Kathy James

Kathy James - Recruitment Manager

How long have you worked at ExtraCare?

I have worked for ExtraCare for just over 25 years and started as a Personnel Team Leader.

What does your role involve you doing on a day to day basis?

This job involves leading on recruitment across the charity, new village recruitment, supporting new villages during commissioning with human resources advice, project work and general HR support.

What development have you had?

I have had lots of training opportunities which include employment legislation updates, equality and diversity training, funding for my CIPD, NVQ3 business administration, CLAIT courses and lots of other useful 'in house' training.

What is the most memorable moment of your career to date?

Passing my CIPD and my 20 Year Service Award

Describe our residents in one word

Fortunate

Why do you work for us?

I love what ExtraCare does and fully endorse its philosophy. Over the years I have heard so many life changing stories from our residents and feel privileged being part of a forward thinking charity. I have also been very lucky to have worked with such a great bunch of supportive people at Head Office.