At Lofty Heights CIC, we can only make the difference that we do because of our people. We’re like family. Every member of our team is here because they want to be. They are passionate about making a positive social impact on people’s lives and respect each other’s contributions.
Founding Chief Executive Officer
I set up Lofty Heights CIC in 2012 to enable people to live safely, securely and healthily in their homes and provide employment and training opportunities to young people in Suffolk.
I couldn’t be prouder of the team and the strides we’ve made in delivering on this promise.
General Manager and Non-Executive Director
My business background is in construction. When I first met Olive, I was her business mentor. I became immersed in Lofty Heights and its mission to help young and vulnerable people.
When I was offered the role of Non-Executive Director in 2016 and then General Manager in 2019, I had to accept.
Office and Marketing Manager
Among many things, I run the homeward bound service, coordinate assessments, diarise jobs and organise waste disposal. My background is in social housing and so I know a thing or two! Initially, I joined Lofty Heights CIC in 2016 for six months, but I soon realised this was the job for me!
I’ve worked with Lofty Heights CIC from the start before we even had the first of what would turn into hundreds of jobs. I was appointed team leader in 2016, and I’ve got to say, I thoroughly enjoy my job. The best part about it, without a doubt, is that we change lives on a daily basis.
Declutter Project Service Officer
I joined Lofty Heights CIC in 2017 following a career as a qualified social worker. I knew that I would have the skills required to help declutter homes sensitively. I see families reunited once we’ve made a home more accessible, and there’s nothing more rewarding than that!
I started working for Lofty Heights in 2021 as a driver operative, and I’ve got to say that I love the role. The days are extremely varied, which makes every job a new venture. I consider myself lucky to be part of such a hardworking team that truly makes a difference to the community.
As soon as I joined Lofty Heights as a driver operative, I immediately noticed just how close-knit the team is. Quite honestly, I’d struggle to think of a more rewarding role than driving around Suffolk helping vulnerable people to live safely in their own homes. Every day is different!
Although, at the time of writing, I hadn’t been at Lofty Heights very long (I joined in April 2021), I must say that the training has been fantastic. Immediately, I was paired with a more experienced team member and I can already see this being a role that I will enjoy for many years to come.
As a handyperson and cleaning operative, it’s fair to say that no two days are the same at Lofty Heights. I am so glad that I joined. When people ask me what I do, I am proud to say that I am part of a team that provides much-needed support to the local community.
Social Media & Marketing Assistant
I began my journey with Lofty Heights in 2018 as work experience through Talent Match, a programme that operated at the time matching unemployed young people with employers. At the start, I had anxiety, but everyone was so kind, calm and incredibly hard-working. It’s a real joy to work here.
My name is Wendy, and I’ve worked at Lofty Heights CIC since August 2020 as an Accounts Assistant. In that time, I like to think that I’ve applied the ‘Lofty Heights’ treatment to the internal accounting process by introducing QuickBooks and other new processes.