While I’ve been a home manager for a long time now, I’m a trained nurse, and I still provide hands-on care when it’s needed.
I love seeing residents enjoying their days at Mowat Court. If they wish, residents can do training alongside our team, and even help to run the home, like Doug.
Our innovative approach to care saw us shortlisted for Scotland Care Home of the Year Award in the 2019 Caring UK Awards.
I’ve been working at Mowat Court for a number of years and I was led to Care UK as it has a great reputation. Before working here, I previously worked as a staff nurse, play worker and youth worker.
To be successful in this role you need to be able to provide care to each resident according to their individual needs. You also need to be good at listening, have compassion and be able to give support to other colleagues.
My favourite part of my working day is interacting with each resident and assisting them at mealtimes.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my partner and our children and doing activities together.
I joined Care UK in 2005 having previously worked in several hotels and restaurants in the Aberdeen area.
My role requires focus and the ability to be flexible. You also need to be able to work well with a team, provide clear communication and work well under pressure.
I really like the routine here at Mowat Court and I enjoy working with the residents and my colleagues. Since joining the team I’ve discovered how much I enjoy baking. I had done very little of it before working here but baking cakes for the home users has become one of the highlights of the job.
Outside of work I am a keen hill walker and enjoy a game of golf. Mostly I enjoy spending time with the family.
I started working at Mowat Court in 2018. I am such a people person and I’m so happy I came to work for Care UK. I can honestly say it is such an enjoyable place of work as no day is the same.
Before I worked here, I worked in the oil industry and I also spent several years living overseas.
To do well in this role I believe you need to be kind and compassionate. It can be a very busy environment, so you also need to be able to good at multitasking.
My favourite part of my working day is speaking with the residents as it’s lovely to see them with a big smile on their faces. My biggest career highlight so far has been being able to reopen our doors after lockdown and seeing the residents and relatives reunited. I’m also proud to have been nominated for Administrator of the Year in 2019.
Outside of work I really enjoy walking it is so lovely to explore this beautiful country we live in. I also love to spend time with my family and friends, enjoy watching a good film.
I’m looking forward to getting into this role and being involved in listening to residents.
I was born in Morayshire, north of Aberdeen. I used to work as a Housing Officer for Grampian Housing Association and I visited homes across Scotland and also across the border. I also worked for offshore oil from Aberdeen and Robert Gordons University in Aberdeen.
One of my biggest career highlights was being part of the opening of Solstice in Aberdeen which is a community-based gardening project providing placement opportunities for people with mental health problems. I also had the pleasure of meeting the Queen.
I came to Mowat Court after I had a bad fall but since moving to the home, I’ve been able to become more active. I like to unwind by getting out in the garden. Recently I’ve helped paint furniture and fencing and I’ve enjoyed sowing meadow flower seeds. I also like listening to music.
The best parts about living at Mowat Court is going on trips out and I enjoyed going to a whisky experience in Edinburgh, seeing the Kelpies in Falkirk and also taking a trip on a barge.
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