Jackie Seeborun is a prime example of a care professional who has gained successive promotions throughout her career with us.
As Home Manager of Court Lodge in Lymington, she is responsible for making sure all activities meet the highest of care standards. Her nursing background underpins her work every day.
“Being a nurse has always been my vocation,” explains Jackie. “With that as my starting point, it is a privilege to apply my knowledge and skills to home management. My message to anyone considering a career in care is that it can bring you great personal rewards. Whatever your specific role, when you know you have delivered the highest standard of care that you can, it is a feeling of great satisfaction.”
In her native Mauritius, Jackie was a practice and dispensing nurse at a sugar cane factory that employed up to 4,000 people, and personally saved lives following emergencies such as cardiac arrests and road accidents. Her clinical strengths ranged from wound management to psychiatric nursing.
After coming to the UK, Jackie became Colten Care’s first overseas ‘Adaptation Nurse’, registering with the Nursing and Midwifery Council here in 2000. Her first job with us was at Woodpeckers in Brockenhurst. She later worked at Avon Reach in Christchurch and Abbotts Barton in Winchester while studying for a degree in care management at Bournemouth University. Before moving to Court Lodge in 2012, she was Head of Care at our New Milton home, Kingfishers.
“I have learned such a lot from working in elderly people’s care,” says Jackie. “For me, it is all about integrating the care environment with compassion. Elderly people rely on us to make sure they are looked after. At the same time, I believe that if you work in care, you deserve to be well supported. As both a provider of choice and an employer of choice, Colten Care invests substantially in developing its teams. In my case, they have enabled me to continue my learning journey by supporting me through my degree. I now have the chance to pass on some of my skills by mentoring nurses and students, something that brings me added job satisfaction. We all work as a team, whether in clinical roles or not, respecting each other as individuals for what we contribute to the overall standard of care.”