Championing career development is hugely important to us. We know that social care is more than just a job; it’s a career and quite often, a calling.

We believe that everyone should feel empowered to create a career that works for them. Gem, our learning and development manager, talks to us about her journey so far.

Tell us a little bit about you?

I started at Carr Gomm as a relief worker whilst studying to achieve my BA (Hons) in Acting for Stage and Screen. After I finished university, I stayed at Carr Gomm because I just loved it.

I like to spend my free time painting, watching true crime documentaries and going for long walks with my dog, Rumble. 


What kind of work do you do for the charity?

Every day is different. I often:

  • develop and deliver training
  • craft and edit videos
  • project manage learning and development activities
  • work collaboratively across our services
  • understand training gaps and facilitate new ways of learning

 I get to work with some really inspirational and wonderful colleagues who are always supportive.


Tell us a time when you have seen Carr Gomm’s impact?

 I've worked as both a support practitioner and service manager, and it's such a privilege to be invited into the world of a person supported. I have supported people with severe and complex mental illness, and understand how confidence, self-esteem and independence can all be encouraged through person-centred support.

What’s been your favourite challenge so far, and why?

I think learning new software and being able to problem-solve creatively.


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