I started my career in 1983 working for the NHS at Sheppey Hospital, in a rehab physiotherapy unit working with stroke patients, limb replacements and elderly care. I loved the work but shift working is difficult with a young family.
After having my family, I moved to working in home care services, mostly providing care to older people and disabled people in their own homes. I quickly became the Area Manager of Boldglen Ltd, Sheppey area and continued to work there for 14 years.
To further my career to Registered Manager, I moved to Audley at Mote House in Mote Park and set up the new business at the retirement village, providing care for residents and the local community. Here I undertook my Leadership and Managers Award and continued my development.
Four years later, I moved to Avalon Enterprise UK Ltd, working with adults with learning disabilities or autism in both supported living and outreach. Here, I found my passion and 7 years later Avalon was bought by PCAS and my journey continues with them, doing what I love.
I took on the Operations Manager role at PCAS when the companies merged, but after 2 years, I moved across to a Quality and Compliance role which allows me to be out and about in the services which is what I most enjoy, being amongst the service users, making sure they get a quality service and the best life possible.
As the company has grown and developed I have moved back into the Operations Manager role with a focus on Quality and Compliance and continue to love what I do.
I joined PCAS on 1st March 2022 as HR Manager. I am new to Social Care but I have worked across various industry sectors over the last 20 years. My long term goal is to ensure that PCAS is viewed as an Employer of Choice within the industry and I look forward to working with our outstanding team to achieve this.