Meet the team

Jane Perry

Director of Bluebird Care Glasgow South & Registered Manager

Jane Perry has owned the Bluebird Care Glasgow South franchise along with her husband John since 2012 and is still as passionate about delivering the best bespoke, quality care service now, as she was back then!

Jane knows her business inside and out and has done everything from caring, to co-ordinating. Through her main role as Company Director for both franchises, Jane oversees both the Edinburgh & Glasgow offices, ensuring that the interests and wellbeing of all of the customers and staff are met and that both businesses run smoothly and effectively.

Jane comments:

Since coming into the care sector back in 2007, I have seen many, many changes, both positive and others not so. For us and the sector as whole, the biggest challenge is recruitment of quality staff, who share the same desire and hunger to deliver the type of care they would want for their families and loved ones. We all want a quality care service, with the best people possible for a fair price and that is what I feel we deliver day after day. We have a wonderfully diverse, dedicated team of well trained people, some of whom have been with us from the start of our care journey, all sharing the same drive and passion to deliver a care service that they are proud of. I take a huge amount of pride and satisfaction at what we have achieved so far in terms of the awards and accolades, but far from resting on our laurels, our aim is to continue to improve where we can, invest in innovation, attract the very best people possible and be the first name people think of when it comes to needing a quality care at home service for either themselves, or a loved one.

John Perry

Director of Bluebird Care Glasgow South

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.

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.

Lynsey Donaghy

Customer Care Manager

My name is Lynsey Donaghy and I am the Customer Care Manager at Bluebird Care Glasgow South. I was interested in working in care sector from an early age and I studied Adult nursing at University; this confirmed my passion was to work within the Care Sector.

I joined Bluebird Care in February 2015 and took up the role as Supervisor. Having years of working experience within the Care sector, I wanted to broaden my learning and take on something new and challenging. I excelled in my Supervisory Role and applied for the position of Registered Manager in June 2015; I was offered the role and I immediately accepted. This had been my dream, to work my way up in the sector, pass on my knowledge and to manage my own team.

After almost 5 years in my role, I took some time out to have my first child, a beautiful boy. I then thought, with my new mummy brain, to take the plunge and move on from Bluebird Care and try something else. It became clear to me very quickly, that the "grass was certainly not greener" and that I had made the wrong move.

Again, I was so fortunate, that an opportunity came up within Bluebird care Glasgow South as the Customer Care Manager and now I am back where I belong. Having worked with Bluebird Care for the majority of the last 6 years, I am so glad to be back and I am delighted to be back doing something I truly love. Bluebird Care is more to me than a job, its my life and my second family. Outside work, I enjoy spending time with my family. I am a mum of one and also a devoted wife. Hobby-wise, I enjoy skiing, baking and being outdoors.

Kirsteen Porter

Supervisor

I live in a small village just outside Stirling.  I live there with my partner and my 3 children, 2 boys, 1 girl and our little fur baby. We are a very close family and are always there to support each other. My family are very proud of my achievements and always support each other to follow our dreams.

My spare time is completely devoted to my family and always do things as a family for example: - shopping, cinema, family meals or just a walk round the farms in the village with our fur baby Holly. I have worked in the care sector since leaving school at 16 whilst taking sometime out to look after my 3 children.

Since moving from Ayrshire to Stirling 15 years ago I worked as a care assistant in a care home whilst there I gained my SVQ level 2 and 3 in health and social care and gained promotion to nursing assistant in the 11 years I was there. I then moved companies to another care home where I was there for 3 1/2 years before joining Bluebird Care.

In my time there I was a senior care assistant caring for the elderly with advanced dementia and was dementia champion for the care home. I also took part in the quality forum carrying out audits to improve the care for the people we were caring for. I also gained my PDA in health and social care whilst there. I decided recently that I was in a position to further my career and look for new challenges now my kids were older. After a lot of research, I decided to apply for Bluebird Care as I was impressed with their reputation, care inspectorate grades and the services they provided to customers. Since Joining the team I know I made the right decision, and I am honoured to be part of the team.

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