• Maddy Gilbert

    Maddy Gilbert

    Skills & Employment Manager

    Maddy joined Work Hounslow in early 2019 having spent the previous 10 years in various roles within education and training. With a background in teaching and operational management, Maddy leads the Work Hounslow team in their day to day roles ensuring that the economic prosperity of the borough and its residents are kept at the heart of the team’s work. Maddy is also 15 months into an MBA with the University of West London.

  • Alexander Kumi

    Alexander Kumi

    Skills & Employment Project Manager

    Alexander joined Work Hounslow with over 20 years of experience working within both private & public sector organisations. His background includes; regeneration, community projects, further education, employability and recruitment. Alexander is a skilled project manager with an eye for driving performance through understanding the local landscape and working closely with the team to find solutions.  His role is to ensure the smooth running of projects and the provision of high quality, driven performance across our service offer.

  • Leonie Burke

    Leonie Burke

    Employment Advisor - Adult Education & Mental Health Lead

    Leonie's background is in contract management at the Skills Funding Agency and West Thames College.  Whilst working on the ‘Train to Gain’ initiative Leonie became involved in delivering information, advice and guidance and decided that was the future for her.  Leonie now holds a Level 4 qualification in IAG and is a qualified Mental Health First Aider as well as being one of the safeguarding leads for Hounslow Adult and Community Education.

  • Timothy Mettis

    Timothy Mettis

    Job Brokerage & Section 106 Monitoring Officer

    Tim joined Work Hounslow in 2015 having spent the previous 10 years in within Welfare to Work. With a background in IAG, Tim is Work Hounslow’s Section 106 Officer; this involves working closely with local developers to ensure their developments are providing job and training opportunities. Together with various local stakeholders, Tim has an established employment and skills plan in place with each of our local developers, designed specifically to meet the needs of Hounslow residents and works closely with the team to ensure its continued success.

  • Deborah Adams

    Deborah Adams

    Employer Engagement Coordinator

    Deborah joined Work Hounslow following a number of years working with communities and young people in a variety of settings, more recently specialising in apprenticeships. Deborah’s role includes not only supporting our local businesses to understand initiatives (drawing on her background in apprenticeship delivery) and recruitment of local talent but has the development of a highly successful business mentoring & workshop project to support our boroughs micro businesses. Deborah is passionate about engaging with local employers to inform our work and ensure Work Hounslow are always one step ahead of the game.

  • Elizabeth Whenu

    Elizabeth Whenu

    Skills Escalator Advisor

    Elizabeth joined the Work Hounslow team in Feb 2019. With 19 years’ experience in Housing, Elizabeth brings a wealth of public sector stakeholder experience to the role as well as a strong background in IAG. Elizabeth is our Skills Escalator advisor; skills escalator is, a key project supporting our both unemployed and in-work, low-paid residents into upskilling and reskilling opportunities and Elizabeth is passionate about her client’s progression and capturing their fantastic successes.

  • Michael Hubbard

    Michael Hubbard

    Business Support Officer

    Michael is our teams resident apprentice; joining us in Summer 2019, he embarked on a Business Administration (Level 3) apprenticeship. Completing in December 2020, Michael will be staying with the team having secured a fixed term contract in a Business Support Officer role. With a background in customer service and administration, Michael has keenly worked with local residents and supported the team to alleviate the clerical pressures of the job. Michael has grown in ability and confidence and proven himself an asset to the Work Hounslow team. 

  • Lauren Read

    Lauren Read

    Employment Advisor - Kickstart & Apprenticeship Lead

    Lauren is one of our Employment Advisors in the Work Hounslow team, working with local residents, providing high quality information and advice and guidance to support their job and training aspirations. Lauren joined Work Hounslow in October 2020 having spent the previous 10 years in Higher Education, whilst also working across Hospitality, Public Service, HR and Recruitment sectors.

    With a keen focus on the apprenticeship agenda, and in key support of our corporate pledge, Lauren works to engage future apprentices as well as promoting the benefits of apprenticeship training.

  • Tej Dhaliwall

    Tej Dhaliwall

    Employment Advisor - NHS Recruitment Lead

    Tej joined Work Hounslow in latter half of 2020 coming from a corporate background as Education and Skills Officer, having previously held roles in Human Resources, Finance and Development. Engaging her vast local knowledge, working as an Employment Advisor, Tej is supporting Hounslow residents to navigate the various employment and training opportunities available to them. Tej also represents the borough as our NHS jobs lead.

  • Girish Luchmun

    Girish Luchmun

    Employment Advisor - Community Solutions Lead

    Girish joined the team of Work Hounslow in June 2021 with 15 years of experience of working in Welfare for people Industry. He started his career as an employment support role and progressed to Project Management.   Working on several funded projects - DWP: New Deal, Programme Centre, The Work Programme and WHP – JETs, Mayor of London Councils: Parents into Work, JP Morgan: Digital Talent London, European Social Fund ESF: 16 – 24 Supporting NEETs, Adult Education Budget (AEB) Education and Skills Funding Agency: Traineeship and Apprenticeship and Greater London Authority.  He is also working in partnership with Community Solutions team and will based at several community centres to offer employment skills training.

  • Sadiah Sameja

    Sadiah Sameja

    Business Support Worker

    Sadiah is our teams Administration Support Worker, she recently started in 2021. Sadiah has completed a Business Administration Apprenticeship where she gained many skills working alongside the NHS where she gained valuable Customer service, Administration and Healthcare experience.  Sadiah has recently started Kickstart scheme with London borough of Hounslow working for 14-19 service and Work Hounslow.


    Sadiah is very passionate at what she does and is also working with our local residents by supporting the team from recruitment to administration duties.  Also assists in various workshops across both services where she works with Kickstarters and supports them with tasks to help develop their skills.

  • Chidinma Anumnu

    Chidinma Anumnu

    Business Support Officer

    Chidinma Anumnu joined in November as Business Support Officer


    Chidinma is a new member of the team  with previous experience in primary education (SEN Support) and computing in qualification. An enthusiastic learner who has fitted well into the team. Since joining us, Chidinma has grown in confidence, showing that she is an important part of the team.


  • London Borough of Hounslow
  • Department for Work & Pensions
  • Learn Hounslow
  • NHS
  • Shawtrust
  • West London Alliance