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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To ensure that we can support service areas placed under additional demand at this time, we have taken the decision to postpone all learning events that require staff attendance with immediate effect. This position will continue to be monitored based on the advice received from Government.

All our resources are now focused on supporting colleagues with any essential operational skills for critical services.

We will continue to communicate arrangements via our pages, and we encourage colleagues to take advantage of e-learning as part of any revised working arrangements they may be required to do. The application system for learning and development is temporarily unavailable for all new applications until further notice. 

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Meet the Team

Organisational Development Manager

David Richards

Work Area:  Organisational Development

I work as part of the Strategic Management Team for People Management alongside colleagues managing People Services and Employee Wellbeing supporting the Assistant Chief Executive for People Management.

E-mail: DWMRichards@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 246110

Lead Business Partner [Learning and Development]

Alex Machin

Work Area:  Corporate Learning & Development

I manage the Corporate Learning & Development team, working with them to provide good quality, flexible development programmes to meet the needs of the Authority.

E-mail: AMachin@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 246174

Learning & Development Associate (Homes & Safer Communities)

Ceri Thomas

Work Area: Corporate Learning & Development

My role is to work with Corporate Learning & Development and the Homes & Safer Communities Division to lead on the delivery of the Homes & Safer Communities Learning & Development Plan.
I work operationally to deliver the Learning and Development strategy and plan for the Homes & Safer Communities divisional staff.

E-mail: CeLThomas@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 246158
Happy to speak Welsh

Learning & Development Advisor

Hayley Daniels

Work Area:  Corporate Learning & Development

I am a Learning & Development Advisor who works as a Business Partner, using knowledge and expertise in Learning & Development to work collaboratively with departments that are managing change to identify learning needs. I also work creatively to design learning and development interventions and where appropriate deliver solutions and follow up on evaluating the impact of the intervention, using this information to inform future planning.

E-mail: HMDaniels@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 246186

Graduate Trainee Transforming Digital Learning Project Officer

Holly Rowley

My role is to work with the team to create Digital Learning that is user-friendly and meets the needs of the organisation. The aim is to make it easier for all staff across the Authority to access our learning and help create a Learning Culture.

E-mail: HLRowley@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 246689
I'm learning Welsh

Learning & Development Advisor [Welsh Language]

Kelly Morris

Work Area:  Corporate Learning & Development

My role is to develop a Learning and Development Programme that meets the needs of the Organisation under the Welsh Language Standards.  This includes supporting the recruitment of new staff and developing the current workforce.

E-mail: KellyAMorris@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 246774
Happy to speak Welsh

Work Related Learning Co-ordinator

Sally Bennett

Work Area:  Corporate Learning & Development

My role is to co-ordinate the ‘Work Ready’ Programme.  The programme offers work experience, apprenticeship and graduate opportunities within the Authority.

E-mail: SBennett@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 246181

Learning & Development Advisor

Sharron Penfold

Work Area:  Corporate Learning & Development

I am the Learning and Development advisor for ICT.  I deliver a variety of Desktop Application training and also develop eLearning for all departments across all sectors.

E-mail: SEPenfold@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 246282

Learning & Development Advisor

Sian Woodruff

Work Area:  Corporate Learning & Development

My key responsibilities are Leadership and Management programmes, the Authority’s Coaching Network and Action Learning.  I am available to meet with Managers to discuss their staff training requirements and the best ways of achieving the learning.

E-mail: SEBowen@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 246192

Organisational Design Consultant

Sonya Dougherty

Work Area:  Corporate Learning & Development

My role is to support the delivery of a consultancy service for organisational structure design, redesign, change management and organisational development, with a focus on people and organisational culture.  Combining people development knowledge and experience with a systems thinking perspective, we help to enable change and improvement in people, processes, systems and culture.

E-mail: SDougherty@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 246692
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Workforce Development Manager [Social Care]

Ruth Bowman

Work Area:  Social Care Learning & Development

I manage the SCWWDP Team who deliver training and support to qualified social workers and social care workers across Carmarthenshire.  I also lead on the Joint Health Social Care Pilot for West Wales and am the Workforce lead for SCWWDP across the region.

