Our Leadership Team enable opportunity, choice and success for every individual we support
Our team take a hands-on approach, working collaboratively with operational and development teams across the business and challenging fresh ways of doing things. They listen to the individuals we support, their families, and the needs of commissioners. Then they work together to develop forward thinking services that satisfy individuals’ needs while delivering excellent value.
“I’m passionate about maintaining the highest standards across our services to ensure they meet the needs and aspirations of the people we support.”
I’ve worked in the social care sector for two decades now, having started my career as a support worker. I greatly enjoy the challenges that the sector offers and I thrive on the opportunity to help transform lives. I believe in getting to know an organisation from top to bottom, and maintaining a ‘hands on’ approach and attitude is vital for so many reasons, from understanding a team’s challenges to planning effectively for the future.
I am an advocate of a seamless structure and effective communication across all our teams. I believe that only then can we share best practice and learning as an organisation to give our very best to the people we support. I’m very proud of the many things we have supported people to achieve, and I’m proud of the people who work for Consensus. I’m delighted that our efforts and successes are being recognised nationally.
Outside of work I… play taxi to my three daughters, socialise with friends, play badminton or watch Celtic FC.
“I love improving services and providing effective support solutions. The harder the challenge, the more interested I am!”
My first care role was as a learning disability care assistant in a residential home.
I discovered a passion for supporting people and seeing them progress and worked my way up, becoming a Registered Manager before moving into the procurement and commissioning of services.
Before joining Consensus, I was a member of the senior management lead commissioning team for an NHS/local authority partnership commissioning service for people with learning disabilities.
In my role at Consensus I work with local authority and NHS commissioners to develop new and existing accommodation and support services all designed to support people with learning disabilities to be part of the wider community.
We work closely with individuals and their families and advocates to ensure our services support their needs in the ways they want to be supported.
Outside of work I… do DIY, play golf, enjoy travelling and riding my motorbike.
“I am proud to work for Consensus and of contributing to its development and success. I’m looking forward to the opportunities that the future brings for us to grow.”
Business Support Manager
I trained as an accountant and initially worked in the transport industry.
But for the past 15 years I’ve worked in the health and social care sectors, with over eight here at Consensus.
I lead on all the commercial and business analysis aspects, which sees me working with colleagues across the business.
The learning disabilities sector is ever-changing and has its challenges but it’s rewarding to work with the Consensus team to solve them, and I look forward to that every day.
Outside of work I… can usually be found at a swimming pool (I am a long term ‘swim dad’) or cooking things on the barbecue for my ravenous children!