Category: Job Blog

World Physiotherapy Day 2020

Posted on 09/08/20 by AireAdmin

8 September is World Physiotherapy Day; an opportunity for physiotherapists from all over the world to raise awareness about the crucial contribution the profession makes to keeping people well, mobile and independent. We’re highlighting the stories of three of our newer physiotherapists who are talking about their experience of the pandemic in their own words… Maariyah […]

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As part of our celebration of International Women’s Day 2020, we asked women who worked across the Trust to share their stories.

Posted on 03/05/20 by AireAdmin

Steph Burgess

I’m a Speech and Language Therapist specialising in stammering. Unusually in therapies, I work across the age range with both children and adults. I came relatively late to Speech and Language Therapy, completing my training in my late thirties after a previous career working in international logistics. The culture change from industry to NHS was quite a shock, but I feel I have been able to bring many valuable insights to my role from my experience of having worked outside of the NHS.

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As part of our celebration of International Women’s Day 2020, we asked women who worked across the Trust to share their stories.

Posted on 03/05/20 by AireAdmin

Lorna Bowes, Head of Catering, Hospitality and Hotel Services

What is your job?

My job role is the best job in the hospital…ensuring the Trust’s patients’ nutritional and hydration needs are the very best they can be! Food and drink is a big contributing factor in aiding a speedy recovery of all patients. My role also involves looking after services to patient dining food and the service provided at ward level to support the clinical staff in patient safety and experience. Along with the dining room for visitors and staff.

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As part of our celebration of International Women’s Day 2020, we asked women who worked across the Trust to share their stories.

Posted on 03/05/20 by AireAdmin

Amy Whitaker

What is your job?

I am Amy and I am currently Director of Finance for AGH Solutions and Deputy Director of Finance for the Trust. However, I am currently fortunate enough to be leading on the Trust’s finances as Andrew, our current Director of Finance, is working on a system role across Bradford & Airedale. This means I get to work alongside the other Directors and gain a great deal of experience working at a strategic level.

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As part of our celebration of International Women’s Day 2020, we asked women who worked across the Trust to share their stories.

Posted on 03/05/20 by AireAdmin

Dr Carole Paley

My role in the NHS is Head of Research and Innovation.

I did not set out with a clear plan of where I wanted to be. I started out with a degree in Leisure Studies and then moved into sports science and sports medicine. I worked for a few years at Leeds Polytechnic Carnegie School of Physical Education and Human Movement Studies, doing some part-time lecturing and research before taking a Master of Medical Science Degree in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the University of Sheffield.

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As part of our celebration of International Women’s Day 2020, we asked women who worked across the Trust to share their stories.

Posted on 03/05/20 by AireAdmin

Victoria Pickles

Hello my name is Victoria Pickles and I am Director of Corporate Affairs at the Trust. I joined Airedale in February 2019 and have worked in the NHS for 17 years. Not many people know what a Director of Corporate Affairs does, and you certainly don’t – as far as I know – grow up wanting to be one.

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As part of our celebration of International Women’s Day 2020, we asked women who worked across the Trust to share their stories.

Posted on 03/05/20 by AireAdmin

Linda Gibbs

What is your job?
I am the Clinical Coding Manager for the Trust

How did you get to where you are today? What made you decide to do what you do?
My first passion is art and I took a degree in Fashion and Clothing Technology at Northumbria University. However after 4 years of study I decided I needed a job with my feet firmly planted on the ground. My first NHS job was allocating wheelchairs and loan equipment for a local GP practice. From there I moved into a Medical Records Department as a filing and clinic clerk. 

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As part of our celebration of International Women’s Day 2020, we asked women who worked across the Trust to share their stories.

Posted on 03/05/20 by AireAdmin

Lorna Smithson

What is your job?

Head of Workforce Resource Service

How did you get to where you are today? What made you decide to do what you do?

My mum worked at Airedale many years ago so as a child I spent a lot of time in the hospital either after school, on a weekend or in the holidays.  Mum would always find me little jobs to do to keep me out of trouble either photocopying or stapling together junior doctor induction packs, stuffing envelopes etc.

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As part of our celebration of International Women’s Day 2020, we asked women who worked across the Trust to share their stories.

Posted on 03/05/20 by AireAdmin

Julia Nixon

What is your job?

Divisional Operations Director for urgent care and flow.

How did you get to where you are today? What made you decide to do what you do?

No idea what made me do it! I am a nurse by background and then an Advanced Clinical Practitioner. I am passionate about quality of care and developing people and services for people who need care.

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As part of our celebration of International Women’s Day 2020, we asked women who worked across the Trust to share their stories.

Posted on 03/05/20 by AireAdmin

Katie Lister

What is your job?

I am Head of Communications and Employee Engagement at Airedale.

How did you get to where you are today? What made you decide to do what you do?

From growing up in rural Worcestershire (Archers country, Radio 4 fans) I did a degree in German and Management Studies at Leeds University and then, casting around for a graduate job in the early 90s, ended up working for Ernst & Young, the auditors/consultants as a sales administrator. After a few years I wanted a change

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