North Lindsey College
University Campus


01724 294030


North Lindsey College
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Our students benefit from excellent facilities plus friendly and inspiring staff. All teaching and support staff make an impact on the success of our students and we aim to ensure they have the best experience possible.

Meet Some of Our Staff

Richard Kirtlan

Group Senior Leader

I was a maths skills specialist at Rotherham College and the basic skills cross co-ordinator at Doncaster College, prior to my current role.

I have always worked in education and I love it! A practitioner and leader in mathematics with 15 years of experience from Primary school through to FE. Having worked with several colleges throughout the Yorkshire regio and being a Professional Development Lead for the Maths Enhancement Programme, now networking with the NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of mathematics), NANAMIC (National Association for Numeracy and Mathematics in Colleges), the Yorkshire and Humberside Maths Hub.



Victoria Lucas

Group Senior Leader

Having worked in Sixth Form colleges, schools and FE, I have enjoyed 11 years of working with talented and dedicated English departments spanning Abu Dhabi, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

As a previous Head of English leading A Level, GCSE and Functional Skills, Specialist Leader in Education and now Senior Leader in teaching and learning with an English specialism, I believe that English as a subject and developing confidence in communication is vitally important for all.

Teaching & Learning

Louise Sharp


I started my career at British Rail in York working at the Property Board and Golden Rail Holidays, I worked my way through the switchboard, customer services, purchase and sales ledger and credit control.

I moved to Askham Bryan College, York and had responsibility for the Finance departments. I left there to come and work at North Lindsey College and thoroughly enjoy my role which has expanded over the years from Finance to Exams, Customer Services, Learner Finance and the Nursery.

In my current role as Director of Business Services I am responsible for the Ofsted Outstanding Children’s Centre, Fitness Suite, the Catering contract, the Print and Design unit and the Cleaning team. I work closely with the Head of Estates on day-to-day campus issues, capital works and the strategic direction of the Estate.  I am also the support staff Governor on the Corporation at North Lindsey College.

Business Services

Lynn Hart

Group Director of Teaching

I was the vice principal of Capel Manor College in Enfield and director of quality enhance for Landex, supporting quality improvement at 38 land based Colleges nationally, before moving to work for the DN Colleges Group.

I love my job because the impact of the support from teaching that have a great effect of students.

Learning and Assessment, Quality Improvement

Matt Bellamy

Associate Director

After leaving school I studied International Hospitality Management and Professional Cookery at North Lindsey College between 1996 and 1998. My passion for food was realised when I was selected to work in Paris for my second year of work experience.

I worked locally within North Lincolnshire as a Commis Chef but I realised quickly that I wanted to travel and work at the same time and was lucky to secure a position working in La Plagne, in the French Alps as a Commis Chef before going to work in Skiathos, Greece as a trainee Pastry Chef.

I have since spent the last eight years working in FE Curriculum and Support Management and have developed an understanding and competence in managing a large and diverse variety of Curriculum areas as well as ALS and Learner Services. I have held many different FE management positions. In June of 2018 I was appointed as Associate Director here at North Lindsey College where my career potential was unlocked and realised.

Further Education

Steve Abbey

Duty Officer

For 12 years I worked in hotels as a Chef and Duty Manager in Catering and wanted to change of direction with my careers to work in a gym. So I enrolled on a sports course at North Lindsey College and did voluntary work in the college gym.

After completing my two-year programme of study I was offered the post of Personnel Trainer/ Duty Officer which I have been doing now for 21 years! I really enjoying helping all of the students and customers with their fitness goals in the gym. My career highlight was running the London Marathon in 2 hours and 39 mins 5 secs in 1993 and also cooking for HRH Princess Anne when I worked in London.

I love my job at North Lindsey College!

Kingsway Fitness Suite

Sam Whitwell

Registry Assistant

I studied sociology, English Language and Literature and Business at Wyke College in Hull.

After my time at Wyke I progressed onto an Apprenticeship in Business Administration here at North Lindsey College. Going the extra mile for Stakeholders and seeing they are satisfied with my work is really rewarding.

On a personal level and outside of work, I run my own club event once a month in Hull.  I feel my social skills have developed from this and helps when I am customer facing.

Finance and Information Services

Mel Markham

HR Assistant

I left the University of Lincoln in 2009 and subsequently applied for a vacancy within North Lindsey College for an Apprentice in Personnel. I was successfully interviewed and started my Apprenticeship in Business and Administration in February 2010 and completed both the Apprenticeship and Advanced Apprenticeship in Business and Administration in 21 months. From this I was successful in gaining the permanent role of Human Resources Assistant. North Lindsey is a great place to work and there are plenty of opportunities available to learn something new.

