A profile photograph shows Maya, a white woman with pink and orange dyed hair with small yellow flower clips in. She is smiling at the camera.

Maya Woodley

Operations and People Manager

Pronouns: she/her

Maya joined the operations team in Brighton in 2017 when she made the move from Birmingham. Although still a fierce advocate for the midlands, she adores living by the seaside and loves working at Diversity and Ability.

Prior to working at Diversity and Ability, Maya worked with volunteers at NSPCC Childline and enjoys nurturing people in their development and encouraging people to thrive in their roles. She is forever excited to be part of this wonderful and diverse community, working towards a more inclusive society and creating a supportive network of, and for, neurodivergent and disabled people.

As Operations and People Manager, Maya leads the Operations Team in Brighton and is responsible for recruitment and onboarding as well as ensuring the support we deliver to employees and students is of the highest standard. Day to day, Maya supports the wider associate and team development through quality assurance and training opportunities, as well as being part of the safeguarding team.

Having completed an MA in Gender Studies, when she is not at work she can be found having lively intersectional feminist discussions, singing with her soul choir or planning a camping adventure.