Les is the MOVE Project Administrator with responsibility for maintaining the website. MOVE is a three-year Big Lottery/EU funded project aiming to help those people furthest away from employment to identify, address and overcome barriers to finding paid work. The project has brought together 21 local third sector organisations and education providers to build on existing employability services and provide more consistent, accessible and joined-up support.
Les spent many years as a member of the Royal Air Force, serving in places as varied as Norway and the Falkland Islands, Iraq, Cyprus and the USA and many places in between, in support of operations and often within multi-national forces. Working up through the ranks, Les finished his career as a Squadron Leader within the Defence Scientific and Technical Laboratories, advising scientists on wide ranging aspects of military activities. Upon leaving the service, Les became a senior consultant with Lockheed Martin, the US defence contractor, where he was an integral part of a program team that won a significant multi-million pound project with the UK MOD. Upon leaving Lockheed Martin, Les decided to take a break but soon became restless and joined the third sector, firstly as a volunteer, and then as a member of staff within VCS.
Les has previously volunteered with Heritage Lincolnshire, where he helped to conduct a survey of the many thousands of listed buildings and sites within the county. He currently acts as a volunteer guide for the Lima Sector Operations Room for the wartime 12 Group at RAF Digby. In his spare time Les enjoys gardening, DIY, keeping fit and golf.