About us

Who We Are

Miranda Glavin
Careers Director and Director of Elev8Careers

Miranda has 15 years experience delivering careers guidance and education solutions to young people and education institutes and working with local employers. Miranda's mission is to support people to find purpose and meaning in their working life. Miranda holds the Qualification in Careers Guidance, a degree in Psychology, a Morrisby Psychometric Test administrator and is on the Career Development Institute's Professional Register. She loves food, music and her miniature dachshund! Miranda leads a network of professional careers advisors working across the region.

Rebecca Barker
Recruitment Director

Rebecca has over 15 years Global recruitment experience working across a variety of industry sectors from entry level, graduate, apprentice roles through to Director level appointments. Through her work in the care system and her work with graduates, apprentices and school leavers Rebecca recognises the importance of supporting young people as they transition into the world of employment (something she strongly believes should be accessible to all). Rebecca has a post graduate in psychology and is currently studying towards her CIPD qualifications. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and crafting.

Leila Austin Green
Mental Health Coach

As a qualified therapist of 9 years in Integrated Hypnotherapy, coaching, NLP & CBT (Advanced Diplomas), Leila focusses on the mental health and well-being of the individual she is working with and adopts a person-centred approach; placing emphasis on creating a coaching environment that is non-judgemental and supportive. She is passionate about working alongside young people and adults to coach them through any individual challenges they may face, in order to access new choices, form clarity and help create a tool kit of resources for future use. Leila is married with two children and loves writing poetry and children’s books based around mental health and looking after your mind!

Clare Westbrey-Tong
Project Manager

Clare has 20 years+ experience of bid writing and project management within the post-16 education and skills sector. Clare is a passionate advocate of lifelong learning. As well as managing projects she is a qualified coach who specialises in leadership and management coaching.

Our Careers Advisors - All our experienced advisors are Level 7 (or working towards it) qualified in Careers Guidance and are on the DBS register.

Our Funders

Careers Beyond Covid is run by Sussex Learning Network (SLN) and Elev8Careers. Elev8Careers and SLN have a long standing relationship delivering programmes that support young people across the county to move forward successfully in their education, training and careers.

We are delighted that this project has received £576,739 of funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. Sussex Learning Network have match funded the project.

The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union,the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.