John supervises and works alongside a group of 4-6 employees, carrying out allotment maintenance, grass cutting, hedge trimming, and allotment clearance work as well as taking on small contract work on behalf of Groundwork.
John previously worked in a factory in Leicester doing a variety of roles, before starting an Apprenticeship at Groundwork in 2001.
Highlight of the role: “Working as part of a team and being able to see the changes we make within the community we work.”
Why Groundwork South Yorkshire is great: “It allows me to do the work I enjoy, as well as working with a great team of people.”
James works alongside the rest of the Allotment Team carrying out allotment maintenance such as: grass cutting and hedge trimming and other allotment duties.
Prior to Groundwork, James did a Joinery Apprenticeship and also general home improvements.
Highlight of your role: Working as part of a team and helping other people develop and gain new skills.
Why Groundwork South Yorkshire is great: My role enables me to do the work I enjoy, with a group of people who all share the same passion.
Mick has been with Groundwork since January 2007. He is responsible for the day-to-day running of Rabbit Ings Country Park. This includes, daily patrols, organising events and promoting the park. Mick works closely with other organisations and hosts school trips, duathlons and cross country races.
Prior to working at Groundwork, Mick was a proud miner who worked his way up to colliery deputy. After that, he moved on to work for the Countryside Service departments at local councils to assist with guided walks and other events.
Highlight of the role: “Working outside, working with schools, organising and running events and thinking of new ideas”.
Why Groundwork South Yorkshire is great: “I enjoy the creative freedom that allows me to organise my daily role as I see fit. Management are also very supportive of my work on Rabbit Ings”.