02 June 2017

The North East and North West Taken by Storm

[Pictured: Di Ainsworth, Allister McHarrie, Kelly-Marie Harris, Geoff White, Mandy Hamilton, Sara Gladman, Steve Churches and Mhairi Blyth)

What do Butch Cassidy, the Angel of the North and Sara Gladman all have in common? They are from the North East! This week Newcross welcomes Sara to our ever growing team.

Sara, what did you do before joining Newcross?

"I worked for Protocol for 13 years, a company that specialises in providing teachers to schools around the UK, as both a Regional Manager and National Manager. I had built my way up through a number of positions starting as Branch Manager for our Sheffield branch to opening branches around the North region."

“I'm thrilled to be a part of the ever growing Newcross team. It is an exciting time for the North East as we expand. We will have lots of jobs opening up for care assistants, support workers and nurses in the coming weeks, so if you’re hardworking and passionate about healthcare, call into our branches to see what opportunities are available.”

The North West, home to Lake Windermeare, the Lake District and Peak District, it is also home to Di Ainsworth, our Regional Ops Manager North West.

With over 25 years of experience working in the recruitment sector, Di Ainsworth is Newcross Healthcare’s new Regional Ops Manager for the North West of England. We sat down with her to ask a few questions about what makes her tick.

Tell us a bit about your previous experience?

"I’ve worked in recruitment across a wide variety of sectors including Commercial, Technical, Scientific, Engineering and Industrial and Education.  Leading, managing teams and driving sales is a passion for me, along with ensuring that the very best service is delivered to candidates and clients."

Why did you want to join Newcross?

"My mother-in-law has been in a care home for the last two years so seeing first-hand the challenges that staff and residents face on a daily basis led me to Newcross. I am a very competitive person and want to have the most successful team and put the North West on top! – I did say I am very competitive."

 What do you like to do outside of work?

 "I love spending time with my family, going on holidays (who doesn’t?) and walking the dog."

 Do you have any claims to fame?

"My claim to fame is that I appeared on a TV show a few years ago about home makeovers, if you are nice to me I might just tell you the name of the show!"

If you’re an experienced care assistant or registered nurse, we could have the agency job for you. View all the jobs we have on offer here.