I started my career as a nurse at Warrington Hospital in 1969 and went on to do my state registered nursing qualification for two years. I joined SOS Homecare as a director in July 2005 and proceeded to undertake training and qualifications in care. I have obtained my Registered Managers Award, my advanced certificate in Health and Safety and my NVQ 4 in health and social care. I thoroughly enjoy my work and I find total job satisfaction in the care SOS Homecare provides for the community.
I joined SOS Homecare in February 2016, in the role of Accounts Assistant. Prior to this I worked for another care provider from September 2014 as their Compliance Administrator. Whilst working there I had some involvement within finance and really enjoyed learning the role. Therefore I felt it was the right time to have a change in career.
I first started working in Care in 2012 when I did a Level 2 Business Admin apprenticeship and continued to complete my Level 3. I then came across to work for Clece Care in 2015 as a recruitment manager, managing the recruitment for the north of England. Having transferred to SOS Homecare in September 2016 I am now based in the North West managing the companys' recruitment so we can grow and develop in the area.
I started work on a part-time basis with SOS Homecare in September 2012, supporting the company with the implementation of a new Care and HR Management system; Care Manager. Prior to this I have worked as a customer service manager, a treasury officer and have achieved my NVQ Level 2 & 3 in Business Administration. I have since moved into a HR role, overviewing personnel matters such as recruitment and retention.
During my 16 years working within the Healthcare Industry I have worked within a variety of roles including being a Trainer, Manager and Healthcare Assistant. I obtained my teaching/training qualification in 2009 and have endeavoured to incorporate the knowledge and experience that I have gained within the courses that are delivered. I believe that we all should be striving to provide the best possible care to those that receive our services through continuous personal development, which includes training, self-development and learning best practice from each other.
I am an ex Army Captain, turned banker, restaurateur, and social worker until I turned the final corner to become a trainer. I have a BA (Hons) in Economics & Political Science, a MA in Community Care and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. I have 15 years’ experience of delivering training in the Health & Social Care sector, teaching in a FE college and being a Care Manager with Manchester Social Services. Outside of work I enjoy fishing and travel.
I joined SOS Homecare in March 2012 as the domiciliary care coordinator. Since joining the company I have completed my NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care as I looked to develop my skills and knowledge further. Since returning from maternity leave I now work part-time as an administrator.