Meet the team

Jane Perry

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.

 

John Perry

Director of Bluebird Care Edinburgh

John is the Co-Director and 'other half' of John & Jane. He is passionate about providing quality customer service, so he often works alongside Lynsey to ensure that you get all the information you need if you're looking for any information on a care at home package for yourself or a loved one

John’s interests outside Bluebird Care are football, golf, and being a ‘Papa’ for his granddaughter Eva on Fridays.

John Wilberforce

Operations Manager

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!

Nina Maclean

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.

Peter Stevenson

Recruitment Resourcer

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”

Valerie Chan

Business Support

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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