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Careers Champion case study

Louise Jackson

Clinical Educator, Norfolk and Waveney CCG

Tell us a bit about your role and how long you’ve worked for the NHS?
Since qualifying as a Nurse, I have worked within Norwich as a Community Nurse and Community Matron. I also spent a number of years working as a Nurse in Sydney, Australia. I am currently enjoying my new role as Clinical Educator for the ICS and I am very happy to support career conversations with fellow colleagues.
Tell us a bit about the Careers Champion role?

I am here to listen and provide guidance and support staff in career conversations. It is a privilege to offer the time to listen, signpost and hopefully support colleagues. I am hopeful I can listen and offer some support/direction.

Louise Jackson

Why do you think now is the time for Careers Champions?

It sounded like an exciting new opportunity. I feel the global pandemic has given people the opportunity to revaluate their lives and job roles. There is a good career structure and variety of opportunities within the NHS for development /change.

What is the long term importance of Careers Champions for the future workforce?
It would be good to have conversations which an aim to retain valuable staff. We have a highly skilled workforce. There are opportunities for growth and development in order to benefit service users but more importantly to allow for a happy/satisfied workforce.

Careers Champions – Helping You To Map Out Your Future Career Pathway

Any challenges to the role?
If I don’t know the answers…I will listen and aim to find someone who does!

What would be your advice to those people a bit apprehensive
about seeing a Careers Champion?
Please get in touch, we are here to support you.