I started working with Carr Gomm shortly after graduating from University in 2003. I was drawn to the values of the organisation as these reflected how I believed all people should be treated.
I had studied Health Promotion at University, some of the underlying principles of this included empowerment, inclusion and tackling inequalities and I believed that I had skills and knowledge that would enable me to support people well.
Working with Carr Gomm has provided me with an incredible opportunity to develop a career in Social Care and I believe that my career is a good reflection of some of the variety of support that Carr Gomm provides and our person centred vision.
I have managed services in a variety of localities including Edinburgh & the Lothians, Falkirk, Stirling, Fife and Dundee and I have managed different models of provision including supported living, visiting and Carers Respite services.
I have been in my current post as Operations Manager since 2013. As an Operations Manager, I lead, manage and develop services, along with Service Managers in a locality, involving the people we support and the people important to them.
I am inspired and motivated on a daily basis by the people we support and I am committed to ensuring that they receive the best quality service from Carr Gomm and that support makes a positive difference to their lives.
Part of my role is to establish effective relationships with local commissioners and ensure that our services meet contractual expectations, are managed within budgets and in line with National, Local and our organisational policies.
I am also motivated by working with Service Managers to help all workers and teams to be the best that they can be and I have always enjoyed my role in delivering training and learning and development.
In our East of Scotland Services I have a lead role for recruitment and induction and enjoy being part of all new workers journey in their career with Carr Gomm and in Social Care.
Outside of work, my two smallish children keep me very busy. Spending time with my husband, family and friends is important to me. I love books and will at least attempt to read most genres and will usually have two or three books that I am at some stage of reading at any time, I also enjoy Radio 4 and will listen to absolutely anything!