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Who is who at Head Office? Just so you know the people you are contacting are not just an email address or a phone number.
Chief Executive Officer
She has a wide and varied experience in health, housing and social care both strategically and operationally. This has afforded her opportunity to gain extensive knowledge and skills within adult services and latterly Children’s services. Victoria has been actively involved in change programmes and strategic planning to enhance service provision. During her career, she has worked across several different Local Authorities in social work, commissioning and management roles and latterly worked for the voluntary sector. She has a track record of establishing positive working relationships and developing collaborative working across agencies to find solutions so that personalised services can be delivered, piloting innovative initiatives and creating a culture of continuous improvement across organisations.
Tracey is experienced in leading and managing organisational change, employee relations, recruitment, learning and development. Tracey is striving to make Coquet Trust an employer of choice and ensure staff feel valued in their job role.
Ruth really enjoys a challenge and leading change developing systems and processes across the whole organisation to enable new and innovative ideas to come to fruition.
Michelle has a wealth of experience in supporting people with very complex needs She is passionate about ensuring people have choice and control over their lives and in delivering high quality support. She has extensive experience of working across disciplines to enable people to leave long stay hospitals to live within their own community and has enabled many teenagers to transition from children’s to adults services.
Michelle has many examples of how she has enabled people to enhance their quality of life and maximise their independence by ensuring consistent quality support was provided.
Sharon is extremely committed and passionate about enabling the people that we support to live the lives that they choose. Her key focus is to maintain quality, promoting the highest standards of support and enable the people we support and staff to grow to maximise skills and experience.
Mark is keen to influence the local health and social care agenda. He is a member of Newcastle’s Safeguarding Adults Board Learning & Development Committee, which has given him an opportunity to amalgamate his experience of developing an associate trainer programmer with his passion for safeguarding vulnerable individuals.
Mark plays an active role in ensuring our workforce are well informed and takes a lead role in workforce communication and policy review.
Susan joined Coquet Trust in 1997. She has extensive experience of working with people with learning difficulties. Susan is very keen to be involved in health and social care initiatives and is actively involved in working within our community to bring people together and ensure that the people we support are truly engaged in meaningful activities.
She is driven to ensure that the people we support have a full and active lives. Susan believes people should all have the same opportunities as each other; choosing how to live their own lives.
Susan represents Coquet Trust within the Safeguarding Practice Delivery Group for Gateshead Local Authority as she is keen to inform practice.
Back on safer ground, Marie has since worked in many differing admin roles from property investment, education, medical, security and social housing, all bringing with them very different and specialised ways of working and adding up to over 30 years of knowledge, skills and experience in all things admin.
In 2016, Marie started working within the charity sector where she found her true passion and where job satisfaction comes in abundance. Since joining Coquet Trust, she is very much relishing the challenge and being involved in shaping its future.