Meet the team
Training & Development Coordinator
Jessica joined the team in 2018 after working as a Senior Carer in a residential care home for 5 years. Prior to that Jess had worked as a teaching assistant in a primary School. She holds Level 2 & 3 qualifications in Health and Social Care (Adults) as well as Level 2 in Health & Social Care for Children.
She has since achieved additional qualifications in training and is our approved trainer in Basic Life Support and Moving and Handling People. As Recruitment and Training Coordinator, Jess sees all new staff through the recruitment process and helps to support them through their first weeks of employment.
She is responsible for ensuring that all our staff have the training they need to provide outstanding care, whether this is undertaking our many in house short courses or an external qualification. With her friendly and outgoing personality, Jess brings energy and enthusiasm into all she does, including organising fundraising events and representing the company at recruitment fairs.
Kurtis Atherden joined our team as our Admin apprentice in June 2016 after doing 2 weeks work experience with us. A year later, having completed his apprenticeship and Level 2 qualification in Business Administration, he joined our team permanently as Administrator.
Kurtis has now completed his Level 3 qualification and continues to go from strength to strength. As the only man in the office Kurtis is loved by customers and staff alike for his kind nature, willingness to help others and sense of humour. Kurtis has been Santa at our Christmas social, an Elf for Alzheimer’s Elf Day and a fairy in a pink tutu for Breast Cancer Awareness.
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