Meet the team

Our staff are what hold the home together. Each one of these team members are dedicated to providing high quality care and services to those we support, and ensuring that residents enjoy all aspects of life at our home. See below to meet some of our friendly faces:

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Juliet Driver

General Manager

Juliet is the General Manager here at Woodland View.

Before joining Barchester Healthcare in September 2015, Juliet enjoyed a career that had spanned over 30 years. Working in both the public and private sector, she has developed knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of services, with specialist understanding of working within the acute sector and within senior management positions.

Whereas Juliet and the staff team will seek to ensure that each residents' care needs are met, they will also encourage and support them to retain as much independence as they desire through the provision of a stimulating and pleasant environment, where they are free to exercise their right of choice as to their lifestyle.

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Andrea Corps

Deputy Manager

I have over 15 years of experience working within the healthcare industry as a nurse, in both the private and public sector. I have worked in a variety of roles, including as both a Senior Nurse and, more recently, as an Education Facilitator, which were helpful in preparing me for my roles as Head of Community and Deputy Manager at Woodland View.

My passion for healthcare comes from a fusion of learning and development.

My commitment to caring for residents and the ability to function as an integral part of the team allows me to make a valuable contribution to the tradition of excellence at Woodland View. 

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Jodi Rutherford

Customer Relations Manager

Hello! My name is Jodi and I have worked in healthcare for several years. Before joining Barchester, I worked within the recruitment team for Care UK and, previous to that, I worked within agency recruitment. In my spare time, I love being outside – you can usually find me with the horses or on the water doing some form of watersports. Overall, I would describe myself as friendly and active.

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April Smith


I am very happy to be working for such a well-known and respected name within the care sector.

I find my job very rewarding and like that I am able to have access to training to broaden my skill set. I am also enjoying getting to know all of the friendly faces that I meet on a daily basis - staff and residents alike. 

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Kevin Riley

Activities Coordinator

Having had a varied career, spanning catering, the travel industry and many areas of IT, I have worked with people in those areas at both a professional and personal level. The most rewarding aspect in all of these areas has been the opportunity to work with people who share my passion.

I am delighted and very excited to have joined the Woodland View team, who clearly have passion, working with them towards a common goal, delivering the best of everything we do to the benefit of residents and their loved ones.

My own mother spent the last 3 years of her life in a private care home; she was adored by her carers and she adored them back. Thinking of her, it fills me with pride to now be an Activities Coordinator and to contribute to such a worthwhile establishment and to make a real and tangible difference to peoples' lives on a day-to-day basis.

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John McNally

Maintenance Manager

I'm very proud to have been given the opportunity to work at the beautiful new Barchester care home at Woodland View in Colchester. I look forward to meeting all the residents and helping them enjoy the lovely building we have here. I'm a very easy going person; always with time to listen to resident's needs. My main focus is the safety of our residents and to keep the home running smoothly as I work with a great team to make the building a home.

I enjoy a good read and music, but my greatest joy is to see happy smiling faces enjoying what they do each day.

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Tansie Fitch


My name is Tansie and I am a qualified hairdresser who has worked in the industry for over 32 years. I am very privileged to be given this opportunity to work at Woodland View

I am a very conscientious, bubbly and outgoing person; I love working with the elderly and have retained clients for over 25 years because they trust me to do their hair. To me, they are not just clients, but long-lasting friends.

This is a great chance to make a difference to people’s lives and to make them feel better about themselves.

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