Our Team

Read about some of the experts on our team who bring decades of experience from the business, recruitment and charity sectors.

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    Jocelyn Hillman OBE - Founder and CEO

    Jocelyn founded Working Chance from her kitchen table in 2009, inspired by the talent and potential of the women she had met in prisons across the UK.

    Prior to founding Working Chance, Jocelyn spent years working at senior levels in the voluntary, public and private sectors.

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  • Emma Connolly Head of Recruitment and Support

    Emma Connolly - Head of Recruitment and Support

    Emma joined us in 2017 and comes with over 8 years’ experience of working in recruitment in both public and private sectors at REED.
    She has previously specialised in Employer Services and managed multi-site referral processes across five London offices at Ingeus, to help reduce unemployment across the government's Work Programme.

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    Zara Crane-Davies – Head of Manchester Office

    With over 14 years' experience of working within the criminal justice system, Zara has extensive knowledge about the challenges faced both by women with convictions and care leavers.

    An expert in understanding what a business needs from their employees, she has provided advice to HR teams on how to successfully recruit women ex-offenders.

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    Hazel Flower ACA - Head of Finance & Operations

    Hazel completed her chartered accountancy qualification whilst working for Deloitte, specialising in telecommunications, media and technology clients.

    She has held various finance roles over the last ten years, working in industries including banking, market research and hospitality.

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    Nawal Amari – Recruitment Consultant

    Nawal joined us in 2016 and has just celebrated her first anniversary in the world of recruitment.

    She specialises in placing candidates into the hospitality and construction sectors.

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    Emma Dahl – Impact and Performance Analyst

    Emma joined us in 2016 having completed a Masters in Economics.

    She has previously worked as a researcher on international poverty and development issues in Kenya and South Africa and has a keen interest in justice and equality issues.

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    Emma George – Recruitment Consultant

    With a background in sales, Emma has worked both in the private and public sectors.

    She joined us in 2016 and has experience working in the retail, education and television industries. She also volunteers for a local community project.

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    Caryn Henderson - Senior Recruitment Consultant

    Caryn joined us in 2015 and helps develop and maintain our relationships with both employers and candidates. She also facilitates many of our employability courses and workshops.

    Previously, Caryn worked in the banking sector - first as a branch manager and then with the premium and private banking teams. 

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    Georgette Mitchell – Finance and Administration Officer

    Georgette has over 25 years' experience in Financial & Administration Management. She has previously worked in a wide variety of financial roles, including as a Loss Assessor Manager and Financial Manager.

    Georgette has financial, management and insurance qualifications.

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    Amba Nkundo – Advice and Support Officer

    Amba has worked with young people for almost 10 years. She began working with care leavers with the Hackney Youth Service and became a senior support worker with Precious Homes.

    She is experienced in working with young people, both in care settings and in more independent settings. Amba has an HND in Social Work.

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    Nina Robertson – Advice and Support Officer

    Nina has worked in the third sector for over 10 years, specialising in debt and finance issues for the last five years.

    She has worked internationally with a number of local charities in the Middle East, including with a microfinance institution for women entrepreneurs. She has also worked on a financial capability project at Quaker Social Action. Nina has a degree in Environment and Sociology.

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    Stephanie Robinson - Marketing and Communications Coordinator

    Stephanie joined Working Chance in 2016 and has worked in a variety of communications roles across the media and charity sectors, including as a Senior Producer, Press Officer and Video Journalist.

    A film school graduate, she has also worked with MTV, The Weinstein Company, The Sunday Times and human rights charity Videre Est Credere.

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    Claire Saint - Management Consultant

    Claire has extensive recruitment experience in the commercial sector and has previously worked as a Sales Manager in the travel industry. She first joined Working Chance in 2009, having specialised in the search and selection for office services, hospitality and call centres.

    She has built long-term partnerships with employers, prisons and referral partners and now works with us on a freelance basis.

  • Haydn Scott Recruitment Consultant

    Haydn Scott – Recruitment Consultant

    Haydn has over 13 years' recruitment experience in a variety of sectors. He has worked as both a consultant and manager and has specialist knowledge of working with care leavers and people with convictions. 

    Previously, he worked with Reed and Kelly Services in commercial recruitment.

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    Maria Seago – Advice and Support Officer

    Maria joined us in 2017 and comes experienced in working with young people, including those affected by gang culture.

    She previously held a number of roles at St Giles Trust, including as a children and families caseworker, project worker and peer mentor.

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    David Stannard – Recruitment Consultant

    David has over 7 years' experience as a recruitment consultant. Previously he worked with REED, specialising in health sector recruitment and liaised with clients across the NHS.

    David was an account manager with Imperial Hospitals, London and has worked with hospitals across the UK to supply medical staff. David also has experience of recruiting for the oil and gas industries.

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    Justine Tabi - Advice & Support Officer

    Justine has several years’ experience of supporting people to achieve their goals and overcome personal challenges.

    Prior to joining Working Chance, she worked with high-risk young people in a Mother and Baby Unit and with residents with complex needs at a Look Ahead hostel. She has also worked for St. Mungo’s, supporting adults experiencing drugs and alcohol dependency.