The Right2Work team draws on the wealth of experiences and expertise that our people have gained from careers in the third sector, employment services, education and private sector businesses.

Everyone is capable of ‘wearing many hats’ and all get involved with the day-to-day activities of the various Right2Work programmes and initiatives.

Our Employment Team are able to boast some great achievements with participants in initiatives such as the Supported Internships and also for the links they have built with local businesses in the areas we operate.

If you have the skills and experience that may compliment our existing team and enhance the services Right2Work offer, then we’d love to hear from you. Please send an email telling us about yourself, and your current CV to

Governance of Right2Work

All directors of CICs have a primary duty to advance the community
purpose, in addition to their other responsibilities as company directors,
as laid out in the Companies Act 2006 and Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004 and Regulations 2005. Stakeholder involvement is therefore essential for the company to learn and understand how it is meeting community need and how it can improve and develop.

To find out more on what Directors must do at CIC’s – have a look at this document produced in 2015 that outlines their responsibilities etc.

2015 that outlines their responsibilities etc.

Governance for Community Interest Companies

R2W Directors are:

Philip Shea (Chair)

Andrew Blackman

Dr Jane Sullivan

Susie Grainger

Clive Wigley

Susan Wigley

What is a Community Interest Company?

Right2Work is a community interest company (CIC).

This is a type of company introduced by the UK government in 2005 under the Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004, designed for social enterprises that want to use their profits and assets for the public good.

As a social enterprise, a community interest company is a business with primary social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business, or in the wider community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners.

CICs tackle a wide range of social and environmental issues and operate in all parts of the economy. By using business solutions to achieve public good, it is believed that CICs have a distinct and valuable role to play in helping create a strong, sustainable and socially inclusive economy.