Caring is what we do: about our clients, about our people, about our team. We also care about creating opportunities for all, and the part each of us has to play in creating a fairer society. In 2014 Rachel Clacher, our co-founder, took that to a whole new level by establishing powerful social mobility charity, WeMindTheGap. By putting love and care at its heart, and combining that with real experiences, WeMindTheGap delivers real and lasting change that transforms futures.
Here at Moneypenny, our dedicated PAs look after calls for their own portfolio of clients, working in scalable teams of five - which includes a Team Leader. It’s a proven model that Rachel found herself applying at WeMindTheGap: e.g. for WeGrow, each group of 10 gappies has their own Skipper (programme lead) and First Mate (welfare officer). The result is a similarly scalable group of close-knit cohorts, whose personal circumstances and needs can be met in an agile and sensitive way.
A virtual programme for 16–19 year olds. A chance to gain new skills and experiences and, with the support of a mentor, build a plan for a bright future.
A life-changing programme for 18+ year olds including six-months’ paid employment, work placements, coaching and mentoring sessions, activity days and experiences.
All gappies stay part of the WeMindTheGap family. We offer lifelong support and a safe and trusted person to talk to – whether that’s help with careers, housing, money, wellbeing or relationships.
Everyone here at Moneypenny is so incredibly proud of Rachel, and everything she and the team at WeMindTheGap have achieved within a space of just a few years. Here is how we facilitate their day-to-day activity:
A very special home for the team at our old premises - just down the road from Moneypenny HQ.
We welcome gappies here at Moneypenny by offering work experience placements for all Wrexham WeGrow participants.
Moneypenny HQ hosts this very special ceremony every year for gappies - a chance to dress up and celebrate in style!
Members of the Moneypenny team share their stories and skills - providing inspiration, lessons learnt, hopes and dreams.
WeMindTheGap is always looking for new businesses to support its work in similar ways in the communities that it works in - currently Manchester, Flintshire and Wrexham. Please do get in touch if you can help in any way.
Allow us to introduce you to the gappies now working here at Moneypenny. Bursting with smiles and enthusiasm, they have all had to apply through Moneypenny’s usual rigorous recruitment process. It’s a pleasure to have them on board:
Graduated April 2019 Started at Moneypenny May 2021 Current role PA in Property Department Loves "The happy and friendly atmosphere you get at Moneypenny"
Graduated October 2015 Started at Moneypenny April 2016 Current role Accounts Assistant Loves "The learning opportunities and the incredible support from my team"
Graduated November 2016 Started at Moneypenny March 2017 Current role Catering Assistant Loves "Working with great people everyday"
Whether you’d like to find out about its programmes, start fundraising or even adopting WeMindTheGap as your ‘charity of the year’ - the team would love to hear from you. Call 0333 939 8818 or email [email protected]