Pastoral Support Coordinator Christie Lee Lebon joined the Workforce Development team in October 2017.
Her role is to support learners under the Widening Participation strategy.
Widening Participation remains a continuing workforce priority here at the Trust to ensure that the healthcare workforce represents the communities we serve.
The Workforce Development team works to improve the quality of care for patients by developing staff with the right skills, values and behaviours and has a responsibility for promoting equality and diversity and enabling widening participation in the development of current and future workforce.
Christie said: “Within my role and to ensure the widening participation strategy is being fulfilled I support a variety of new learners which includes, work experience, cadets, apprentices, newly qualified nurses and adaptation nurses and have so far enjoyed the diversity.
“I work with those who have any concerns or support needs. I act as a helping hand to build relationships and signpost the learners to advice services.
“I am enjoying my role, I feel like I am making a difference, and I love having the opportunity to set up extra-curricular activities for the learners.’’
Eleanor McManus, Career Transformation, Engagement and Development Manager, said: “We created the role to support all learners, whatever their background to enable them to get the most out of their learning environment and experience and to feel supported in their development.”
Christie, who comes from a background in forensic psychology, has seven years’ experience working in mental health, supporting patients and staff.
The learners at the Trust can get in touch with her face to face or via the Messenger App and email.
Dawn Werra, Clinical Workforce Development Advisor, said: “Christie’s role is an important part of workforce development and widening participation as it’s about resolving problems as soon as they arise, so the learner feels valued and supported within their role.
“This has worked really well so far”.
To get in touch with Christie to discuss any issues or to provide feedback, please call 01253 956455 or email Christie-Lee.Lebon@bfwhospitals.nhs.uk.
Alternatively, you can use Facebook Messenger to contact the preceptorship page: https://www.facebook.com/preceptorship.coordinator.1