The Challenge values its employees and the teams dedicated to helping us achieve our vision of creating a more integrated society. We regularly grab five minutes of their time to highlight different roles and give you an insight into what it’s like to work for us.


Teann is the HeadStart programme associate manager based in our Waterloo office. 

A typical working day is…

“On a typical working day I am liaising with corporate and charity partners of HeadStart Action. At the moment I am analysing the impact of the pilot programme, sending emails and doing set up calls for the core HeadStart programme, and creating a new evaluation framework and impact report for HeadStart Action. I also liaise with our school contacts and create new workshop material for the summer programme.”

My favourite thing about my job is… 

“The opportunity to empower young people to identify their true potential and see that they have choices. To show them how they can impact lives and enrich their communities, as well as aiding them in seeing their self-worth and abilities.”

The thing I find most challenging about my job is…

“The programme’s ever changing nature, which calls for me to find the balance between my strategic vs creative self.”

When I’m not working…

“I am whipping something up in the kitchen, creative writing or playing netball.”

My favourite quote is… 

“‘We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty’ – by Maya Angelou”

If you’re interested in working at The Challenge check out our Careers page to find all our latest vacancies. You can also discover more about The Challenge’s people and what it takes to deliver our mission in our other five minute employee profiles.