Welcome to SOAR

Here at SOAR, we are constantly evolving and changing in the pursuit of excellence. To help achieve this, our recruitment processes are about getting the right people, to fit the right posts.

Penny Thompson – Centres Development Coordinator

Penny joins the organisation as the Centres Development Coordinator and is part of the team who are responsible with the day to day running of the centres & developing links with the community.

“My new role is Centres Development Coordinator for Longley 4 Greens and focusing on the community. My responsibilities include engaging with everybody in the Southey area, offering support and guidance.  To have a sustainable centre that provides services that have been shaped by the community for the community.

I’m excited about being on the ground meeting with local residents listening to their stories. Connecting and creating groups of people with shared interests, helping them to develop a culture of possibility, where people believe in the ability to create change in the own area.

My passions are in the environment, also being a activist for social injustices. i.e. zero hour contract, universal credit etc.”

Ellis Coe – Family Advocacy Worker

Ellis joins the organisation as the Family Advocacy Worker and is part of the team who are responsible for helping you express your views and wishes and help you stand up for your rights.

“My role is to advise and support families with various family matters and to advocate for those that feel they cannot effectively represent themselves. I am most excited to represent underrepresented groups within our community. It is a pleasure to walk alongside and support those most in need of advice and guidance.

In my spare time i’m a mother of two young children that commits my spare time to watching them develop and grow. I love going to the theatre, watching stand up comedy and the occasional long countryside walk with my dog, Zeus.

Hanna Ramsden – Reception and Building Coordinator

Hanna joins the organisation as a Reception and Building Coordinator and is part of the team who are responsible with the day to day running of the centres.

“I am excited in gaining new experiences and working with the Centre’s staff, tenants and community. Outside of work, I love spending time with my ‘3 F’S’, Family, Friends and Frenchie’s. My other passions are travelling to new places around the world, interior design and architecture”.

Next time you’re at SOAR, be sure to say hello to our newest member of the team.