Our Team

Spotlight on our Young Staff

Education Mentor

To put it bluntly, working here has saved my life. If I wasn't here I would be at home sat in my room doing nothing.

Community Larder Assistant, G.O.O Assistant

It's not just a job at SOFEA, It's like a second family.

Warehouse Assistant

Providing meaningful change in people's lives through food is one of the most self-fulfilling things I've done.

Goods Out Supervisor - SOFEA Didcot

I was sat at home for quite a few months doing nothing because no one would take me on. Then someone suggested SOFEA.

Stock Controller - SOFEA Didcot

I went to college for a year. I didn’t know what I wanted to do afterwards. Someone suggested here - and I really like it.




Following a diverse and rewarding career in teaching, I founded SOFEA in order to give vulnerable youngsters educational and occupational opportunities they may not have been afforded otherwise. Our unique approach gives our young people a sense of purpose and meaning, allowing them to flourish both academically and professionally.


Director of Learning

I founded SOFEA with Richard [Kennell, CEO] because we wanted to show that we could help people to transform their lives. I firmly believe in the power of consistent nurture and approach to enable people to move forward and to open themselves up to growth.


Head of Business Development and People Administrator: Didcot and Milton Keynes

Sofea makes me think of the quote ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’, everyone here is so committed to this, it’s makes me proud to be part of such a positive team.


Community In-Reach Worker (CAMHS): Didcot

SOFEA's model of community impact will be game changer in communities much wider than just Didcot. It is what our country most urgently needs to change for the better.


Area Manager, Milton Keynes

"Together we can make a difference"


Director: Milton Keynes

I have learnt to unlearn! At SOFEA we have people from diverse professional backgrounds.


Employability Lead: Didcot

No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else – SOFEA makes that difference.


Strategy Director: Didcot

What is the best thing about your job? Watching the transformation of young people from scared, troubled and difficult individuals to mature, flourishing and wonderful adults.


FareShare Allocation and Stock Manager: Didcot

Being part of SOFEA will change you for the better in all aspects of your life.


Teacher: Milton Keynes

We work with our learners as individuals and adapt the learning to them.


Therapeutic Team Lead: Didcot

A lot of the young people we work with have come from complex backgrounds so seeing them make positive change in their lives is really rewarding.


Student Administration Service Manager: Didcot

What is the best thing about your job? Seeing the young people grow in confidence and gain faith in themselves.


Marketing and Communications Assistant: Didcot

I had previously struggled to find meaningful employment, but at SOFEA, I've found a setting where I can observe my efforts making tangible differences.

Our Trustees

Clerk to Trustees

Chair of Trustees