Operational Board Members

Meet the board, we will be updating profiles very soon


John Westby – Clarion Housing Association


John Westby is the Head of Fundraising and Business Development at Clarion Housing Group, the largest housing association in the UK.  Responsible for national fundraising strategy, John leads and coordinates bid writing activity across the Community Investment team aimed at meeting a minimum annual target level of £4m. In 2015-16 he submitted bids valued at £20m and achieved £16.7m with a bid success rate of 87%.  John also has expertise in business planning, contract management and contract compliance for major government contracts, including ESF and ERDF.


Jacqui Wordsworth - Gateway to Sustainability


Jacqui Wordsworth is Director at Gateway to Sustainability Ltd which supports organisations to develop, bid for and deliver projects which create social and economic impact. Jacqui has over 20 years’ experience of developing and delivering successful employment and skills project in both public and private sector.  

She led the Gateway to Industry programme at CEME in East London providing business support, apprenticeships and schools engagement activities to 15,000 young people, 400 businesses, creating 500 jobs. Jacqui was also responsible for the development of the LDA’s 2017-13 Adult employment and Skills programme to support 32,000 Londoners and the Mayor’s Apprenticeship campaign. 

At Carillion, Jacqui led the development of social impact programmes for local authority contracts, including the creation of new skills and employment pathways into the Green Economy across the West Midlands and Sussex.  A Chartered Mechanical Engineer, Jacqui previously worked for Shell International in the UK and overseas in their downstream oil refining business. 

GtS current clients include the Open Society Foundation, Green Skills Partnership, Women into Construction, private sector construction employers and FE colleges; helping them successfully bid for UK & EU funded programmes and public sector contracts to deliver local social, economic and environmental impact.  



Paul Clarke - Reach Out Recruit & Reach Out Medical


Paul Clarke, has 22 years in recruitment, with a proven track record of delivery, and business development, Paul is CEO and Founder of 4 successful businesses.

Specialties: Recruitment, Sales, Business Development, Process, HR, Commercial, Change Management, Training & Development, Business Growth and Strategy.

Reachout Recruit provides Professional, Management & Technical & Trade & Labour resource to the Construction industry. His business also supports and delivers on local labour engagement and S106 employment initiatives in London and the Home Counties. 

Working with end clients, local authorities, network providers, developers, main contractors and their supply chain to offer employment opportunities across all areas of their business.

ROR Construction specialise in small works, enablement, demolition & groundworks packages with particular interest in commercial and residential buildings that require demolition, refurbishment or cut and carve. 

Reachout Medical is a specialist medical recruitment agency dedicated to the provision of Medical Professionals within Primary Care and private sector. Providing our clients with highly qualified & compliant locum Doctors and Nurses



Jan Post - Rift Group


Jan Post is the founder of RIFT, the UK’s leading tax experts. With 20 years’ experience helping construction workers claim tax refunds, she has built extensive relationships with employers, agencies, charities and professional bodies. Listed as one of the most influential business leaders in Kent, she has won awards ranging from Woman of the Year in Construction to Business Woman of the Year. From the almost £2220 million RIFT has claimed in tax relief for over 95,000 customers to its ongoing work demolishing the barriers keeping people with convictions out of employment, her focus has always been supporting those who are most in need. Proud to now be on the Operation Board of Greenskills after many years of support, Jan believes we’re fully investing in the overall health of the UK’s economy and society by giving people the support, guidance and resources they need to thrive.



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