There’s nothing more important than relationships, so we are excited to welcome three new people to the MacIntyre team whose role is to make and build relationships in our local areas.
MacIntyre’s new Community Connectors are being entrusted with building links with local people, groups and organisations to support our recruitment activity and to make connections in our local areas.
There are many misconceptions about social care so we are eager to convey the reality that working at MacIntyre isn’t just a job, but a rewarding and exciting experience.
We asked Fiona Townhill, our new Community Connector for Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire a few questions to introduce herself.
Why did you apply for a role as a MacIntyre Community Connector?
After working for Alzheimer’s Society for 11 years I was looking for a fresh challenge. Working for MacIntyre seemed a really exciting opportunity to work with new people and further my career.
Tell us more about your recent experiences.
I started as an administrator with Alzheimer’s and then moved to be a group facilitator and then a dementia support worker. I ran singing groups, activity groups and cognitive stimulation which was quite fun because I couldn’t actually sing very well.
What are you looking forward to about your new role?
I really want to showcase how amazing it is to work for MacIntyre. As a new person myself, I have been welcomed into the family and been so supported. I have been impressed by the care and opportunities for staff.
What interesting facts would you like your local community to know about you?
After finishing my A levels I lived in New York for a year as an au pair. Thinking back now I’m amazed at the confidence or maybe sheer bravado I had to go to a completely different where I didn’t know anyone.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
Every Christmas the singing group I ran at Alzheimer’s Society would hold a concert at Bedfordshire Police headquarters dressed as an elf! Any police who were coming in for a break were encouraged to pick up a tambourine and join in.
MacIntyre provides free, sector-leading training and countless career progression opportunities, so experience isn't essential to join our team.
Have a chat with Fiona to find out more:
- Mobile: 07825 620905
Join our team
Did you know that we are hiring across England and Wales? By starting a career with MacIntyre, you’ll be supporting people with learning disabilities and/or autism to live ambitious and inclusive lives.
We also offer:
- Free training: you don't always need experience to join us
- Career progression opportunities
- Health and wellbeing support
Take a look at our current vacancies: https://www.macintyrecharity.org/careers/current-vacancies/