We are Exceptional Individuals. The first employment partnership for dyslexic people.
We believe our economy is missing out on a valuable asset.
Current employment practices exclude many dyslexic people despite their proven ability.
Entry to the job market can be a daunting task for applicants with dyslexia, we help them overcome key barriers, and work with business to create more inclusive workplaces.
Meet the Exceptional Individuals team below
In 2012 Matt came to the decision he wanted to help people who have dyslexia (like himself) find employment. He found the traditional job application process particularly tricky for people with dyslexia. He also believes that educating companies about the benefits of employing dyslexic people (which there are many) is key to breaking down barriers for the dyslexic community.Employer or candidate liaison: Both Dyslexic: Yes
Tim originally came to exceptional individuals as a beneficiary looking for support, Matt saw an opportunity for Tim to join the organization and to start offering In-work support to our beneficiaries. Tim now leads on all client delivery and supporting candidates in work..Employer or candidate liaison: Both
Nat Joined EI in August 2017 as Partnership and Community Manager. Nat is a successful social entrepreneur, trustee of youth social action charity, VInspired and a dyspraxia peer support charity, Dyspraxic Me. Nat is an avid campaigner for people with learning differences such as dyslexia, which led him to be nominated for a Pride of Britain award and have received recognition in person & in a speech by HRH The Prince of Wales. Nat has previously worked at the Prince’s Trust in youth outreach and then Media Trust. He joined Exceptional Individuals, the first employment partnership for dyslexic people, building on the passion that first inspired Nat to campaign for the rights of people with disabilities.Employer or candidate liaison: Both
Whitney joined EI in March 2019. One of the newest members of the team. She is our administrator who has worked in a variety of industries, most of her career has been in the NHS. Whitney assists Tim in the Access to Work applications and general administrative tasks.Head of administrationr
Siobhan joined Exceptional Individuals in August 2018. She has extensive experience working in Community Investment both managing and developing programmes . Siobhan is working on the Dyslexia Employment Academy to ensure applicants find long term positions in supportive environments.Employer or candidate liaison: Both
Rish joined Exceptional Individuals in 2019 on Secondment from the Civil Service. They have held various Policy and Operational roles across Government with a focus on implementing Diversity and Inclusion. Prior to this they worked in academia on research projects relating to Japanese politics and indigenous religions, queer intimacy in London, and set up an art-therapy based refugee charity in London..Employer or candidate liaison: Both
Amanda has over 20 years’ experience working with special needs children and adults. She is our in house dyslexia expert. Mandy has helped both employers and candidates with specific dyslexia matters. If you are worried about having or employing some one with dyslexia please talk to Mandy.Employer or candidate liaison: Employer
April joined Exceptional Individuals in 2019. She has 15 years of academic experience in animation and would eventually like to become a self-employed animator. April is working on animation projects for Exceptional Individuals such as an explainer video that details how the agency was founded.
In 2018 Simon was employed by exceptional individuals as a website developer. At first he was put on social media but he wasn’t good at it Nat was annoyed oh well, anyway he was appointed head of website security and has stayed since .Employer or candidate liaison: Candidate
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