Pre-secondment role: World Class Mail Champion, Royal Mail
Seconded in: North Liverpool
Royal Mail is delighted to support the Business Connector Programme. Royal Mail delivers to almost 29 million addresses across the UK, six days a week and plays an important part of the local community. Kelly has gained significant business knowledge during her time in Royal Mail and will be a valuable secondment to the programme.
- Morag Turnbull,
- Senior External Relations Manager, Royal Mail
- Business Connector Role Overview
- Kelly is focusing her attention across the wards of County, Anfield, Kirkdale and Everton, where families and communities are facing significant challenges. 33% of families across this area are in receipt of workless benefit and young people are particularly affected.
Kelly has chosen to focus on education and employment, with a view to ensure that the local communities will be able to maximize the growth opportunities identified within North Liverpool area through the regeneration framework.
The Connector is increasing the positive impact of local business in North Liverpool by harnessing their expertise to tackle local needs by identifying and supporting organisations focusing on education, employment, and enterprise in North Liverpool. The Connector role is helping ensure that sustainable partnerships are created where the offers match the local priorities and need.
Kelly is working with local organisations, businesses & people to address the lack of basic skills and high unemployment rates in the area with the aim to deliver local employment opportunities through:
- Identifying the skills required to support the planned regeneration work within the area eg Low Carbon Economy and Superport.
- Supporting charities and organisations that are helping young people develop new skills and improve their employment prospects
Kelly Pipe is picking up on the work of the previous Business Connector, Donna McGrath who has previously:
Identified a number of businesses, both SME’s and larger organisations, to provide mentoring, coaching and placements for the Alternative Learning Programme.
Developed a number of links between Credit Union Skills Development in Secondary Schools to support the skills development of young people around financial management and introduction to the world of work.
“Royal Mail is delighted to support the Business Connector Programme. Royal Mail delivers to almost 29 million addresses across the UK, six days a week and plays an important part of the local community. Kelly has gained significant business knowledge during her time in Royal Mail and will be a valuable secondment to the programme. This is the second secondment that Royal Mail has provided and we understand the value that this brings to local communities in need and hope that other businesses will get involved in this worthy programme in the future.” Morag Turnbull, Senior External Relations Manager, Royal Mail
“I’m really excited about the opportunity the Royal Mail has given me. As a girl from “over the water”, Liverpool has always been close to my heart, with its heritage, music scene, great shops and nightlife.
Even while working in Liverpool, I didn’t really stray too far from the City Centre, so I am really enjoying getting to know North Liverpool and am fascinated by its rich industrial history and exciting regeneration plans.
There’s a lot going on, delivered by people with a passion for making the most of what the area has to offer, and improve the experiences of those living , working and visiting North Liverpool. I am looking forward to supporting this work.” Kelly Pipe