Meet the team
Maggie Walsh MBE – Operations Director
With over 30 years’ experience as an employment specialist for DWP including 4 years working across DWP and MOJ piloting an American recruitment model ‘The Job Developer’ , Maggie spent a further year working under the Mayor’s office identifying training and employment opportunities on the Olympic Park and Athletes Village for NEETS and ex-offenders. Rather than return to mainstream management Maggie decided to follow her heart and set up a company where she could use her talents to really make a difference to those furthest from the labour market, with a real focus on reformed ex-offenders.
Tapan Baidya – Finance Director
Tapan has over 12 years’ experience as a project and program manager within the welfare to work industry. This included time spent with a national welfare to work provider, local and central government and also has substantial private sector experience. Tapan’s vision was to start an organisation that would become an agent of social change through the delivery of innovative employment and skills programs for priority groups across the UK.
Rozie Skinner – National Account Manager
Whilst at university, Rozie started working at a local YIP (Youth inclusion Project) which gave her a real passion for wanting to work with young people at risk and young offenders. After working as a freelance youth worker and teacher for a few years she joined A Fairer Chance as the National Account Manager. As well as managing a number of our employment accounts, Rozie also does a lot of hands on work with our beneficiaries, especially our young offenders.
A Fairer Chance employs people with the relevant skills, qualifications and commitment who have first-hand experience of the criminal justice system.
We also have a number of associates across London, who specialise in mentoring and supporting our beneficiaries, who we work closely with. These associates provide continuous support for our beneficiaries even after they have moved into employment.