Meet the team

Our trained team of professionals work together to create the best possible experience for those living in the home, striving to deliver excellent care services in a warm, homely environment. You can find out more about some of our wonderful staff members below:

Rachael Smith

Senior General Manager

My name is Rachael and I am the Senior General Manager here at Bluebell Park. Welcome to our website!

I am a qualified nurse with over 25 years of experience in the care sector. I love working at Bluebell Park and really enjoy getting to know the team, residents and loved ones. I am devoted to making a positive difference to peoples' lives and ensuring that those we support at the home can live as comfortably as possible.

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Prathap Paulson Junjuri

Deputy Manager

I started working at Bluebell in September 2017 and I believe that it was one of the best decisions I've ever made for my career. Bluebell is a lovely place – a home away from home – and I strive to make sure it feels like that for others too.

I qualified as a nurse in 2011 in India and moved to the UK in 2016. In my life, I have always aimed higher and we are striving to see Bluebell receive an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the CQC for the exceptional work the staff do every day. I’m passionate about ensuring that we maintain the high standards we set ourselves.

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Sarah Smedley


Sarah has been the administrator at Bluebell since September 2012, and has worked in accounts since leaving school. She really enjoys working at Bluebell and has found everyone friendly and helpful since she joined.

In her spare time she enjoys walking, birdwatching and following Derby County football club. She enjoys doing all of this with her 8 year old son Billy.

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Juna Jose

Head of Woodland View

I completed my nursing training in 2006, in India. I moved to England in 2010 and started my career in 2011 with Bluebell Park. I recently became Head of Unit in July 2015 and it was the best decision I have made.

In my spare time, I and my son like to go adventuring around Derbyshire; our favourite adventure is Strawberry picking.

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Esondol Khurelee

Activities Coordinator

Hi, my name is Es, and I started working at Bluebell Park in 2016. I started out as a Hostess and thoroughly enjoyed interacting with residents, and I learnt a lot.

When a vacancy on the activities team became available, I applied and was very happy to be accepted.

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Anna Smith


I started working at Bluebell Park in 2016 as a full time Carer, and I have always enjoyed my role. I then applied for the role of Activities Coordinator, and was overjoyed to get the job.

I still work as a Carer and enjoy interacting and sharing wonderful experiences with residents on a daily basis.

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Jonathan Trout

Musical Therapist

Before getting into music therapy, I was a violinist and conductor. Through this career, I had experienced the enormous enrichment that music provides and the idea of working in music therapy had been bubbling in me for some time. However, it was a conversation in a pub which finally spurred me to do it; I was talking to a violinist who plays in an orchestra I conduct. She is a music therapist and asked if I would like to spend a day with her as an assistant. I did this and it is true to say it was a life changing experience. I came straight home, got on the internet and tracked down a course with Nordoff Robbins.

I graduated with my Master's degree in 2013 and have been working at Bluebell Park ever since. It wasn’t my first time at the home though, as I spent my placement year working here!

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Jordan Marriott


Hi, my name is Jordan and I have been at Bluebell Park since November 2017, and I have always loved gardening.

In 2013, I completed a horticulture course and obtained NVQ Levels 1 and 2. I plan to make the gardens at Bluebell Park a place for residents and loved ones to relax, whilst enjoying my hobby and extending my knowledge of horticulture.

I feel lucky to have the opportunity to work in such a quality garden and it is great to do what I love as a job.

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Gary Wye

Head of Maintenance

On leaving school in the 80's, I started work as an apprentice shoemaker which I did for 10 years. I then went on to train as a plumber which I have done for the past 20 years. I have recently moved into a 200 year old cottage which I am renovating myself. In my spare time which I don't have a lot of, I like to be outdoors walking, cycling, fishing, shooting and even the odd beer garden.

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Angela Reittie

Head Chef

I started my career in 1984 as a trainee chef and I still love to cook!

I have been at Bluebell Park since the opening in October 2010; I started as the second chef. Then became the Head Chef in June 2015 and love it!  We all provide a high quality catering and dining experience to all our residents and vistors. Our menu is a four week menu, where we use fresh products daily.

In my spare time I am kept very busy with my 3 children and Husband but when I get a minute to myself I enjoy reading.

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Clare Cunningham

Senior Carer

I have been working here at Bluebell Park since 2014. No two days are the same here and I enjoy the challenge of working with the residents and their families. Here at Bluebell there is a very homely, friendly atmosphere.

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Kerry-Anne Doyle

Senior Care Assistant

My name is Kerry, I have worked with Barchester for 5 years. A year ago I became a Senior Care Assistant. I really enjoy my work, developing relationships with residents is the best part of my job.

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