Phil Hayes - Operations Director

Phil has been with Groundwork South Yorkshire since June 2014. He joined as our Operations Director and is responsible for overseeing the various programmes including Talent Match, Community Work Placements, Barnsley Allotments, Green Doctors and the management of Rabbit Ings Country Park.

Phil started off as a baker and confectioner and worked his way up in retail management. Since then, Phil has worked in the voluntary, community and social enterprise management sector, which led him nicely to Groundwork.

Highlight of the role: “It’s incredible to witness when the team make such a difference to someone’s life though their commitment, compassion and tenacity”.

Why Groundwork South Yorkshire is great: “Working here gives me the freedom to express myself within a solid and professional framework”.