Getting to Know 3SC Staff
Kathryn Jellings, Director
Kathryn has been with 3SC for 10 years and in that time has held several positions including, Contract Performance Manager, Head of Wales, Head of Employment, Head of Programmes and was promoted to Director following Twin Group acquiring 3SC. Kathryn’s role is to oversee the overall performance of contracts and work with the team to initiate projects that help 3SC develop. Kathryn works closely with all Team members to support them in their roles and duties, to provide guidance on professional development and to support their success and wellbeing. She manages and improves operations by ensuring the implementation of high quality provisions and develops strategies to achieve growth. This includes leading on business development and working with the team to identify new opportunities and partners. Kathryn is the Designated Safeguarding Lead and exercises independent judgement, making final decisions regarding 3SC’s activities. Kathryn sits within the Executive Leadership Team for Twin Group and is also a Fellow of the IEP and ERSA Board Member. This year she was recognised as one of the 100 Leading Women in Social Enterprise.
Outside of work Kathryn is a Mum to two boys, loves films, cooking and walking. She lives in Cardiff.
Sharon Lynas, Contract Performance Manager
Sharon manages the day-to-day operations of several contracts and leads on performance and quality within her teams. Sharon has worked in the Employment and Skills sector for the last 15 years, working with some of the sector’s leading providers. Prior to this, Sharon had a successful career in recruitment spanning over 10 years working in the construction and banking sectors. Sharon is passionate about improving social mobility and ensuring that every person is given the opportunity to succeed regardless of background. In her spare time Sharon like to travel, cook, spend time with her family and is a current member of the Association of Coaching.
Kasia Westwood, Contract Performance Manager
Kasia is responsible for managing the performance of Employability and Neuro-Diversity contracts across the UK as well as managing 3SC’s membership offer.
Over the last 14 years, Kasia has worked on various employability contracts commissioned by DWP, European Social Fund and the Skills Funding Agency. She is highly passionate about achieving excellent performance levels, building strong relationships with stakeholders, continuous improvement and innovation, project management and data analysis.
In her spare time Kasia volunteers as an Instructor for the Army Cadet Force empowering young people through a range of exciting activities, watching them grow in confidence and develop their skills, which she finds extremally rewarding. Most of her down time she spends travelling the world and seeking new adventures.
Dave Reilly, Delivery Manager
Dave has been working with 3SC since 2014, working across a diverse range of contracts and positions. Originally starting as an Admin Assistant to the finance team on Jobs Growth Wales, he quickly developed into a key member of the team. Over the next 1 ½ years, Dave would prove to be a valuable asset to the organisation and as 3SC expanded, the need to be involved in and multi-task between several contracts arose. As a result of this development, Dave was given the opportunity to become the Operation’s Co-Ordinator, a title he held until 2023 which involved being responsible for the day to day operations for all of 3SC’s contracts, most notably Access to Work, Work Programme, NDSC, PE and SES.
With the changing landscape of 3SC and the merge with TWIN, Dave was presented the opportunity to become a Delivery Manager, responsible for 3SC’s contract operations, data analysis, databases and compliance, working closely with several departments within both 3SC and TWIN. Dave has been nominated to be the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and is completing an NVQ in Management.
Outside of 3SC, Dave has a passion for Anime, Manga, History, Science and Metal Music.
Ben Ward, Delivery Coordinator
Ben has been with 3SC since March 2023 and has been working across all contracts to support the day-to-day Operations, both internal colleagues and our valued Delivery Partners to ensure we maintain our high standard delivery and continually review our processes to ensure maximum efficiency and output. Ben enjoys the variation in his role and with the use of transferable skills finds himself working on various projects involving business development, data analysis, reporting and quality and compliance to name a few.
Outside of work Ben is a Search and Rescue Technician with a variety of search specialisms, in addition to being a qualified Search Team Leader and Search Operations Manager. These roles are executed when deployed by the Police to search for High Risk and vulnerable Missing People.
Sarah Bridgeman, Senior Neurodiversity Coach
Sarah worked for the 3SC on a freelance basis before joining full time in 2022. As well as a coach, she has over 20 years’ experience as a teacher, specialising in English, IT and Maths skills, teaching adults in the workplace . She has also supported people from unemployment into the workplace. At 3SC, as well as coaching across the various contracts, she develops and delivers Neurodiversity Awareness training, manages the Neurodiversity Support Coaching Programme best practice sessions and supports the internal and external team coaches by providing decompression and training sessions.
In describing her coaching style, she is friendly but professional. As someone with ADHD herself, she has first-hand knowledge of the challenges her clients face, from diagnosis to learning to not only live but to thrive with their condition. She supports clients to understand their condition and how it affects them, create their own strategies and create coping mechanisms for the challenging aspects of the conditions. She helps them to see themselves as a whole person, with many valuable skills. In doing so Sarah’s clients leave with the knowledge, skills and confidence to progress in their lives and achieve their goals.
Sarah is based in Swansea South Wales. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time exploring the beautiful beaches and countryside and learning the Welsh language. Sarah is a Member of the Association for Coaching.
Martin Quick, Neurodiversity Coach
Martin is a parent, an experienced educator and a specialist coach. Prior to becoming a Neurodiversity Coach for 3SC, Martin Quick has been coaching privately, helping teens regulate their emotions and develop positive, resilient mindsets.
Previously, he has worked within Secondary and Primary Education, delivering STEM lessons. He describes himself as adaptable, creative thinking and naturally empathetic. He has held various Middle-Leadership roles within education, which has provided rich experiences with mentoring, instructing and coaching others.
Martin has undertaken training and qualifications in CBT, NLP and Young Life Coach accreditation. He is an associate member of the coaching body AC.
Brenda Houghton, Neurodiversity Coach
Brenda joined 3SC as a Neurodiversity coach in February 2003 bringing with her over 30 years’ experience of statutory, non for profit and charitable organisations. Brenda has been delivering frontline services within both adult and children services throughout her varied career of family and child focused work, training, coaching and therapeutic service delivery.
Brenda is passionate about people, feels that there is always an answer or solution and firmly believes that giving people an opportunity can help them become who they want to be. Brenda’s coaching style builds awareness, empowers choice and leads to positive change.
When not at work Brenda enjoys spending time with her family especially her grandchildren, going to live music, festivals, and country walks.
Christopher Cody, Neurodiversity Coach
Prior to becoming a Neurodiversity Coach for 3SC, Chris Cody has been coaching privately, worked in mental health support, and is a qualified teacher.
Chris’ coaching uses a combination of nature appreciation and identity reaffirming through narrative reframing. He is a storyteller and believes that the story a person tells to themselves about who they are has a huge impact on their lives. He was a manager at a mental health drop-in centre where he offered support to service users as well as creating groups and activities. He has a Masters in Psychology for which he studied the link between coping strategies, hope, and schizotypy.
When he is not coaching he enjoys dancing, yoga, singing, and walking barefoot in the grass.
Kathryn Jellings, 3SC Director, 3SC