Meet the team behind ITS Group the Leadership and Management team and the Board of Trustees.
ITS Group bring together the best of our leadership with our team consisting of a wide range of different personalities, experience and skills enabling us to serve the needs of employers, people and the community alike.
The following trustee post is available
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Alasdair Parker joined the ITS Group Board of Trustees in January 2016 having served as a co-opted Trustee for several months. Alasdair brings with him experience of Further Education and a history of working in business support. For the past five years Alasdair has worked directly with young people enabling and supporting them to set up their own businesses.
Martin joined ITS Group's Board of Trustees in 2015 having served as a co-opted Trustee for several months previously. Martin has a broad financial, management and commercial background, having worked as a company director for more than 15 years. Martin currently provides Financial and Non-Executive Directorships coupled with business advice for SMEs primarily in financial management and business development, with a focus on acquisitions. In January 2016 he became the Deputy Chair of the ITS Group Supervisory Board.
Joyce joined the Board in July 1995 following a career in banking and latterly as a senior member of Barnsley Careers Service. Her involvement actually goes back to 1980 when she was Careers Advisor to ITS among other local organisations, which continued until she took early retirement from the service.
Joyce’s main focus on the ITS Board is overseeing, guiding and challenging organisational development. Joyce is Deputy Chair of the Main ITS Group Supervisory Board.
John joined us in November 2002. John was a senior member of the Local Authority and was instrumental in setting up the organisation. John is very active in the Local Voluntary Sector and is currently involved with Voluntary Action Barnsley and The Elmhirst Trust. John is chair of the Finance ITS Group Sub-Board.
Chris is passionate about ITS Group and how, through the talented people of ITS, provide an excellent workforce development service for employers and the best experience in developing careers for individuals. Chris has worked in the post 16 training & education sector for more than 30 years, for Colleges, independent training providers and government agencies. Chris’s career includes leading national training companies and operated his own business since 2001 providing an interim senior management and leadership service for training and education organisations; all of which has been underpinned by a personal commitment to lifelong learning. Probably best known for his strategic work and work based training (regionally and nationally) and as a successful leader continues to offer breadth & depth of knowledge & experience in the ever-evolving world of post 16 training & education.
Jane leads a team of highly experienced and dynamic managers who are responsible for the delivery, quality and development of ITS Group’s key programmes and business objectives.
Jane has over 17 years experience working in a wide range of roles within ITS Group. These include contract administration and claims providing excellent understanding of stakeholder requirements. Jane is a qualified and experienced teacher and assessor which enables her to support and guide key delivery teams to achieve excellence in teaching and learning.
Her years of experience in managing quality assurance and improvement also ensures there are robust systems in place to continue to raise standards. This wealth of experience and knowledge of the business has provided Jane with the broad overview needed to effectively drive the business forward.
Alison has worked for ITS since 2001 starting out as an office administrator. Her vast knowledge and experience working in the training sector soon catapulted her to Management. Alison is responsible for the Shared Services business unit and over-sees the processing of learner paperwork throughout the learner journey, including registration and certification processes. Alison carries out monthly/quarterly management information analysis, across all programmes, and works with our Supply Chain Providers to ensure a consistent approach towards administration and data across our provision. Alison joined ITS from Prospect Training (Mexborough) where she had been a Finance Manager for 14 years.
Amy joined ITS as a learner in 2010, she moved on to an apprenticeship with the company as an administration assistant before becoming our full time receptionist on completing her apprenticeship. Amy went on to attain many qualifications including First Aid, Health & Safety and Fire Safety, this along with her dealings with contractors made it a natural progression to Premises and Facilities manager in early 2014.
Gina joined ITS on 1st Sept 2014, working in Hospitality since 2002 before moving into Education, working as an assessor and an internal quality assurer for a number of workplace providers and colleges. Gina is passionate about quality, and intends to drive forward the excellence across all areas of the business.
Alicia came to ITS in 2015 to drive and develop ITS’ Marketing and Communications strategies.She is responsible for growing the awareness of ITS among employers and learners across the region, maintaining and protecting the brand. She ensures all Marketing and Learner Recruitment activities are coordinated effectively. Alicia began her career as a Retail Manager for a premium high street brand in 2010 after completing an English Literature Degree and gaining a 2:1 from the University of Sheffield. Having been involved in the production of a number of publications since the age of 18, she then attained her NCTJ Diploma and progressed into a career as a freelance journalist, working for a number of local and regional publications.
Before joining the ITS Group Alicia was employed by a publishing group in a Features and Commercial Editor role. She was responsible for writing effective content for both traditional and digital media, in addition to: ensuring the smooth running of events; working with advertising clients to develop contracts and manage relationships; overseeing all feature publications and magazines. This saw her further develop her Commercial Management, Marketing and PR skills. Alicia is currently undertaking her Chartered Institute of Marketing Level 6 Professional Diploma, with a focus on Digital Marketing.
Elizabeth has 19 years' experience as a college lecturer. Previously she managed multiple sites and teams within the training and education industry in Yorkshire. In 2000 she started her own beauty clinic and managed a thriving business for more than 11 years. In 2011 Elizabeth sold her business and left lecturing behind to found her own training academy. She was Principal of the academy for 4 years, until 2015 when she sold the highly successful business to ITS. She now managed the Study Programme across all sites and continues to teach Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing to Level 3.
Vonny has worked at Independent Training Services since 2008. She has adapted and developed her skills to meet the demands and continuous changes to government training and learning programmes.
Vonny values her experience of working with young people and adults and firmly believes in the lifelong learning ethos. She has managed several government funded programmes for young people and adults during her 17 years at BMBC Training and Employment Services and subsequently managing the E2E programme at Barnsley College. Vonny has established a wide network of stakeholders from the business and education sectors and the wider community.
A keen champion for ITS, Vonny is passionate about working with the rest of the team to realise ITS’s vision “To be the partner of choice, leading the way through innovation and excellence”
Angie has worked for ITS since 2012 and is responsible for the delivery of the Study Programme, and the apprenticeship programme, and is accountable for the smooth running of the programmes.
She has worked has a training Manager and IQA for 6 years for a national provider, prior to that worked for 12 years as an area manager for a nationwide jewellery chain.
She has a number of business managers who manage the teams and report directly to her.
Janice has worked at ITS since 2007 started as an assessor for health and social care, gained my IQA and Level 4 Health and Social since starting with ITS. I have worked in the Care sector since 1986 then started with another training provider as an assessor in 2002.
Janice has progressed to become a Business manager at ITS and work with a number of Training Managers throughout the Yorkshire and Humber region delivering a range of qualifications from level 2 to 5.