Meet the team
Director of Bluebird Care Edinburgh & Registered Manager
Jane Perry has owned the Bluebird Care Edinburgh franchise with her husband John since 2007 and is still as passionate about delivering a bespoke, quality service now, as she was back then.
With Jane's strong leadership together with her management team, she ensures that the interests and wellbeing of all customers and staff are met. Working with multi disciplinary teams and intergrating with other leaders in the Social Care sector, Jane strives to deliver the best, high quality care at all times.
Director of Bluebird Care Edinburgh
John has 26 years of experience in the Care Sector (having started as a Support Worker), and prior to joining us, he worked for Bluebird Care on a National level, covering Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North of England. He joined us loves the challenge of growing a high quality business, and he recognises the quality in what we do.
Outside work, John enjoys live music, is an avid Middlesbrough FC supporter, and reads a huge number of books. In 2019, he spent 8 months in the North of India doing voluntary work, and he still has an involvement in the "Street Schools" project he launched there. He is passionate about helping others, and that is one of the reasons we have him here at Bluebird Care!
HR and Training Manager
When I first moved to Scotland 5 years ago, I worked for a Recruitment company and this opened my eyes to the Care Sector. An opportunity arose at Bluebird Care as a Coordinator, which I applied for and was successful. I started with Bluebird Care in March 2011 and have not looked back since. I loved my role as a coordinator and in 2012 won Coordinator of the Year at the Scottish Care Awards.
From a personal point of view, this was a very proud moment for myself.
I took a short break from the business to have my little girl, and have returned as the HR and Training Manager. This role is rewarding and enables me to do a job that I am passionate about. I get to work with all staff members in regards to their personal development and career with Bluebird Care, whilst being able to also work on projects such as Step Into Leadership and Lesson Plans/Observations. I enjoy developing new resources and delivering training and mentoring where possible. The other important role with job is supporting the management team and Directors with recruitment, changes within the business and absence management.
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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