The Bay Trust Team
The Bay Trust has a board of eight trustees and employs around forty part time and full time staff. Our team have a wide range of skills with particular focus on outdoor education, hospitiality and catering. We also have a thriving group of volunteers as well as apprentices and inters. Our Patron is Sir Crispin Tickell KCVO GCMG. He is a leading authority on climate change, population and biodiversity.
To find out more about volunteering and work experience oportunities call us on 01304 851 737 ext 2014.
Outdoor learning & school residentials
Head of House
Carol looks after our school groups who come for residential stays to Rippledown house. She is also an amazing cook!
Contact Carol on 2015
Dave is a forest school leader with years of experience working with groups across kent and a passion for being outdoors.
Contact Dave on 2015
Pete is a level three forest school leader, you can find him working on Steps Bank delivering the John Muir award to visiting groups.
Contact Pete on 2015
Education, research & support
Kay has ten years experience of working within the education system. Kay is the main point of contact for all school admin enquiries.
Contact Kay on 2015
Sian has worked in education for 24 years and is still teaching in mainstream schools. She develops our outdoor learning curriculum.
Contact Sian on 2015
Steve is our permaculture adviser and is working with on on several educational and permaculture projects in The Pines Garden.
Contact Steve on 2014
Sarah conducts research into outdoor learing. Her experience is in teaching and developing programmes on environmental topics.
Contact Sarah on 2006
Events & Catering
Simon has over 30 years of hospitality and events management experience within successful, quality award winning hotels and restaurants.
Contact Simon on 2001
Jane Ivor Jones
Jane joined the team as our dedicated event manager in 2013. She has over twenty seven years of experience in the wedding industry.
Contact Jane on 2003
Ross is our chef. He has been cooking ever since he was a child, learning from his grandmother. He loves to use and promote organic, local food.
Contact Ross on 2016
Tea Room Manager
Michell and her team work tirelessly to provide an excellent service in the Tea Room. They make fresh food on a daily basis and run popular supper clubs for evening dining.
Call 01304 851 737
Buildings, grounds & maintenance
Yolanda is manages all our facilities enquiries and contractors of the Bay Trust Estate. She has a background in business account management.
Contact Yolanda on 2012
Mick Pott MBE
Mick is responsible for the delivery of key site developments. Mick has 36 years of experience supporting the MOD, NGO’s & the UN.
Contact Mick on 2012
Chris Salisbury in charge of The Bay Trust’s buildings maintenance, he is particularly resourceful and is a dab hand at upcycling.
Contact Chris on 2012
Josh Bartel’s knowledge of nature and carpentry combined with his 3D design skills has been a driving force for many projects on Steps Bank.
Chester is a seasoned Gardener with years of experience to his name, he and maintains The Pines Garden.
Contact Chester on 2000
Gardener & Food Grower
Sean has years of experience working with permaculture projects, as well as growing food for the Tea Rooms, he also maintains The Pines Garden.
Finance & HR
Finance & HR Manager
Tracy is our accountant and looks after finance and human resources. Tracy qualified as a CIMA accountant. She has twenty years financial experience.
Contact Tracy on 2008
Finance & HR Assistant
Tracey is the go-to person for all sales ledger enquiries for the whole organisation. She has over 25 years experience in finance and accounting.
Contact Tracey on 2007
Jasper is a full time apprentice for the finance department. He is currently East Kent College Thanet for his AAT Level 3 - Accounting Technician.
Contact Jasper on 2007
Communications & internships
Jerome co-ordinates all our communications including the design and build of our websites, printed media and social media presence. He is also responsible for the overall comms strategy.
Contact Jerome on 2014
Bradley creates all our social media content. Brad can be found out and about documenting our work and for online education and promotional material.
Contact Bradley on 2000
Kristian manages our internship programme and is the host for interns when accommodation is required. He also works for Helionix Designs the company behind the Pines Clayx.
Contact Kristian on 2005