I manage the teams who look after all aspects of qualifications, skills training and practice development for the social care workforce

This includes:

  • The Social Care Workforce Development Programme, Carmarthenshire & regional lead training manager
  • The Joint Health the Social Care Pilot for West Wales
E-mail: RBowman@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 246764

Learning & Development Associate

Caitlin Montgomery

Work Area:  Social Care Learning & Development

I am an apprentice working to support the Health & Social Care Induction pilot project.

  • Collecting evaluation data
  • Supporting the coordination of the project
  • Supporting the cohorts of students
E-mail: CMMontgomery@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 246732

Senior Learning & Development Advisor – Qualifications and Skills [Social Care]

Dirk Neuman

Work Area:  Social Care Learning & Development

I am the lead advisor and support for non-social work qualified staff in children and adult services, in both local authority and the independent provider sector. I deliver a programme of training to ensure the learning and development needs of services are met and practice is improved across the workforce in the county and the region.

  • QCF vocational qualifications in Health & Social Care
  • Specialist QCF modular training and IAAG Level 4 courses
  • Safeguarding training across adult services, incl. VAWDASV and Ask & Act training
E-mail: DNeuman@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 246770

Learning & Development Advisor [Professional Practice & Qualifications]

Emma Taylor-Hill

Work Area:  Social Care Learning & Development

I provide expert advice and support for the post-qualifying programmes for qualified social workers across the local authority. My focus is on social workers in their first three years in practice and those undertaking Continuous Professional Education and Learning (CPEL).
This includes:

  • Consolidation Programme and CPEL
  • TMDP/MMDP/Research in Practice
  • First Year In Practice Adult & Children Services – Llanelli area
E-mail: ETaylor-Hill@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 246769

Learning & Development Advisor [Qualification & Skills]

Eunice Moyo

Work Area:  Social Care Learning & Development

I lead a regional project to design and deliver a partnership approach to delivering the All Wales Induction Framework for Health & Social care workers. The project is a pilot funded via Health Education Improvement Wales and Social Care Wales and involves working across Hywel Dda and SCWWDP teams
This includes:

  • Project management
  • Design, delivery and evaluation of the new H&SCIF
  • Cascade learning from the project across the region & Wales
E-mail: emoyo@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 246746

Senior Learning & Development Advisor [Professional Practice and Qualifications]

Jayne Evans

Work Area:  Social Care Learning & Development

I manage the Professional Practice Team who deliver training, qualifications and support to qualified social work practitioners across Carmarthenshire including statutory, independent and third sector. I am the Lead on Partnership arrangements with Universities in relation to qualified social work practice and qualifications and provide expert advice on qualified social work pathways.
This includes:

  • Lead on Practice Learning Arrangements for Degree and Masters Degree in Social Work Students (hosting and secondments)
  • Manage the PLOF grant funding arrangements
  • Practice Educator Award, training and support
E-mail: JLEvans@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 246780
Happy to speak Welsh

Learning & Development Advisor [Professional Practice and Qualifications]

Mair Trevor

Work Area:  Social Care Learning & Development

I provide expert advice to all Adult Services Social Work Teams (Older People, Learning Disabilities, Substance Misuse & Mental Health), specifically delivering learning & development opportunities to support evidence-based practice incorporating legislation and policy. This includes:

  • Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs)
  • DoLS Best Interest Assessors
  • First Year in Practice in Mental Health Teams across Carmarthenshire
E-mail: MMTrevor@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 246768
Happy to speak Welsh

Learning & Development Advisor [Qualifications and Skills - Social Care]

Mike 'Alfie' Howard

Work Area:  Social Care Learning & Development

I deliver a programme of training and learning and development advice to all Children Services Social Care Teams, ensuring all staff have the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills. My remit also includes the delivery of subject-specific training on Substance Misuse & Mental Health, as well as Suicide intervention training.

