It is our people who make Pebbles such a special organisation
Pebbles’ directors lead the growth and innovation of our company by setting strategic objectives and plans and ensuring they are consistently met.
Michael joined Pebbles in November 2019 after many months of working with a new financial backer and senior team of Pebbles.
Julie’s first career was in financial services, where she founded and ran her own wealth management consultancy for over 15 years.
After a twenty year career in Cumbria Police Mark decided to take up a career in Children’s Social Care. Mark has worked in the sector for 16 years now in various senior management roles.
We have a skilled and cohesive operations team that ensures we go above and beyond to meet the highest standards of care.
Joy is a highly motivated and dedicated manager who can demonstrate a proven track record in leading teams to support positive outcomes for children and young people.
Maureen has over 25 years experience working within residential child care in both Scotland and England. She is a qualified Social Worker and Registered Manager who has extensive knowledge and experience of trauma informed care.
Annette has 20 years’ experience in working with children and young people, 12 of these was as a Registered manager of Residential homes for children.
Dave has worked in residential childcare for 11 years in various leadership roles, with a proven track record as a successful Registered Manager, achieving an outstanding feature in Leadership and Management.
Krysia has worked with young people in drug and alcohol services, and learning disability and autism services for over 25 years in various settings, including the voluntary and statutory sectors.
Luke has five years’ experience working within social care, starting with Pebbles Care, where he has progressed throughout the company thanks to his passion and desire to improve the lives of children and young people.
Zoe has nearly 30 years of experience working with different young people in care and care leavers, all with a variety of needs, helping them make progress and achieve the best they possibly can.
Formed by the commissioning and marketing departments, this team builds strong relationships with local authorities by finding the best placements for young people and supports the growth of the company.
Ileana joined Pebbles as Marketing Manager at the end of 2021, creating and overseeing the whole marketing function. Part of her job is implementing effective communication strategies and ensuring that the perception of the company reflects the genuine interest that everyone shares in improving young people’s lives and innovating our practices.
Karen has worked for Pebbles Care for nearly 10 years, working as part of the commissioning team. Karen provides relationship focused support to all the Yorkshire local authorities and those within the district of Greater London.
Following on from roles in sales and residential care, Leahanne joined Pebbles Care in 2017 as an Administrator until moving into the commissioning department, where she started as Referrals Coordinator up to becoming Commissioning Manager in 2022. Leahanne has a diploma in Business Administration as well as numerous years’ experience in sales and residential care.
Pebbles’ talent acquisition team strives to attract and hire only the most talented individuals and plays a vital role in creating our thriving family.
Hazel joined the Pebbles family three years ago, initially helping out with admin before making her move into the recruitment team. She has a wealth of experience in people management and recruitment, having previously worked as a field manager for a logistics company where she was responsible for the recruitment process, training and performance management of employees. Hazel is currently studying for her CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management.
Our passionate education team loves empowering young people who experienced early years adversities to access life-changing learning opportunities.
Glenn has 15 years’ experience in education and built upon his original foundation as a PE teacher by moving into a pastoral care role before spending three years as a Curriculum Leader in residential child care education. He then furthered his career by becoming Principal Teacher of an Additional Support department in Fife before moving on as Principal Teacher of the Learning Support faculty in Perth.
A specialist team of in-house forensic psychologists supports the development of our people as trauma informed practitioners, offering healing therapeutic journeys.
Volunteering in residential childcare shaped Sharron’s professional career. Bewildered by the behaviours and saddened by the difficulties that some young people face sparked an interest for both understanding and intervention.
Our learning and development team is responsible for developing the learning programmes that allow us to achieve outstanding levels of support for young people.
Michelle is our Learning and Development Manager for England. She has extensive knowledge and experience of providing outstanding people development programmes for many employees in both the public and private sector.
Over the past 17 years, Tracey has worked in various roles within the health care sector and found her vocation in training and supporting others to develop their skills and understanding. Tracey has spent many years supporting others to achieve their SVQ qualifications, along with resourcing, designing specific training programmes for the needs of the people being supported.
The Compliance Team ensures that each of our services, as well as the organisation as a whole, is made accountable for delivering the highest standards of care and support.
All our homes are aligned with a robust health and safety structure and documentation thanks to the efforts of our health and safety team, that works on making Pebbles a safe place for all.
Derek is a NEBOSH qualified Health and Safety manager and a technical member of IOSH.
Human Resources is a constant source of assistance in our employees’ careers, ensuring that Pebbles remains an inclusive, fair, and progressive employer.
Jo is a CIPD qualified HR professional with a passion for people, supporting both the business and individuals.
Clara has a Human Resources Bachelor’s Degree, and she is CIPD qualified. Clara has over eight years of experience within HR. She is a believer in people’s capabilities and potential as the true organisational value added and employee development as the true retention factor.
Our Finance Team ensures that Pebbles, as a forward-looking company, remains sustainable, as well as ambitious in its mission to make a difference for young people.
Grant started his career in finance at the young age of 17 thanks to his excellent numeracy and computing skills, joining a private practice to support the client’s accounts. After a few years, he moved to the construction industry as a Management Accountant, where he further developed the ability to bring teams and ideas together to implement better business solutions.
Our dedicated Maintenance Team is always on hand to make all our residential services feel like warm and welcoming homes.
Ian has been with Pebbles since it was founded, and in the first two years with us, he progressed from residential child care worker to home manager, obtaining his NVQ Level 4 in Children and Young People, and a Level 4 in Leadership and Management.
There are a range of exciting opportunities to join us. Why not discover through which of our roles you would thrive and make a positive impact on the lives of our children and young people? We would love to receive your application.