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North Lindsey College
Kingsway
Scunthorpe
DN17 1AJ

Staff

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

David Shaw

Operations Coordinator Workforce Development

My career began with the Coal Board as a mining crafts apprentice in 1979 while at college, working alongside in various mining areas. I settled in the underground locomotive and maintenance department before moving which led to me running my own department at the age of 22.

Having left mining in 1995, I undertook employment into engineering with Dormer Tools Sheffield Ltd.  I worked in heat treatment and machining, training as a CNC operator before moving to the laboratory as a QA Technician. I soon transferred to the steel warehouse, managing the area for six years. It was at this time I went into training, studying lean manufacturing, contractual law and Health and Safety with the AEEU trade Union prior to becoming the site’s lean trainer.

I moved to full time training in 2007, working nationally with various private training providers. Prior to coming to North Lindsey, I managed Gateshead College’s National Team delivering Pre-employment, commercial and apprenticeships within the automotive, engineering and manufacturing sectors.

In 2017 I joined North Lindsey College to manage Workforce Development, delivering commercial training courses alongside work-based learning using SSW and AEB funding.

I have a passion for training within industry and believe you never stop learning throughout your life.

 


Workforce Development

Sean Casey

Cognate Area Leader Engineering and Technology

I worked for 13 years in the fields of production engineering and building renovation following completion of my undergraduate degree before returning to academia to complete an MSc in Energy Conversion and Management in 2009. Following this, I completed my PhD in Engineering in 2012.

My PhD research was focused on Building Physics, specifically the use of nano-engineered desiccant coatings to provide humidity buffering in enclosed airtight domestic environments that have been retrofitted with solid wall insulation to improve indoor air quality and occupant comfort.

In 2013 I was appointed as a Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham to manage a research project focused on thermochemical energy storage. The project involved the development and up scaling of nano-composite absorbent systems for the capture of solar and/or waste energy during the summer period, storage of that heat through dehydration of the composite materials and release of the heat during the winter period.

I have continued my research during my lecturing post, with the assistance of two research interns. We studied the feasibility of producing fresh water and heat from humid air in natural disaster zones. The project designed and constructed a working prototype that produced fresh water, suitable for human consumption, and a small amount of night time heating where there is limited access to either clean ground water or electrical supplies.

I am currently employed as the Area Leader for HE Engineering, Science and Technology within the University Centre. I lead a team of staff across a number of programmes including Materials, Mechanical, Electrical and Operations engineering; Computer Science, Animal Management and Bioscience. I am also involved in a number of exciting initiatives that aim to further grow these areas across DN Colleges Group in the coming years.


Higher Education

Louise Sharp

Director

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

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

Group Smart Assessor Lead

I began my career here by studying an advanced apprenticeship in Business Admin. During this time I worked in the Registry department, however, a few years in I was selected to be the Group’s Smart Assessor Lead.

One year on from my appointment for this post, I am now coming to the end of my Team Leader apprenticeship with a view to starting my L6 Chartered Manager Degree apprenticeship this year.


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

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.


Estates

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

Manager

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

Assistant Principal FE Curriculum

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 and am now Assistant Principal for HE Curriculum.  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, 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

Antoune Holmes

Employability Facilitator

Left North Lindsey College in 1965, after completing my two year programme of study in Engineering.

I joined the RAF as an apprentice then became an Aircraft Engineer, doing this for 12 years and then moving to work for British Steel where I taught Electronics.

I became a commissions engineer and I started up plants all over the world, moving to the United States to work in the plastic industry as a chief designer for control companies before moving back to England.

I then worked as the manager director for American company, who manufactured products in Lincolnshire for brewery companies. After 11 years of retirement decided came to North Lindsey College and share my life experience with the next generation as an employability facilitator and tutor for Engineering.


Engineering

Andy Hensby

Programme Tutor

I previously worked as a lorry driver on the Steel Works, alongside my full-time job I decided to work towards a degree in Sports Science here at North Lindsey College.

Following successful completion of my degree I worked for North Lincolnshire Council in sports development, undertook some voluntary work as an Intern for the University Centre and eventually got my first paid teaching job!

I did guest talks as a sports lecturer then moved across to FE as a Health and Social Care tutor.

I like the fact every day’s different, I can make a difference to someone’s future and I believe anyone can be what they want to become.


Health and Social Care