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Meet some of our staff

More than 11,300 Swansea Council employees - including around 5,000 based in schools - are happy to deliver a wide range of services across your community.

To show you the skills they offer we have put together a collection of photographs with the officers' descriptions of their work in their own words.

We are proud of our employees and we're pleased to give you this insight into their work.

Michael Dalling - National Exercise Referral Instructor.

Michael Dalling - National Exercise Referral Instructor

Michael delivers physical activity sessions to adults in community - and leisure-based settings. He has specific qualifications to deliver prescribed exercise sessions to participants referred by health professionals.

Mike Davies, Miranda Griffiths and Zoe Price - Jig-so.

Mike Davies, Miranda Griffiths and Zoe Price - Jig-so

Mike, Miranda and Zoe are council employees who help young people access the support they need before and just after birth. As the first 1,000 days of a child's life are critical, getting it right at their stage means children have the prospect of a bright future.

Katie Harkness, Catherine Curtis, Jessie Kidd (children’s play team).

Katie Harkness, Catherine Curtis and Jessie Kidd - children's play team

Katie, Catherine and Jessie work with our children's play team. They get families playing outside, bringing communities together to reclaim their green spaces and streets through play.

Arron Bevan-John - Community development officer.

Arron Bevan-John - Community development officer

Arron is attached to 14 of the council's community buildings and a number of "friends of" groups. He provides training, support and day-to-day advice to constituted groups and volunteer management committees making use of council assets.

John Burns - Market supervisor.

John Burns - Market supervisor

John takes care of the day-to-day supervision of all aspects of Swansea Market's operation.

Jodi Jones (Library Manager).

Jodi Jones - Library manager

Jodi Jones works to create a community hub through books and reading, learning sessions, fun events and making Penlan Library a friendly, relaxing environment where anybody can pop in for a chat, meet new people, use the computers and get information.

Madelene Kostromin, Ashley Rix and Michael Jones (Swansea Children’s Centre).

Madelene Kostromin, Ashley Rix and Michael Jones - Swansea Children's Centre

Madelene, Ashley and Michael work with children and families, offering support, guidance and activities.

Carole Billingham (libraries).

Carole Billingham and Stella - Children's and youth librarian and Pets as Therapy (PAT) dog

Carole buys books for the children's sections of all Swansea Council public libraries.

Andy Plaice, Phil Rix and Paul Dickerson (recycling).

Andy Plaice, Phil Rix and Paul Dickerson - recycling team

Andy, Phil and Paul encourage residents to recycle. They assist with any concerns or issues regarding waste management. They help people understand more about recycling.

Teacher - Gareth Williams

Gareth Williams - Teacher, Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr

Gareth makes a difference to the lives and experiences of our pupils through the medium of Welsh education.

Nicky Harris

Nicky Harris - Kerbside collector

Nicky removes plastic recycling and food waste from the pavement and empties it in to a lorry.

Pentrehafod project team

Project team - remodelling Pentrehafod Secondary School

This team manages the refurbishment and remodelling of Pentrehafod Secondary School.

Community care assistants

Community care assistants

Lisa and James are community care assistants who support vulnerable members of the public at home so they can remain independent for as long as possible.

Hywel in the Contact Centre

Hywel Lewis - Contact centre team leader

Hywel ensures visitors to the Civic Centre receive the best possible service.

Highway maintenance team

Highways maintenance officers

Andrew and Paul are maintenance officers who repair potholes and perform daytime emergency work, so there are fewer defects on the highways.

Bus station ranger

Craig Beaven - Bus station ranger

Our rangers ensure the safety and welfare of people using the station.

School catering team

School kitchen staff

Shelly and Jo are school kitchen staff who provide nutritious meals for children across Swansea.

Kelly from Western Bay

Kelly Gillings - Commissioning for complex needs implementation manager for Western Bay

Kelly develops and implements a commissioning for complex needs programme on behalf of the Western Bay partners.

Emergency management officer

Ben Cromie - Emergency management officer

Ben plans for and respond to emergency incidents, working with key partners such as the police and fire service.

Tiaan electrician

Tiaan Davies - Electrician

Tiaan installs showers, kitchens and voice entry systems for disabled and elderly council tenants.

Electoral Services officer

Caroline Griffiths - Electoral services officer

Caroline helps to oversee the running of elections for Swansea Council and to be responsible for managing the electoral register.

Social worker

Helen - social worker

Helen supports families through crisis so that children receive the best level of care and support within their own homes (where it is safe and appropriate to do so).

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