Hayley Jewell has joined us as an HR Administrator having ‘spread her wings’ from a previous job and says she is definitely keen to stay.
The 25-year-old was working in a customer service role for a loan finance company in Bournemouth but wanted to do something different.
“I’d been there for three and a half years,” says Hayley. “I was keen to spread my wings so I did a one-year HR course at Bournemouth and Poole College. It was hard work with a lot of evening study, but I got there in the end.”
Hayley now works in our HR and Recruitment team dealing with all kinds of personnel-related work, including sifting CVs, doing phone interviews, carrying out DBS checks on job applicants and supporting colleagues with reporting and monitoring activities.
Although based at Colten House, Hayley has begun visiting homes across the group to meet with Home Managers and other staff.
“Everyone is really friendly,” she says. “All the homes are different, with their individual characters that stand out, but you can tell they have the same commitment to consistency of high-quality care.”
Outside the day job, Hayley runs a pop-up photo booth business which is popular for birthday celebrations, office events, engagements and children’s parties.
Originally from Bournemouth, she currently lives in Wimborne with her family, her partner and her pet dog Honey.
Summing up her experience of Colten Care since joining in June, Hayley says: “This is genuinely a nice place to work. I can definitely see me staying on and progressing my HR career here.”