Jane Bamforth - Talent Match Coach

Jane has been with Groundwork South Yorkshire since June 2014 and works as a Talent Match coach. Jane coaches young people who have been out of work for a year or more. Alongside this, Jane works as part of the wider Talent Match team in the Sheffield City Region by liaising and supporting other organisations in the area.

Prior to joining Groundwork, Jane worked in schools and colleges providing young people with valuable career advice and support. Jane has also supported adults with mental health difficulties.

Highlight of the role: “Supporting someone who has never worked from leaving school, has no confidence, no real experience of work, no qualifications, to reach the point where employment is a real possibility for them, through setting up work placements and sourcing relevant training and positive encouragement through all the 'blips'.”

Why Groundwork South Yorkshire is great: “I feel my contribution is valued, I am encouraged to use my knowledge and experience to enhance the service provided to clients.  I like the diversity of Groundwork's activities and the staff working in the different sectors.  It is a friendly place to work.”