Natasha has over ten years’ experience working in the retail sector at management level and joined People and Work through National Lottery funding to develop the Play It Again Sport social enterprise.
Natasha had worked with third sector organisations in her previous employment which had facilitated a change of focus, and had prompted the co-creation of Rhondda Creative Community Group – a group striving to provide accessible arts activities for those in the Rhondda.
She has lived in the local area for fourteen years after moving to Wales to study at Swansea University.
Natasha has worked in various roles in several different retailers and has experience of managing people and stock, creating and delivering training programs alongside merchandising and driving commerciality.
James joined People & Work in September 2018 for a year’s placement as part of the Play It Again Sport team. His role has been made possible by the Rank Foundation’s RAP scheme (Rank Aspire Programme) which supports young leaders to develop their skills and career options whilst contributing to the work of a local community charity. James is a native of Ton Pentre, Rhondda and, after leaving Treorchy Comprehensive School, he gained a Level 3 WRU Apprenticeship in coaching. He has extensive experience in mentoring and coaching a wide range of people in rugby and life skills. His enthusiasm for and commitment to Rhondda is second to none!