Jonathan Jackson

Jonathan joined the team as a Learning and Development Officer in March 2020. He is responsible for the design and creation of e-Learning solutions and for the development and delivery of Leadership courses.

Jonathan has 33 years’ experience working in a customer centric environment with 21 years’ experience delivering a range of learning and development solutions to adults working in the public and private sectors; to students participating in vocational and leisure courses and to volunteers within a charitable youth organisation.

Having spent 20 years with Sefton, Jonathan transferred to Arvato UK and Ireland, where as part of their UK training team he instigated a Management Development Programme across Arvato’s 4 key UK sites. He developed a range of online content working closely with stakeholders that’s included; Sefton, Slough and Chesterfield Borough Councils; BMW, Renault and the DVLA relating to topics such as GDPR, Compliance, Adult & Child Vulnerability and Anti Money Laundering.

Jonathan is a qualified Adult Tutor with a  City and Guilds 7307 qualification. He also attained a Level 3 Award in First Line Management and a HND in Graphic Design.

Bobbi Forshaw

Bobbi graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2015 with a degree in Criminal Justice. Whilst studying Bobbi volunteered as a mentor for the Probation Service and completed a Work Based Placement at Phoenix Futures, a therapeutic based rehabilitation service for those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. 

After gaining experience in a SEN college setting, dealing with complex needs, this led to her completing an Assessor Award, which enabled her to assess occupational competence in the workplace. Bobbi delivered level 2 & 3 frameworks in Business Administration and Customer Service therefore, she has both knowledge and experience of Apprenticeship delivery and requirements.

Anne Hawksworth

Anne Hawksworth joined the CLC Team in July 2019.

Anne has spent just over 27 years working within various departments in several different roles within the Civil Service.  During that time, she became a National Trainer within the Learning and Development section of the National Offender Management Service (as it was known at the time). Anne was involved in developing and delivering mainly Security and Intelligence Courses and is herself a trained Security Intelligence Analyst.

For the past year, Anne has worked for the Charity Commission as part of their Learning and Development Team and is looking forward to working with the CLC Team.

Janet Southern

Learning and Development Administrator Janet has been with Sefton Council for the past 14 years within the Learning and Development Team in an administration role. Before this Janet worked on Reception and carried out data inputting for a mail order firm.

Angela Hiddleston

Learning and Development Administrator Angela has over 33 years Administration experience.

Angela started her career with Royal Sun Alliance and spent over 20 years there in various different roles including Administration Assistant, Personal Assistant and as a Financial Systems Administrator.

Angela joined Sefton Council in June 2007 working within Sefton Equipment Stores.  She then moved into the Corporate Learning Development Unit – this became the Corporate Learning Centre in 2011.

Angela has achieved a NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 in Business Administration through the Apprenticeship Programme. 

Helen Evitt

Workforce Planning Support Officer

Helen qualified as an Environmental Health Officer (EHO) in 1992 and has worked in several large Local Authorities including Leicester City Council, Bristol City Council and Reading Borough Council. She then located back to her northern roots where she was appointed as an EHO at Sefton Council in an enforcement and regulatory capacity.  During her time as an EHO she worked across several disciplines including Pollution, Health Promotion, Food Safety and Health and Safety.

Helen left Sefton in 2015 to take up an opportunity within the private sector as a Health and Safety Advisor. She has always enjoyed developing and coaching people and chose to redirect her career in 2017 towards education and workplace learning.  She has recently worked as a Work Placement Officer at Southport College supporting Traineeship students and those undertaking vocational placements.

Having recently joined the Apprenticeship team at Sefton, Helen is looking forward to working with and supporting Apprentices, as well as sharing her knowledge and experience of working on the front line in customer facing roles.

Amanda McNally

Workforce Planning Support Officer

Amanda graduated from Edge Hill University in 2003 with a Business Management Degree and whilst completing her final year of study she started working with Sefton MBC as a part time Clerical Officer. Upon completion of her degree she was then successful in gaining an Administration Assistant role in Personnel in September 2003; after a short time she was then promoted to CRB Coordinator in April 2004. Whilst undertaking the CRB coordinator role, she had a temporary acting up role as an Assistant Personnel Officer to cover maternity leave and in 2006 was seconded 2 days per week into UNISON to carry out a Union learn Project, which was carried out alongside the CRB coordinator role until 2009.

During a successful Union Learn project, relationships were forged with the Corporate Learning Centre, working alongside Emma Finnigan and the Apprenticeship programme. Upon successful completion of the Union Learn project, Mandy then joined the Corporate Learning and Development team in June 2009, whilst continuing to support the Union Learn project and was awarded Apprenticeship Champion in 2011 by Union learn North West TUC.

Mandy has supported a significant number of learners onto various forms of learning, training and qualifications including Skills for Life (Maths, English and ICT), NVQs and Apprenticeships. Her main role is now to support the recruitment and development of Apprentice’s within the organisation.

Emma Finnigan

Organisational Development / Strategic Apprenticeship Manager

Emma was appointed as Organisational Development Co-ordinator with Sefton Council in October 2017. Emma will play a key role in driving forward OD across the organisation as well as acting as a deputy for the Workforce Learning and Development Manager. Emma also oversees the Apprenticeship levy and manages the Corporate Apprenticeship Team who are responsible for the recruitment of Apprentices across the Council.

Emma works with colleagues in Strategic Support, Workforce Development and key stakeholders to undertake organisational activities across the Council.  This will include a plan which will outline the activities that we will need to deliver upon to move the Council from the ‘As-is’ state to the desired culture. This includes how we will change our systems (structures and processes) our culture (our values, behaviours and leadership) and our people (how we are structured and what we do) to achieve the 2030 vision.

Emma also coordinates a network of One Council Champions. The Champions play an important role in helping people engage and shape change as well as help their own individual service areas support people through change.

James Cole

James has been training for Sefton for over 15 years. He has overall responsibility for providing First Aid training to Sefton and its partners.  This is enhanced by his 16 years experience working with the Emergency Services.

He is also responsible for Health & Safety training for Sefton and its partners.  This includes Health & Safety, Moving & Handling, Food Safety, Fire Warden training & COSHH.

James provides training in relation to ICT software, including Microsoft Word, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations.  This includes designing and creating E-Learning software to support all of the above software training.

Vicki Harrison

Vicki joined the team in October 2018, with over 15 years experience delivering training and personal development opportunities to adults and young people. She has a passion for empowering people and supporting them to be as effective as possible in their role.

She is an experienced systems and soft skills trainer and has worked in local government for over 13 years in a variety of roles. Vicki has a degree in Psychology and a Level 5 qualification in Coaching and Mentoring.

In previous roles she worked for the charity set up by Falklands War hero Simon Weston OBE, working in cities across the UK and Ireland with young people who were not in employment, education or training and as a Development Worker for a women’s group in Knowsley, developing services to reduce poverty in the local community by maximising income for residents.

Vicki is responsible for delivering training on Management Information Systems across the organisation including both children’s and adult’s social care and iCasework.

Outside of work she is passionate about traveling and seeing the world and can usually be found with her head in a travel guide researching and planning her next adventure.