The EMBS Team is comprised of a range of specialist and highly qualified workers, with members from different communities and experiences that help to support all learners to progress and achieve their short and long term goals.
Meet the Team
Zahid Bhatti Principal & Chief Executive
I joined EMBS in 2011 because I believe in inclusive quality education that engages, inspires and delivers in meeting the needs of all members of our community in an environment of respect, inclusion and excellence. For over fifteen years, I have taken leadership roles in organisations which strive to support socially excluded groups through the not-for profit sector, which has…
Ingrid Widdows Business Development Manager
I work with EMBS on a consultancy basis focusing on Business Development. I am responsible for funding bids, preparing reports and observing the teaching, learning and assessment of our teachers. I have a successful track record of 35 years’ teaching and management experience in Further Education. My background is ESOL and EFL teaching and teacher training (including being a CELTA…
Monica Moldovan Admin Team Leader
I was delighted to join the EMBS team in 2014 as a volunteer on reception. Being a graduate of Law from Romania helped me support the college in a variety of administrative and teaching roles. My media and news reporting background from my previous job is my strongest asset to meet the students needs, and provide them with the information they need to thrive.…
Jo Prentice Contract Administrator
I started as a student at EMBS in July 2013 doing my ITQ L3. After successfully completing the course I was given the opportunity to volunteer and help in the administrative team. Later that year I was offered a full time position as an Education, Training & Careers Assistant. Since then my role has developed significantly and I now work…
Jane Mnyakazi Registration and Welfare Officer
I am responsible for administration in Oxford as well as being part of the Information, Advice and Guidance team. I really enjoy meeting and helping the students and watching their progression through their time with us.
Mariana Koca Enrollment and Course Administrator
I started as a student at EMBS in 2003 where I completed my IT qualifications and then studied Literacy. After completing these courses EMBS offered me a position as a volunteer to work in the Admin department. Since then I completed my NVQ in Customer Service and ITQ level 2 and have been working as an employee at EMBS. My role…
Sam Mills Careers, Employability & HR Coordinator
I have worked in Employment Support for the last 4 years, helping both unemployed adults and students to find jobs and reach their full potential. I have an Honours Degree in Psychology and a Level 6 in Careers, Advice and Guidance. My role at EMBS is to provide support to those who are trying to gain employment and I work…
Rob Phillips Finance Support Officer
I joined EMBS in May 2012 having previously worked in banking and commercial finance in various locations in the UK and abroad. I was inspired to join EMBS by the dedication of its staff and its vision. My main role is to handle the day-to-day accounting of the Company and to provide financial information for management. I also prepare financial…
Azmat Khaliq Community Learning Officer
I teach pre-entry level English as well as sewing. I also carry out outreach work for EMBS in the Banbury community. I am constantly looking for new ways to develop our outreach and work with new partners, so we can reach out to more clients from a variety of marginalised backgrounds. Working with EMBS has fulfilled my ambition of supporting…
Margie Moolman Learning Skills Tutor
Until recently I worked for EMBS full-time, having been with them since 2008. I have an academic background in teaching and assessing and previously worked in a financial institution. While at EMBS I had a number of roles which included teaching, assessing, exam officer, internal quality assuring and safeguarding. I now work part-time for EMBS as a Learning Skills Tutor. In…
Tasneem Khan Learning Skills Tutor
I joined EMBS in 2008 as a creche supervisor to create a learning environment for children. I then went on to teach Functional Skills English, which I have been doing since 2013. I completed the Award in Education and Training in 2016 and completed the CELTA in March 2018. I have always enjoyed teaching and get a sense of personal…
Katie Tuck ESOL Tutor
I have been teaching at EMBS since 2017. Previously I was an ESOL tutor at the City of Oxford College. I have many years of experience teaching a wide range of levels to a wide range of students! I have taught university study programmes, IELTS and all levels of ESOL and functional skills classes. I love the mixture of ages…
Inna Harutyunyan Learning Skills Tutor
I joined EMBS in May 2015 to teach Functional Skills and GCSE Mathematics. Recently I started to assist learners in IT skills as well. Prior to joining EMBS I worked as a Maths Teacher at a private secondary school and before that as the Development Officer for the North Wales Regional Equality Network.
Samina Qureshi Learning Skills Tutor
I have over 17 years experience working in education, including supporting the teaching of English in secondary schools. I have taught Functional Skills Entry 3 and Levels 1 & 2 as well as GCSE. In June 2016, I completed the Award in Education and Training. I am an energetic teacher and a good listener. I relate to young learners on…
Ansar Aslam Learning Skills Tutor
I have been working for EMBS since 2015, initially as a Teaching Assistant supporting Tutors. My current role is Learning Skills Tutor, teaching Maths Functional Skills. Before joining EMBS on a full time basis, I worked with young people as a Teaching Assistant in a local comprehensive. I have also worked as a Youth Worker for Oxfordshire County Council.
Marek Swistun Learning Skills Tutor
I have been working as a Maths Teacher at EMBS Oxford and Banbury since October 2016, teaching Functional Skills and GCSE courses, as well as some modules in ICT and Business. Having previously worked in Secondary Schools, I am now very happy to be working in such a dynamic college.
Jonathon Rhodes Admin Support Worker
I completed an IT course at EMBS Banbury in 2011 and in 2017 I was referred back to EMBS by the Job Centre for the Building Better Opportunities Project. This project helped me get the experience, skills and confidence I needed to get the right job for me. I was then pleased to accept a job at the EMBS Banbury…