Meet the team
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Below are the RMT Learning Team and their contact details.
If you have a general enquiry you should in the first instance use the main contact details:
2nd Floor. Unity House
39 Chalton St London
Telephone: 02075 298820
Senior Learning Organiser
Emily King email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0207 529 8820
Emily’s role is to manage the team, have ultimate accountability and oversee all areas of the project. Report to the RMT Steering committee on progress and areas where the lifelong learning agenda impacts on the other areas of RMT activity and influence.
Assistant Project Manager / Contract Lead
Donna Murray email: email@example.com Tel: 0207 529 8820
Donna deputises for the Senior Learning Organiser (SLO)when necessary. She is also responsible for collating and reporting on the outcomes and running of the project to the SLO and Unionlearn. Overseeing deadlines, monitoring expenditure and supporting the Learning Organisers
Learning Organiser Union Learning Representative Lead
Karen Skelly email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07776380704
Karen is responsible for the day to day management and support of almost 200 Union Learning reps. Organising their training and follow up support. Collection of outcomes and advice and guidance on issues from release to setting up an event.
Karen lives with her husband Steve in Pontyclun, Wales, with their 4 children (all boys). Having started her family at a young age Karen went to work in events management and fundraising for a local and a National Charity. Taking a career break as her family grew she became a Childminder as well as full time mum. During this time she rebooted her education and achieved a degree as a Mature Student. Karen joined the RMT Learning team in 2013. She says "I understand how life can get in the way of your plans but there is no reason why your education can’t still continue or that learning can't still be a part of your life. Through RMT Learning I support reps and learners which fills me with pride every single day.
Learning Organiser Apprenticeships lead
Paul Shaw email: email@example.com Tel: 07982 855044
Paul is responsible for the supporting apprentices as they start their career, advising on Apprenticeship policies and ensuring they are of a high quality with clear outcomes. Challenging poor apprenticeship provision and working with the employer to improve not just the technical and academic side of apprenticeships. But to ensure there is robust and accessible pastoral support through ULR Mentoring schemes. Paul also works on engaging with hard to reach learners, such as Seafarers, Contract Workers and low paid migrant workers.
Paul has lived in or near Glasgow since he was born. He is engaged to be married in July and has worked as a Catering Rating, seafarer for 13 years latterly with Caledonian MacBrayne around the Highlands and Islands. Until Joining the RMT Learning Team in 2014
Paul says "as an on-board ULR, I have seen first, hand the benefits of Union Learning and benefitted from it myself. Now I have the chance to take that forward to help others getting involved with learning in the workplace."
Learning Organiser Campaigns Lead
Ivor Riddell email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07519 721667
Ivor’s Role is to support the other team members and Union Learning reps with publicity and promoting all areas of the project and the work of the ULRs. Manage the teams online presence. Design and distribute resources for ULRs. Both hard copy and online. Organise briefings, ULR Regional Forums and promote RMT Learning and the wider union and when and wherever possible. He also produces the 2 monthly e-newsletters and twice yearly ULR Updates which celebrate the success of Lifelong Learning and how it benefits the RMT in all its core areas.
Ivor Lives in Gillingham in Kent, with his wife Jane, their 5 children have all grown up and left home. He has worked within the Transport sector for most of his life to date starting with the Railway, then Bus Driving and Lorry Driving, a period as a House Husband and back to The Railway as a Conductor in 2003. Ivor became a ULR in 2004. Seconded from his Train Operating Company Ivor has been working within RMT Learning since 2009 and says he is passionate about learning and empowering others through learning and education; making them more confident and our union stronger.
Learning Organiser Learning Agreements Lead
Petrit Mihaj: email: email@example.com Tel: 07877 547727
The role involves reviewing ongoing Learning Agreements and identifying where they can be strengthened. Identifying where there are no Learning Agreements, working with the team, local ULRs and the Regional Organiser to progress towards the setting up of new LAs.
Ensuring key areas are supported through the LAs such as Hard to Reach Learners, Apprentices, low paid migrant workers and contractors.