She steps into the role following retirement of the previous manager, and joins from Trafalgar’s sister home, Cheriton in Dorchester, where she held the post of Deputy Manager. A stint as a care worker in 2005 in her native home of Gwent in Wales, ignited Zoe’s passion and she found her vocation for care as a result.
On my very first day as a care worker I loved it, and I knew it was the career for me.
I love what I do, and wouldn’t change it for the world. It’s so rewarding, the smallest things absolutely make your day.
Zoe has worked in a variety of care homes in different roles, gaining experience and progression as a senior care worker and team leader before joining Cheriton Care Home in 2016. On joining Trafalgar Care Home, Zoe said:
I am incredibly excited to have joined the team at Trafalgar as Home Manager.
No two days are ever the same, and I feel privileged to be a part of our residents’ lives. My aim is to provide the same kindness and care that I would for my most treasured relative.
I find my role very rewarding, and going home feeling like I have made a difference to someone’s day just fills me full of happiness.
A career in care homes
Agincare operates over 20 care homes across the country, and is currently recruiting team members with a great range of benefits on offer. You’ll work with a friendly and professional team, with a £500 welcome bonus, paid induction training with ongoing support, development and career progression like Zoe has enjoyed.
Zoe has completed National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) level 2, 3 and 4 in Adult Care, and is currently completing a level 5 diploma in leadership and management. Zoe’s ambitions for Trafalgar include introducing a comprehensive package of training, support and development to help her care team grow their careers and fulfil their ambitions. She also aims to introduce an exciting programme of activities and events to boost social interaction, and build a home-from-home community with the care team, residents and their loved ones.
Agincare Homes Chief Operating Officer Tim Buckley said:
I’m delighted to welcome Zoe as the new manager of Trafalgar Care Home.
Zoe possesses over 15 years of experience, skills and knowledge in a variety of care settings. She is passionate and committed to ensuring the team deliver high level, personalised care for every resident.
Trafalgar, our Weymouth care home provides high-quality affordable residential, respite, palliative and end-of life care for people living with dementia and cognitive impairment.