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MIEP - Laura Busfield - Board Member
  Board Member - Setting the strategic direction
Laura Busfield MIEP



 

Laura Busfield MIEP - Renaisi

Since 2016 Laura has been Service Director at Renaisi, a social enterprise committed to sparking change in society so that more people without access to opportunity can live the lives that they choose.  Laura previously held the positions of Head of Employment and Training Programmes and Programme Manager. She is responsible for the strategic direction of Renaisi’s services including design and development, implementation, delivery and performance of their programmes.

Laura has extensive experience in delivering front line employability programmes, having worked on a variety of contracts funded by DWP, ESF, SFA and The Big Lottery, including; The Work Programme, ESF Troubled Families, SFA Adult Skills and SSU, ESF Older Workers and more recently the design and implementation of project RISE, a service designed specifically to support Refugees and Asylum seekers across ten boroughs in North and East London.  She has led Renaisi’s employment provision through a significant period of growth, from delivery across three boroughs, to now delivering a range of specially designed programmes to a wide variety of unemployed participants in over fifteen London boroughs.  Prior to Renaisi Laura worked as a Team Leader and Employment Adviser for Reed in Partnership.Having held a number of different roles in the employability sector over the last 10 years, Laura is very much aware of the impact that the changes to the sector in recent years has had on front line delivery teams.  She has first-hand experience of successfully overcoming some of the challenges faced from both a social and commercial perspective, to be able to perform at the highest level.  A big believer in working collaboratively, capacity building and shared learning Laura champions the work that the IEP continue to do as important in achieving greater collaboration both within sector and cross sector, ultimately enabling organisations to deliver a good quality holistic service, that achieves the best possible outcomes for the individuals that we support.

Laura bring a genuine desire to see individuals overcome barriers to progression and is passionate about making sure that organisations and front-line teams within organisations have the right tools, knowledge and opportunities to succeed. This all starts with the recognition of front line advisers and the continuous personal development of our teams. 

 

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