I started my career working as a detached youth worker within Staffordshire. I then qualified as a social worker in 2000 and began working for Birmingham Youth Offending Service as part of the court team. I joined Stoke-on-Trent Youth Offending Service in 2001 and developed the Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme. During my time in Stoke-on-Trent I have been a case manager, team manager and gained the Head of Service role in 2010. I am often heard to say “it’s time for a new challenge” but I still have a strong passion for youth offending and in particular the city of Stoke-on-Trent.
Outside of work my passion apart from my family is dancing! I teach Latin dance and I am a keen salsa dancer. My other weakness is good food and wine and I’m a sucker for a fancy wine bottle.