Having previously provided HR support for social and health care providers in the not-for-profit, private and public sectors, Geralyn brings with her a wealth of experience to the Bristol-based Trust, which supports people with mental health problems, learning disabilities and dementia.
“As soon as I saw the advert I thought: ‘That’s where I want to work.’ There are real challenges for the social care sector at the moment -more people require care and support and there is less money to provide it. I want to help Milestones Trust work its way through these challenges, by attracting and keeping committed staff who provide excellent care,” Geralyn commented.
In her last role, she provided a client facing HR consultancy service at Smith & Williamson and brings a wide range of skills to the role; she is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, in recognition of her work as an HR strategist. She also has a postgraduate qualification in business strategy.
John Hoskinson, Milestones Trust’s CEO, said: “I am delighted to welcome Geralyn to Milestones Trust and to the senior management team (SMT). She brings with her a wealth of experience in both HR and the health and social care sector. She has already settled in well and is providing additional expertise and advice to the SMT and her team. At a time of great change in the sector, it is great to have her on board.”
Geralyn has lived in Bristol for over 20 years, although she has mostly worked in London or in UK-wide roles that involved a lot of commuting, so she is pleased to be spending more time in the city during daylight hours.