The staff structure of the Centre is shown below with brief details of the employees.
Maureen Moore joined St David’s after very successful periods as the Chief Executive of ASH Scotland and [previously] of Scottish AIDS Monitor. Maureen played a central role in the campaign to end smoking in public places in Scotland. A fearless campaigner, she became a familiar figure to Scots as she battled against the tobacco firms and the licensed trade for an end to smoking in public.
Following the successful introduction of smoke-free enclosed public places in Scotland in March 2006, Maureen won the annual NCH Woman of Influence of the Year Award. The Scotland on Sunday also voted her the 2nd most powerful person in Scotland. In June 2006, Maureen was awarded on OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours for her services to healthcare.
Previously Maureen was the Chief Executive of Scottish AIDS Monitor the first national charity in Scotland to tackle the spread of HIV/AIDS. She is a founder member of PHACE Scotland (Project for HIV/AIDS Care and Education) in Glasgow.
Maureen was appointed to the Board of NHS Health Scotland by the Health Minister in 2003 NHS Health Scotland is the Scottish Governments National Health Improvement Agency.
Eileen joined St. David’s in March 2013 as a Support Worker and works with the Service Users on a day to day basis. She previously worked at Liberton Hospital for 3 years as a Clinical Support Worker and has graduated in HNC Health & Social Care.
Eileen has worked in the care profession for the last 4 years and previously in the retail industry for 12 years.
(funded by The Big Lottery Fund)
Eilidh joined St. David’s in October 2010 and works with the service users on a day to day basis. Eilidh previously worked in a Residential Home for adults diagnosed with Dementia. Her role there was a Care Worker assisting the residents to meet all of their needs from personal care to leisure activities. Eilidh has recently graduated in HNC Social Care/SVQ3
As from 1 October 2016 with five year funding received from the Big Lottery Fund, Eilidh’s role is to work with the staff and volunteers to provide a stimulating programme of meaningful activities that are specific and appropriate to the needs of people who have been diagnosed with dementia.
She will develop and implement a range of flexible person centred activities to promote participation and independence. She will also be a source of support for carers of those with Dementia,
Kasia came to St. David’s on her student placements whilst studying Social Care at Jewel & Esk Valley College. From May 2011, Kasia provided sessional work over the weekends. Since July 2012 Kasia became a full time Support Worker and has become a great asset to St. David’s and is very popular with our Service Users, Volunteers and Staff.
Karen joined St David’s in September 2001, following a period of Maternity leave/childcare prior to which she had worked in the financial industry in Edinburgh. Her duties include the providing of administrative support to the Centre, maintenance of financial records and the production of regular management accounts and reports.
Joanne came to St. David’s as a Volunteer and is now employed as the Centre Cleaner, she is essential to St David’s in helping to maintain the excellent standards of hygiene and cleanliness that we require. She still carries out her volunteering work at St. David’s.
Jackie joined St. David’s in 2014. Prior to this Jackie worked as a Personal Assistant, a Home Help and as a Registered Child Minder. Jackie’s post is funded by the Robertson Trust and the Moffat Charitable Trust.
The Centre positively promotes volunteering and provides in service training for volunteers to support the work of the Centre. Training courses include Manual Handling, First Aid, Dementia Awareness, Health and Hygiene, Fire Evacuation Procedures and Minibus Escort Procedures. Most of our volunteers are drawn from the local community who provide a vital link for our day care Service Users to their communities, this link is particularly important to the Service Users who are housebound and have little or no contact