about The Team
Youth Engagement Officer
Becca joined RECLAIM in January and has been spearheading "The Working Classroom" by delivering online sessions focusing on soft skills and wellbeing for young people. She has delivered webinars and podcasts in partnership with Student Space to explore university students' experiences whilst being working class and the intersections attached to the latter. In addition, the English Speaking Board has partnered with RECLAIM to offer oracy qualifications with Becca as a practitioner.
Passionate about justice and equality, Becca hopes that through her work with RECLAIM young people will be empowered to become advocates in their community and that their voices will always be amplified. In her spare time, you will find her going to live gigs, cooking great food and exploring beaches!
Director of Programmes
A proud Yorkshire lass (with Kiwi heritage), honorary Mancunian, and a lover of Irn-Bru. Becky has a longstanding background working to remove the barriers that lie ahead of far too many young people achieving their goals, whatever those goals may be. As someone who didn't attend University and who understands the impact that not having a degree can have in terms of career prospects, she is also a keen champion of non-graduate talent. Also, LOVES dogs, Rugby League and the Sea.
Supporter Engagement & Communications Officer
Kirsten is committed to supporting RECLAIM’s young people through running our digital platforms, working on campaigns and building our networks to provide more opportunities to make space for working class representation. With a background in environmental campaigns, Kirsten understands the lack of working-class representation in environmental activism but also in campaigning as a whole. Outside of work, she enjoys starting new creative projects and is currently working on her embroidery.
A proud member of RECLAIM Project Ltd, Lima joined in 2017 and is from Manchester. As a finance officer, Lima deals with day to day finance functions including purchase invoices, bank reconciliation, management accounts and payroll. She loves to play with numbers, plants and nature.
Roger Harding is Chief Executive of RECLAIM, the Manchester-based working-class youth leadership charity. After being raised by a single mum in a council house, Roger began his career fighting for social justice at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation before becoming director of communications, policy and campaigns at Shelter. He is vice-chair of Victim Support, and a member of the Mayor of London's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group. In his spare time he lets Spurs prey on his optimism.