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National Star has a wide variety of roles and employs people with different skills and backgrounds. Here you can meet some of them and find out more about what they do and the skills needed to do their jobs. You can also view the benefits to working for us and our current vacancies.

Renee, Faciliator

Renee has worked at National Star for seven years as a Facilitator within our Residential Services team. Day to day she supports learners and residents with varied and complex disabilities to maintain their health and wellbeing while they enjoy and achieve to their potential at National Star. This includes all aspects of personal care, developing life skills and supporting in educational activities and sessions. Click here to find out more.

Victoria, Night Nurse

​Victoria joined National Star in 2015. As a Night Nurse she is responsible for the health and wellbeing of learners during the night, ensuring that appropriate, effective and timely health management is delivered. Victoria oversees National Star’s Shortwood and Cleeve residences. Click here to find out more.

Catherine, Lead Nurse

Catherine has worked at National Star for 13 years, and originally joined us as a Nurse Practitioner. Day to day she liaises with parents, carers, therapists, colleagues and learners in order to deliver a high standard of holistic and individualised medical care. She works at our college campus in Ullenwood. Click here to find out more.

Adam, Residential Manager

Adam joined National Star in 2012 as a Residential Manager. He has responsibility for 22 learners and 70 staff. His overall aim is to ensure that a learner’s experience of National Star College is as good as it can possibly be, and when it’s time for them to leave, they have learned as many new skills as possible and been exposed to lots of different opportunities. Click here to find out more.

John, Senior Driver

John has worked at National Star since 2014. As a Senior Driver he works within the organisation’s Transport team and supports the day to day activities of the college’s learners. Click here to find out more.

Diane, Secretary to Director of International Development and Research and Senior Administrative Support

Diane has worked for National Star for four years. She provides full secretarial support to the Director of International Development and Research, and as part of her role looks after complex diary management, administrative tasks and arranging travel in the UK and abroad. She also supports funding bids and award applications. Click here to find out more.

Paul, Senior Facilitator at National Star at Hereford

National Star at Hereford was launched in September 2014, when Paul joined us on a secondment basis from a local school. Following this, Paul applied to join National Star full-time. Click here to find out more.

Zoe, Head of Residential Quality Assurance and Audit

Zoe has been part of National Star’s residential services for 15 years and in February 2015 she became the Head of Residential Quality Assurance and Audit. She is responsible for evaluating and implementing systems and practices to improve the services we deliver, providing support to Residential Managers and leading on recruitment and pre-entry assessments for potential learners. Click here to find out more.

Gemma, LiftTraining Programme Co-ordinator

Gemma joined National Star in 2012 as LiftTraining’s Programme Co-ordinator. She looks after a small team of Travel Trainers who support and develop learner’s abilities and confidence in the use of public or other forms of transport. Gemma also delivers travel training. In her role she is required to co-ordinate meetings with potential learners and meetings with contacts across the various schools and colleges we work with. In addition, she evaluates each month how the scheme is progressing. Gemma is based in Derbyshire. Click here to find out more.

Holly, Supporter Development Co-ordinator

Holly began working at National Star in 2012 as an Events and Community Fundraiser. Since then she has progressed to the role of Supporter Development Co-ordinator. Each day for Holly is different as she works across a variety of projects that include the management and organisation of events for supporters, the management of the Fundraising supporters’ database and the facilitation of financial reconciliation. Holly also assists the Supporter Development Manager and the Director of Fundraising and Communications. Click here to find out more.

Charlie, Lead Assessor and Trainer

Charlie has been in the National Star family for twelve years. Originally a Facilitator at Wilson Court (one of our on-campus residences), she moved into the Continuing Professional Development team in 2005. In her role Charlie organises and delivers new staff induction training, and supports staff in their continued development, ensuring they stay up to date with legislation, policies and procedures.Click here to find out more.

Elaine, Facilitator

Elaine has worked at National Star for seven years, initially in one of our on-campus residences and now in our Day Team within our Residential Services. In her role Elaine supports learners to ensure they are as independent as possible during their learning and social activities – including delivering a high standard of personal care. Click here to find out more.

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