Human Resources

Kevin Frisby

Trainer Assessor, Leadership and Management,

I completed almost 30 years in the Royal Air Force as a HR Manager.

I left the RAF in Nov 2014 and joined a London based Leisure Management company as a Leadership Development Manager. My task was to develop a leadership development programme to identify and develop their future leaders. Working with the Institute of Leadership and Management the programme was accredited by them and rolled out across 90 sites; I am proud to say that it was a finalist in the UK Active 2015 awards for innovative training programme. Following this I opted to start my own business; I had a contract with the Royal Air Force delivering leadership training to a Lincolnshire based unit before returning to full-time employment and joined a company delivering leadership apprenticeships.

Adult Skills Team

Jessica Summers

HE Life Science Lecturer

Jessica gained her BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Science from the University of Hull. Jessica then continued to complete  an MSc in Translational Oncology from University of Sheffield Medical School. Jessica is currently undertaking her PhD at the University of Lincoln looking into the late effects of paediatric cancer treatment.

Jessica has experience of working in the animal management industry and in medical research.

Higher Education

Gary Sharman

Deputy Facilities Manager

I left school in 1976 and worked for Wilkinson & Houghton Ltd as an apprentice bench joiner. After the 1980 El Asnam earthquake in Algeria I went to work for Cosalt Adda systems manufacturing prefabricated homes to rehome survivors before going to Algeria in 1981 to assemble the homes.  On my return I decided to go self-employed, manufacturing bespoke joinery.

I went back to college in the 1990s to study a HNC in construction, as my long-term plan was to go into teaching carpentry and joinery. I took up the role as a tutor in 2002 at the Grimsby Institute.  I joined North Lindsey College in September 2009 as a tutor and in 2010 I applied to work in the Estates department and have worked here ever since.

Working in Estates is fantastic but extremely testing, no two days are the same you have to be able to react to a multitude of issues at short notice and use your experience to work with others to achieve successful outcome.


Emma Buttrick

Programme Tutor

I previously worked in industry as a Biomedical Assistant at Scunthorpe Hospital.

A major aspect of this role was to deal with a wide range of bodily fluids such as blood and urine!

In my current role I love to teach the students something different, always in in a different way that engages and inspires them.  I am keen to raise awareness of Dementia and I have continued to support this at College and in the community.

It excites me seeing students achieve their goals, I like seeing them happy, healthy and successful!

Health & Social Care

Alan Rayment


I am a bilateral amputee and a former truck driver who had both legs amputated due to leg ulcers and MRSA in 1997 and have been in a wheelchair ever since.

I have completed the London Marathon, Great North Run, hand cycled from Lands’ End to John O’Groats and completed the Tough Guy 10km race, known as the most dangerous race in the world. In racing I have also collected medals at National, European and World level and one of the original members of Team GB para triathlon squad, representing GB since 2008.

In 2011 I was given an Honorary Degree by Prof David Fleming in Doctor of Health Science, this was in recognition of my contribution to sport, this was in addition to my own degree from Huddersfield University as a teacher.  I have worked at North Lindsey College for 10 years, starting out as the Duty Officer at Kingsway Fitness Suite and for the past 6 years the Manager.

My quote in life is anything is possible…

Kingsway Fitness Suite

Daniel Fenwick

Associate Director for Personal Development & Skills, Technical & Professional

After leaving school I obtained a job at a car garage and retailer and worked up from a trainee to a branch manager. At the age of 25 I decided to take my career in a different direction and I came to North Lindsey to do a degree in Social Sciences. I completed this with First Class honours. I started out as a teacher, 11 years later I am now Associate Director. My success is due as much to other staff at North Lindsey College as well as my hard work and a determination to do what is right for the students.

Although my role has changed over these 11 years, one thing remains constant and that’s the privilege that is teaching students. I am in a position to change people’s lives for the better. When students go on to become qualified Midwives, Nurses, Social Workers changing people’s lives for the better, I know for certain I really am doing something worthwhile.

Further Education

Dan Bown

Programme Leader

Dan gained his BSc (Hons) Animal Biology, Microbiology & Biochemistry from Nottingham Trent University in 2013. Dan continued and has now completed the MRes Applied Anthrozoology focusing on the science of the human animal interaction in relation to welfare science.

Dan has bred multiple champion Bullmastiffs under the ‘Sundabish’ kennel name and judges at Championship show level within the UK. He bred Champion Sundabish Mr Majeika who was Best of Breed at Crufts 2017.

Dan teaches across both years of the Bioscience programme on the Microbiology and Genetics modules.

Higher Education