We are a small, friendly team based in Knaresborough, with a big ambition to create a Yorkshire where every person is empowered to thrive in their life and work.
The Better Connect immediate family consists of our amazing staff members who are united in their passion for our mission but unique in their specific contribution of skills, qualities and substantial talents.
Introducing our staff team…
If you think you would like to join our team, you can find out more about what it’s like to work at Better Connect and see our existing opportunities on our Careers page.
— Chris Hailey-Norris, Chief Officer, Selby District AVS
— Emily Havercroft – Director of Making Things Happen
— Elizabeth Marshall Operations Manager – Orb Community Enterprise
— Max May – Director and CEO of Rural Arts
— CJ Allison – Yorkshire Employability Manager – Resume Foundation
As a not-for-profit company, we’re extremely lucky to be supported by a highly skilled and (we think) pretty impressive Board of Directors.
Our Directors all have experience of senior leadership roles with non-profits or governmental organisations and provide strategic leadership, creative thinking and accountability to our Executive Team.
Introducing our Board…
We are proud to be a values-based organisation. Our values were developed by our staff team and they inform what we do, the way we communicate and what it’s like to work with us. They are:
Everything we do is based on partnerships. We are committed to demonstrating generous leadership and ensuring that everyone who is affected by our work, is involved in shaping it
We believe in the potential of our partners and participants to thrive. We are committed to recognising and building on strengths and we aim to unlock the potential of everyone we work with
We champion diversity and treat everyone fairly and with respect. Fairness and transparency are embedded within the culture, processes and procedures of the organisation at all levels
We take the time to get to know what’s important for people we work with and to understand how we can best support them. We build relationships on a foundation of mutual trust and respect
We have an ambitious vision and we know that achieving it will involve doing things differently and leaving well-worn paths. We are excited by this opportunity to take new and innovative approaches
We recognise the huge challenges facing society. Yet we remain hopeful that a better society can be created and that our programmes and our strategic influencing can contribute positively to that change