Meet the team
Our wonderful team comprises nurses, carers, activities coordinators, chefs, housekeepers and more. These people are here to ensure that residents enjoy their time at the home and are supported to live life to the fullest. Meet some of our staff below:
Hi, my name is Carol, and I am General Manager here at Rivermead. Welcome to our website!
Thank you for taking the time to look further into what Rivermead has to offer to you or your loved one. Here is an opportunity to look at some of our staff team in the home, who all play a vital role in day-to-day life.
I qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 1995. My career has been diverse and I have worked for the NHS, within the Mental Health field for the charity Mind and have managed a number of homes in the private sector caring for people with general nursing needs, mental health issues, learning disabilities, dementia and complex dementia and challenging behaviour.
I am humbled to have been nominated for the Great British Care Awards three times by staff and residents and have reached the finals each time. Overall I am most proud of having made a difference to the lives of the people that I have had the privilege to care for .
I joined Barchester in 2016 as an admin assistant and have recently transferred to Rivermead from Stamford Bridge to become the new administrator. I am now responsible for all the financial responsibilities in the home. along with all general administration. I take great pride in ensuring that, as much as possible, everything runs like clockwork. I am here to welcome you into the home and I am always happy to offer assistance and support.
Sarah along with her team is responsible for the catering service throughout the home. Sarah plans menus with input from residents and relatives to ensure balanced, nutritious meals throughout the day. Menus change four times a year to reflect seasonal produce and ensure variety. Sarah has worked in the catering industry for around 22 years in hotels, pubs, restaurants and care homes.
Hello, my name is Tina. I joined Rivermead in 2013 as the home's part time housekeeper before progressing to head of housekeeping, and I am now head of maintenance.
Maintenance is paramount when it comes to our residents, relatives and colleagues, and my role is to keep the home environment up to the highest standards possible, ultimately creating a safe and warm place for our residents to live and my colleagues to work.
I also manage and deal with contractors, keeping records up-to-date for our audits. I take great pride in my work and strive to ensure that our residents have a lovely place to live and our staff have a pleasant environment to work in.
Sarah is Rivermead’s Admin Assistant, assisting the Administrator in the finance and the administration of the home. Sarah started working at Rivermead as a night Carer in March 2010, has enjoyed the role of 1-2-1 care assistant for a resident in 2015 before transferring to her current role in 2017 and since then she has become someone everyone knows and loves to speak to.
She is always happy and bubbly, you will always find her this way. She can multitask, answer the phone, count money, solve a staff members problem and have a full conversation with a resident all at the same time!!! Anyone who visits the home always gets a kind word.
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