Dave’s career has taken him from the public, private and now charitable sector, always in roles that sought to improve the lives of local people and the places in which they live.
With over 15 years’ experience as and, adviser on, and leader of behaviour change programmes, he has a detailed understanding of how best to best to support people to realise their potential, lead more healthy lives and become assets to their communities.
Dave was instrumental in the establishment of the Recovery Works charity and, along with our Board and highly experienced team of staff around the North of England, plans to bring our unique combined offer of integrated healthy lifestyle and employment support to ever more beneficiaries.
When not in work Dave can be found running the fells of the Lake District and doing what he can to raise awareness of, and challenging myths that surround, mental ill health, in particular Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Mark has occupied the role of Employment Advisor for approximately twelve years, providing information, advice and guidance for disadvantaged individuals encountering a broad range of barriers including criminality, homelessness and substance misuse. Prior to this he worked as a Community Service / Unpaid Work Supervisor for Merseyside Probation Service.
He's worked for the Growth Company for three and a half years leading a team of ETC’s in partnership with CGL, providing quality assistance to Service Users in recovery from substance misuse in order to improve employability, encouraging and empowering development through opportunity.
Additional to spending time with his young family in his spare time Mark enjoys being active in the great outdoors, challenging himself whenever possible, most recently undertaking a week long solo hike in the Scottish Highlands.