Meet the Team
UET Staff (ID 1110)
Tracey MorleyDirector of Operations
Hi, I am Tracey the Director of Operations and have been with UET for nearly 3 years, I have worked in the Care Sector for over 10 years and am passionate about ensuring that people receive the highest standard of support. It is a pleasure coming to work every day, seeing the young people happy and engaged, being supported by an amazing team of people, I feel very blessed to part of such an amazing charity who strive to help people with additional need to help themselves.
UET support our young people to be as independent as possible, equipping them with skills to stand them in good stead for their future. Making a difference to the lives of others is what drives me, seeing our young people flourish and grow in confidence is such a privilege.
Outside of work I love spending time with my family, walking my two dogs, Bella and Bruno and riding my horse, Stan. Family is very important to me, and I have 6 grandchildren that keep me busy.
Chloe MorleyHead of Service
Hi I’m Chloe, I joined the Senior Leadership Team at UET in February 2023, I have worked in the care industry for 14 years and incredibly passionate about making a difference. I really enjoy the compliance and quality assurance element of my role and have a keen eye for detail, my mission is to offer support and inspiration to others through leadership and empowerment and to do the best work I can to help the most people possible.
I started my journey in care as a health care assistant and worked my way up to multi-site Senior Care Manager followed by Operations Manager. I did these two roles for 7 years before finding UET, UET is special, we enrich the lives of so many young people and adults and I feel incredibly proud to be part of the team.
Outside of work I am an avid reader, love spending time with my nieces and nephews (they run me ragged) and taking some time for self-care.
Tane WilsonFinance and Placement Officer
Hi, I am Tane, I am the Finance and Placement officer at UET. I deal with everything financial including Invoicing, Debt Management, Purchase and Sales ledger. I am also involved with Transitions and Placements, ensuring that our young people have the funding in place for their time with us at UET.
I have always worked under the Administration/Finance umbrella but wanted to find a role that was more than just an office job and I certainly found this at UET. No two days are ever the same and there are always challenges along the way, but the standout difference is working alongside our amazing young people who brighten my day EVERYDAY. Working at UET makes you feel like you are doing something good, making a difference and is definitely so much more than just an office job!
Outside of work I love spending time with family and friends (and the pooch!!) Camping and Caravanning and weekends away or just at home doing the day-to-day things, as long as it involves nice food …. nice company and the odd glass of wine I am happy!!
Lizzie HesseyHR and Recruitment Officer
Hi, I am Lizzie the HR & Recruitment Officer. I have been with UET since 2021, previously I have worked across the Health & Wellbeing industry as well as a stint in the Retail Sector (never again)! I really enjoy working in an environment where I'm constantly meeting new people and learning more about them. Joining UET and being part of this team of wonderful support staff and Managers is incredibly rewarding. I am in awe of the passion and care everybody here has. It is a real pleasure not only to work alongside the staff, but to meet and learn more about all of them and our young people who access UET.
Outside of work I love spending time with my children (usually ferrying them between football matches and swimming galas), and my family and friends.
Molly MahonSkills for Life Lead
Hello, my name is Molly, I spent many years of my life working in roles that were just 'jobs' and nothing more, I was very much in a rut and wanted a career change.
My mum encouraged me to apply for a job at Skills for Life as she believed I was very much like her and would thrive in care, supporting children and young adults with additional needs. She was absolutely right!
Since working at UET I have never felt more at home in a role and i have now found my forever job! Starting as a support worker with no previous experience was very daunting but i have learnt so much, gained so many amazing skills and met so many wonderful bright people along the way. Supporting our amazing Young Adults has made my heart full and I couldn't think of anything better to do.
2 years down the line, I have experienced working at all 3 provisions in UET and working alongside the Skills for Life Lead at the time as a Senior Support Worker which was such a learning curve and now, I have the absolute pleasure of saying that I am now the Skills for Life Lead! My hard work has paid off and my confidence is forever growing.
I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity to work at UET and i am so excited to see what the future of UET holds.
Lennie Compton-DearOnline Lead
My name is Ilona although I'm generally known as Leni (apparently my hair makes me looks like Lenny the Lion) and I have been working for Uplands Enterprise Trust since February 2016. I originally started in sales in our Charity Shops before becoming the Farm Lead; supporting students from our education partners in real term business settings. My current position is that of Online Lead where I mentor our Young People in the day to day running of our Online Charity Shop; which was borne out of the closure of our original shops in 2020. This includes all aspects of e-commerce which includes the maintenance and design of our online shop; including our social media. This gives those accessing our provision a fantastic opportunity to learn about the ever-changing world of sales and technology.
No day is the same and I feel privileged to be working with so many fabulous people who share a passion for providing more opportunities for the young people we support. Being generally a quite creative person comes in handy at work; where I am able to use this interest to help develop new enterprise ideas with our young people. I get very excited over new tools and kit.
My main interest away from work are my family, live music and a bit of football. Controversially I support Wolfsburg as I spent the majority of my childhood in Germany and am therefore fluent in German too.
Gemma Le GallezBusiness Administrator
Gemma Le Gallez
Hello, I’m Gemma! I am the Business administrator here at UET. I have worked in office jobs ever since I was able to work full time, however 5 years ago I took the opportunity and decided to start my journey in Care. I LOVED it! I’m a very caring person anyway and being able to assist people to flourish at life was amazing for me.
I love being able to make a difference and being a part of people’s journeys no matter how small a part I may play. No day is ever the same and it keeps you on your toes however I wouldn’t change it for the world. I’ve found my home and my forever job.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my fiancé going on adventures such as mountain biking, camping, working on cars and anything that gives you a little bit of adrenaline!
Courtney PerringBespoke Senior Support Worker
I first started my journey four years ago at Skills for Life, during my time there I met some lovely people, staff and young adults. Every day I was greeted by the smiles on the young people’s faces as we welcomed them through the door, I truly felt the appreciation from parents as they left their Young Person in our care. I love the feeling of making a difference to the lives of the young adults we support, and I love how rewarding my job can be.
Whilst I enjoyed my time at Skills for Life, I really enjoy spending time with animals being the crazy animal lover that I am, this led to me then dividing my time between SFL and supporting at the Farm. As much as I love having my hair and nails done, nothing makes me happier than sitting in a chicken coop and the smell of horse manure! Sadly, Covid then hit, and I had to leave the Farm which led me on to the next part of my journey at Bespoke and have been here for the last 3 years. I love that every day is different, there is always a story to tell and seeing the progression here is the biggest thing that I love here at Bespoke. I have learnt so many new skills since starting Bespoke and continue to do so, I have also learned so much from the Young Adults we support here. Bespoke really does feel like one big family, and I wouldn't want to work anywhere else.
Kathy GeorgiouSkills for Life Senior Support worker
Hey, my name is Kathy. I have worked in the care industry for four years now and have loved every second.
I joined UET in May 2023 as a Support Worker, and quickly realised that this was where I belonged. I couldn’t be happier to now be the Senior Support Worker for Skills for Life, where we spend our days supporting young adults with additional needs to learn, grow, socialise, have their voices heard, and really just have lots of fun. I am blessed to have a role with the responsibility to support our Head of Service and Provision Lead, and to help make sure our young people consistently thrive.
In my home life, I’m an active and spiritual person. I train in callisthenics and weightlifting at the gym, practice yoga and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and otherwise generally prefer to be surrounded by nature.
Julie PerringBespoke Manager
Tracey McnamaraBespoke Provision Lead