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Kirsty Lovell
Kirsty Lovell
Alison Jones
Alison Jones
John Britton
John Britton

Internal News - 18 July 2006

New staff at Oakfield

An introduction to new staff who have joined Oakfield since Easter.

Kirsty Lovell joined the Business Hub in April as Project Officer for Women into Enterprise. Kirsty’s role spans day to day enquiries and networking needs for the scheme, recruitment, marketing, advice and support for participants. Over 100 women have completed the course to date and Kirsty is now running a series of informal coffee meets to recruit a new year of participants. She also gives support to the Business Hub’s Coaching and Mentoring project. Her background includes management and Human Resources.

Alison Jones started as Press and PR Officer at the University in June. She will publicise community activities, with a particular focus on the Swindon campus. Alison works three days a week and will spend one day based at Oakfield (usually a Wednesday). Claire Hornshaw will now largely concentrate on the University’s range of publications and press stories at Bath. Alison’s experience lies in communications in the charity and public sector. If you have any interesting news for the Swindon website or local press, Alison would love to hear from you.

John Britton and Catherine Harrison are running a new project to identify, map and develop the provision of local Level 4 training in the engineering sector. They are talking to businesses across the northern part of the South West to find out about individual training needs, aiming to set up new training for September 2007. John, who took up the post of Curriculum Leader in April, also teaches engineering skills training at Filton College and King Edmunds School in Yate. He worked for Rolls Royce for 29 years, predominantly in training and development. Catherine joined as project administrator and has recently worked as a Special Needs Teaching Assistant in a local secondary school. John and Catherine work Tuesday to Thursday.

Photo of Catherine to follow.

This is the first of regular series of updates about new staff at Oakfield. If you have information about a new staff member please email Alison Jones