  • QCF assessment, and delivery of specialist modules on AWIF Core (including assessment and marking)
  • Undertaking ILM level 4 in Project Management
  • Safeguarding for Children Services, including Fostering and Adoption
E-mail: AHoward@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 246771

Learning & Development Advisor [Professional Practice & Qualifications]

Rhianydd Barnes

Work Area:  Social Care Learning & Development

I deliver a programme of training and expert advice to all Children Services Social Work Teams, ensuring staff have the opportunities to develop knowledge & skills, incorporating legislation and policy which frames their practice.
This includes:

  • Training for First Year In Practice across the Local Authority
  • Children Safeguarding
  • First Year in Practice in Children Services Social Work Teams - Ammanford and Carmarthen areas.
E-mail: PJRBarnes@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 245680
Happy to speak Welsh

Learning & Development Advisor [Qualifications and Skills - Social Care]

Terri Larkin

Work Area:  Social Care Learning & Development

I deliver a programme of training programmes and learning and development advice to all Adult Services Social Care Teams (Older People & Learning Disabilities services) including the independent provider sector, ensuring staff have the opportunities to develop knowledge & skills to promote best practice in social care.

  • Diploma L4 Learning and development, ILM L5 Coaching and Mentoring, Vocational qualifications in Health and Social Care
  • Part of the coaching network, specialist modules for induction framework
  • Dementia, infection control and effective communication across adult services
E-mail: TLarkin@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 246183

Organisational Development Systems & Support Co-ordinator

Anthony Belton

Work Area:  Organisational Development Systems & Support

I manage the Organisational Development Systems & Support Team, working with them to provide an OD service for employees and partners of the local authority, including L&D for customers from the Private, Voluntary and Independent sectors.

E-mail: ATBelton@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 246781
Happy to speak Welsh

Assistant Organisational Development Support Officer

Bernadette McGrath

Work Area:  Organisational Development Systems & Support

My role is to support and maintain a comprehensive range of OD systems for the team, including e-learning solutions and L&D programmes, with particular emphasis on corporate workforce needs.

E-mail: BMcGrath@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 246177

Assistant Organisational Development Support Officer

Bethan Francis

Work Area:  Organisational Development Systems & Support

My role is to support and maintain a comprehensive range of OD systems for the team, including e-learning solutions and L&D programmes, with particular emphasis on Corporate workforce needs.

E-mail: BFrancis@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 246071

Work Skills Support Officer

Catherine Harris

Work Area:  Organisational Development Systems & Support

My role is to co-ordinate qualifying Social Care awards that are organised by the team, and arrange work experience placements across departments as part of the Work Ready Programme.

E-mail: CathHarris@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 246779
Happy to speak Welsh

Assistant Organisational Development Support Officer

Nia Davies

Work Area:  Organisational Development Systems & Support

My role is to support and maintain a comprehensive range of OD systems for the team, including e-learning solutions and L&D programmes, with particular emphasis on Social Care workforce needs.

E-mail: NLDavies@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 246188

Organisationl Development Support Officer

Samantha Evans

Work Area:  Organisational Development Systems & Support

My role is to manage OD Assistants and work with them to provide high quality learning & development programmes across the Authority.  I work across Corporate and Social Care L&D teams to plan and resource project support, and maintain our systems through promoting and advertising our services.

E-mail: SamAEvans@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 246085

Finance & Monitoring Support Officer

Samantha Ford

Work Area:  Organisational Development Systems & Support

To provide financial support to the Organisational Development Team in order to deliver and implement Authority wide learning and development initiatives and Welsh Government funding streams.

E-mail: SJFord@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 246106

Assistant Organisational Development Support Officer

Sarah Louise Rees

Work Area:  Organisational Development Systems & Support

My role is to support and maintain a comprehensive range of OD systems for the team, including e-learning solutions and L&D programmes, with particular emphasis on Social Care workforce needs.

E-mail: SarahLRees@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Phone: 01267 246765

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