Helen Burdett-Wright joined Teamwork in March 2022 as our CEO. Before securing the role Helen was interviewed by service users – who help steer Teamwork Trust and take an active role in everything from recruitment and planning to the education programme and employment and volunteering opportunities. 

The best things about my job: What really excites me about this role is making great service user led improvements, tailored to suit individual aspirations. There are so many new things our service users want to explore,  and skills they want to develop. Perhaps they haven’t previously because of covid, but now they can thanks to Teamwork Trust, maximising independence, health and well-being. I am also proud to see us working and engaging with the community and building collaborative partnerships.


A bit about me: I have lived in Northampton for 15 years and my first jobs were in travel – as the branch manager of a travel company and later as cabin crew and then sales for Virgin Atlantic. I took voluntary redundancy after 911, soon after moving into the charity sector. Underpinning all this has been more than 20 years working as well as volunteering for mental health organisations.


When I’m not working I love to: I love to run