Jo’s career with The Fremantle Trust began 15 years ago when she took on the role of Assistant Manager at Holmer Green-based care home, Cherry Garth. She went on to manage a further four homes – both residential and nursing – within the Trust before her promotion to a director role, responsible for half of the Trust’s older people care homes across Buckinghamshire and North London.
Against the backdrop of a fast-evolving care sector, Jo’s remit is to support care home managers while providing a strategic direction for the Trust in this business area. This will involve developing innovative ways of working and embedding the latest insights and sector knowledge into service delivery that is focused on high quality, person-centred care.
Jo brings 18 years of industry experience to her role, having begun her career as a Nursing Auxiliary in the NHS. She has witnessed significant change in this time and is keen to focus on addressing industry-wide challenges around recruitment and responding to financial pressures relating to long-term care.
A committed, highly experienced and enthusiastic care professional, Jo has unrelenting passion for the work she does and feels great loyalty for a brand that sets itself apart for the way that it values kindness in care and the importance of going the extra mile for the people it supports.
Commenting on her appointment, Jo said: “This is an incredible opportunity for me to bring a more strategic perspective to our older people’s services and ensure that we are constantly evaluating and reviewing the way we operate, while always putting the people we serve at the heart of what we do.”
Chief executive of The Fremantle Trust, Steve Flanagan, added: “Jo has shown great commitment to the Trust in the 15 years she has spent with us and we are delighted to enable her to provide an overarching regional steer to our older people’s services. Without doubt, the calibre of our team at The Fremantle Trust is key to maintaining the quality of care we provide to the communities we serve.”