The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) has appointed Kit Lendon as its new Head of Volunteering.
Ms Lendon takes on the role following six and a half years at veterinary charity PDSA, where she was Volunteering Development Manager.
In her role at OSJCT, she will lead the volunteering team and provide strategic direction for volunteering, an opportunity which Ms Lendon says has enormous potential.
“In the short term, I will be looking to establish a really strong foundation on which to engage with our much-appreciated volunteers. I will then be looking to grow and innovative our volunteering offer and help those people who give up their time to develop their skills, which will benefit both them, The Trust and residents.”
Ms Lendon will report to OSJCT’s HR Director, Sara Wright, who says: “Volunteers play an extremely important role at OSJCT and making sure they receive the right type of support, training and development is essential. We are pleased to have found a candidate as strong as Kit. She delivered some fantastic results for the PDSA, including achieving the Investing in Volunteers quality standard accreditation, so we’re very much looking forward to seeing the fruits of her labours here at OSJCT.”
Ms Lendon will work with OSJCT’s c 600 volunteers across Lincolnshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, where the not-for-profit care home provider has 68 residential care and nursing homes and 15 extra care housing schemes, which provide accommodation for over 3,500 residents.