Bronwyn Barrow – Deputy Director of OD & Learning East Cheshire NHS Trust /Cheshire Career Hub Programme Lead Having spent my entire career (almost 30 years) working in the NHS – employed by various providers up and down the country in a wide range of roles – it’s a privilege to be leading such an exciting initiative as the Cheshire Career Hub. My career to date has been colourful, eventful, inspiring and immensely rewarding and I truly believe there is an NHS role and career to suit everyone. Here at Cheshire Career Hub we are working hard to reach out to our local population to raise awareness of the wide range of roles and opportunities available and the different routes to getting into work in the NHS….and we can really see that our work is already starting to change people’s perceptions about the NHS. The work of the Career Hub is an important part of our wider efforts to ensure we continue to attract people to work in the NHS so we have a sustainable workforce for the future. Key Skills & Knowledge – My background is in Human Resources and Organisational Development and I have significant experience leading multi-professional teams in the delivery of large scale programmes, development initiatives and projects. I am a Fellow of CIPD, a mentor, a coach and NLP Business Practitioner. I am passionate about supporting individuals in realising their full potential. The skills I will bring to the project are – visionary leadership, resourcefulness and inspiration
Elaine Bradbury – Workforce Development Advisor and Career & Engagement Hub Lead for East Cheshire I have worked for the NHS for over 20 years, primarily in Education & Training and am responsible for supporting the recruitment of apprentices to the Trust and also for advising current staff on developmental opportunities. I currently mentor local students via the Career Ready programme and am keen to encourage young people to explore the wide variety of roles within the NHS. I have also taken part in various activities aimed at younger children including Primary College and Healthy Hearts. Key Skills & Knowledge – I have worked in vocational learning for many years, supporting staff in bands 1 to 4 in order to develop their skills. I am an excellent communicator and also use my mentoring skills to encourage people to consider different options when developing their career. The skills I will bring to the project are – enthusiasm, organisation and communication.
Alison Langley - Career & Engagement Hub Coordinator I have a good knowledge of both health and education upon which to draw. I am privileged to be in my 33rd year of working in the NHS both in clinical and non-clinical roles, and have also volunteered in local primary and secondary schools for 11 years in various roles from classroom helper to parent governor. I am a Coach and Mentor and passionate about promoting careers in health and care and helping people to learn, explore and achieve their personal goals. Key skills & knowledge - A qualified Nurse, Midwife and Neonatal Nurse, I also gained a certificate in teaching and assessing in clinical practice. I have 8 years experience of engaging with local schools and colleges at career focused events and also as a work experience coordinator. In addition, I have 5 years experience of e-mentoring young people for a national charity, and 11 years experience of creating and producing newsletters and resources to promote work life balance and staff benefits. I have also been involved in the coordination of many projects such as setting up carers groups, Job Centre engagement groups and work experience focus groups. The skills I will bring to the project are - passion, creativity and experience.
Roberta Pomponio - Career & Engagement Hub Coordinator Prior to joining the NHS in December 2017, I have worked in education for 13 years with academic and team leading roles. In my free time I volunteer with a local sports club as a juniors coordinator and I am the owner of a therapy dog. I value the importance of promoting careers in health and care and helping people to learn, as well as highlighting personal wellbeing across all ages and cultures. Key skills & knowledge - A qualified teacher, coach, mentor and trainer, I have a deep understanding of the British education system, including apprenticeships. I support NHS employers with their engagement needs. The skills I will bring to the project are - creativity, professionalism, organisation and evaluation. I am the key contact for social media handles and website content.
Sue Hough – Integrated Workforce Administrator I have worked for the NHS for 23 years in various administration roles for different services and I have previously been an NVQ Assessor in Business Administration. I currently work as an Administrator for the HR and Organisational Development Team which involves assisting the Caring Together Workforce and Organisational Development Programme Lead in the co-ordination of a range of workforce development programmes such as the Cheshire Career and Engagement Hub and Working Longer Project. Key Skills and Knowledge - I have experience of arranging meetings, workshops and conferences, with the ability to take accurate minutes and prepare action notes. I also co-ordinate material for the HR & OD Newsletter and am currently involved in creating a Website for HR & OD. The skills I will bring to the project are – organisation, efficiency and flexibility