO in 2002. More recently she has worked for Estuary TV and Lovelle Bacons Estate Agency. Michelle has also set up her own consultancy company called Southbank PR.
Sally has 16 years of experience in Employment and Skills, for central government. The organisation provides a public service existing primarily for the benefit of the community and provides a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to their customers. Sally’s work involves developing support, training and employment opportunities for benefit claimants through engagement with local colleges, training providers and employers across North East Lincolnshire.
Maureen Favill is CPO’s Operations Manager and began working for the company in 2010.
Andrew’s role includes the day-to-day operational management of YMCA Humber accommodation services in Grimsby. The Accommodation Manager is focused on ensuring quality service delivery by equipping and empowering staff to work with residents restoratively and creatively, whilst ensuring safe accommodation provision across all three accommodation sites.
As a consultant Janette specialises in helping organisations to develop effective systems and processes to support their achievement of industry relevant accreditations and standards, and win business. Utilising her extensive knowledge in Supply Chain Management and Performance Strategies she helps organisations to work effectively together.
Paul started at CPO on work experience through the Job Centre. He proved to be such a capable, valued member of our team that he stayed on to volunteer for us, helping out with all our projects.
Stephen Ryder joined Community Press Office in September 2004 and became Managing Director in 2006. In 2011/12 he made the strategic changes which saw CPO become primarily an organisation that focused on education, training and employability.
Jen has over 25 years of experience in Employment and Skills, for central government and local authority. Jen is a member of the CDI, is a Mission Mentor, a Careers Ready mentor, co-leads the Northern Lincolnshire Adviser Gathering business support group, sits within several groups within the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership as part of the Employment and Skills Board and governs at two academies in Northern Lincolnshire.
Sarah’s career has seen her work in drama, film and events management. She has delivered projects assisting those with a learning disabilities and for older people, where she used drama to combat dementia.
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Centre4, 17a Wootton Road
Grimsby, N.E. Lincs, UK
Phone: 01472 236680