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 Pippa Bruckland, our new Community Connector for Adult Service Milton Keynes further education provision, a few questions to introduce herself.
Why did you apply for a role as a MacIntyre Community Connector?
I applied for this role as I am passionate about McIntyre and the services we provide. I believe everybody should have the opportunity to live their lives to the full and this role provides the opportunity to promote MacIntyre across Milton Keynes and draw first class individuals to work with us.
Tell us more about your recent experiences?
I ran the Supported internships at Milton Keynes college for six years building relationships between businesses and the college to provide job opportunities to SEN students. I worked alongside MacIntyre employees at the college and was impressed with Macintyre’s ethos and training. As a result they were the first company I applied to on leaving and I joined MacIntyre in February 2021.
What are you looking forward to about your new role?
I’m looking forward to implementing some new ideas, raising MacIntyre’s profile and working alongside the various teams to make this happen.
What interesting facts would you like your local community to know about you?
I spend most of my spare time with my husband and two children doing various sporting activities. We have two border terriers too who need lots of walks. I’m also a Commercial Manager of a local rugby team and spend time raising the profile and income of the club. My unusual fact is that I starred in adverts as a child including the ‘red balloon’ advert for Milton Keynes.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
I’m also a buddy to families who have adopted children who need extra support.
MacIntyre provides free, sector-leading training and countless career progression opportunities, so experience in education or social care isn't essential to join our team.
Have a chat with Pippa to find out more:
- mobile: 07557435915
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 take part in fun activities and learn new skills.
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/