Meet the team
Director of Bluebird Care & Registered Manager
Jane Perry purchased Bluebird Care Edinburgh back in 2008, not long after that, she purchased Bluebird Care Glasgow South and just recently purchased Bluebird Care Ayrshire. Jane works as a power couple with her husband John Perry because they are both passionate about delivering quality, bespoke home care to those in Scotland.
Jane knows all of her businesses inside and out and has done everything from caring, to co-ordinating. Through her main role as Company Director, Jane ensures that the interests and wellbeing of all customers and the team are met. She is constantly looking for ways to improve her business.
Jane is a member of the Edinburgh Care Forum which is a group of professionals who are experts in their fields. They come together to provide a high level of advice and support for those in need of care at any point in the process.
Outside of work Jane enjoys long walks with Robbie our Chief Happiness Officer, live music, eating out and socialising with friends.
John is the Co-Director and ‘other half’ of Jane & John, and is normally the first person you would speak with if you’re looking for any information on a care at home package for yourself or a loved one. Having been involved in various sales and customer service roles prior to joining Bluebird Care, John is best placed to guide you through the care journey, answer any questions you may have and advise where required.
John’s interests outside Bluebird Care are football, golf, and being a ‘Papa’ for his granddaughter Eva on Fridays.
My career path in social care inspired me from the age of 15 where I travelled to Romania subsequently helped street children, orphanages and university students. The passion just spiralled from there and throughout my career have achieved education requirements HNC in health and social care, SVQ 3, SVQ social service and health care level 9, SVQ in care service leadership and management level 10. I have been lucky to be part of making a difference within Ayrshire and achieving goals for individuals for the last 20 years in various sectors and settings. I have worked most recently in the care at home sector however been involved in residential services. I have worked with children, young people and adult care service and really can’t believe how working in this sector has given me some of the most invaluable experiences impacting on home and work life journeys. I have recently joined Bluebird Care in November 2021 after meeting the franchise owners Jane & John, they inspired me to join the team with their compassion, ethos, dedication and proven track record delivering high quality care service. I am looking forward to being part of the Bluebird Care family and planning the way forward putting Ayrshire people first.
Head of People
I have 10 years’ experience in the care at home sector, all of which have been with Bluebird Care Edinburgh. I have been lucky to have been able to grow and develop my skills, during this time, from a care coordinator to my current role. As Head of People it allows me to work with a great team across Edinburgh, Glasgow and now Ayrshire, to ensure that we recruit, induct and support amazing care staff. I am passionate about training, career development, supporting our employees and creating a positive working environment for all. As part of the management team, I am in a privileged position to be able to shape the way of the future for our customers and employees.
Outside of work, I am mum to Edith who keeps me on my toes but teaches me a lot about myself and the world. I have a wonderful husband Neil, who makes me laugh daily and reminds me that I can achieve whatever I set I mind to. I love to keep fit and still use my personal training days to help others, achieve their goals.
I have been involved within the recruitment industry for over 30 years at various levels throughout my career, being REC accredited and part CIPD qualified. I truly understand the importance of listening, engaging and delivering for prospective candidates, having latterly worked for a large health organisation managing a large area, ensuring medication reached vulnerable people in the community.
This enthused me to move into a care role that would utilise my skills and add value to the Bluebird Care family ethos; the feeling I get when providing a dedicated and caring individual from initial contact through to first day induction …. Is “Brill”
I graduated in 2015, achieving a 2:1 Business with Tourism degree from the Northumbria University Business School. I spent two months in Hong Kong working at a PR and advertising firm during my second year summer holidays, and I also achieved a First in the Undergraduate Consultancy Project which focused on marketing for the National Dyspraxia Foundation.
I moved to Edinburgh in 2016 and got married in 2018. Moving to Edinburgh was the official start of my career and dare I say the start of “adulting”. My first role was working in the travel industry and supporting the city breaks team, here I established my business support experience and copywriting for both physical and digital. Though my interests are within travel, I felt I needed to broaden my horizon and move on to develop my skills elsewhere. After this, I worked at a wine merchants as Sales Support, here I was learning a completely new product and supporting sales teams on the field and in the office. Although an exciting role to have, I felt a great desire to give back to the community which is completely different to my past leisure and hospitality industry experience.
The perfect timing arrived when I came across the job advert for a Business Support at Bluebird Care. I am very grateful to have started this role especially in the Covid-19 pandemic, to help and support Bluebird Care in these times and see my colleagues work so hard is inspiring. I am learning more about the care industry and I am grateful for the opportunity to put my social media and copywriting skills to the test too!
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