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The North West London Health & Social Care Skills Academy is proud to support our local community to access and progress into roles in the NHS and social care.
We are working with the Greater London Authority (GLA) and delivering the ‘good work for all’ ambition which forms part of the London Mayoral Academies Programmes.
Our aim is to raise awareness of NHS and Social Care roles across North West London, create employment opportunities and pathways with our employer partners, and develop and design training and skills programmes with education and training providers. We are working collaboratively to achieve our goals and ambitions, which are focusing particularly on supporting those hardest hit by the impact of the pandemic, and tackling the underrepresentation of BME groups within NW London.
You can find our mission and purpose statement here.
My name is Natalie Ibrahim and I am delighted to be the North West London Workforce Programme Lead ICB People Programmes. This is my 10th year in the NHS. I started as a band 5 Temporary Staffing and Recruitment officer at Torbay Hospital and have since spent my 10 years working with transactional HR services and Operational resourcing. I have worked in both acute and community trusts and it is no surprise to note that the issues around staffing and available skilled workers is the same regardless of location. This programme of work enables me to stretch that experience now across health, social care and primary care. I love being more involved at a system wide level and feel exceptionally proud to support a team that are truly making a difference across our local population.
My name is Clodagh Clarry and I am delighted to be the North West London Health and Social Care Academy Lead. I have worked in the NHS for over 20 years and started my career as a Nursing Auxiliary before becoming a Registered Nurse. I am passionate about inequalities, workforce transformation and education, and enjoy working with stakeholders and the local community to ensure that everyone has access to opportunities which enable them to grow & feel fulfilled in their careers.
My name is Alexandra Farkas and I am delighted to be part of the North West London Workforce Programmes as a Digital & Technology Solutions Specialist.
My NHS journey started 2 years ago as an Administrative Assistant in the local Vaccination Centre. I always knew that I was an analytical thinker, this helped me in my goal to becoming a Digital & Technology Solutions Specialist through an apprenticeship. I love that my role contributes to the continuous improvement of the quality of care.
My name is Nomsa Mwimbi and I am delighted to be the Administration and Data Support for the North West London Health and Social Care Academy. As an Economics Graduate, starting my career journey within the NHS has been a blessing. From the onset, there has been clear encouragement surrounding development and empowerment within my role. Working within such a well-established organisation is a true honour, but it’s so refreshing to see that creativity and openness to new ideas is promoted rather than stifled. In my professional experience, I’ve found that I thrive when I am supporting others and when assigned levels of responsibility. It is no coincidence that my current role embraces this. I am so proud to be an integral part of positive change within future careers and the NHS.
My name is Jolanta Lvova and I am delighted to be part of the North West London Workforce Programmes as a NWL Health and Social Care Academy Corporate Governance Manager.My NHS journey started in February 2020 as a Mass Vaccination Centre Operations Manager. Whilst working in the mass vaccination centre, I found that helping others quickly became something that fulfilled me. For that reason, I decided not to return to my previous income generating post. My passion has always been to empower, encourage and motivate people who don't have support. I am very proud to be a part of the Academy team and support the team and stakeholders to provide education and employment opportunities to NWL residents.
My name is David Eldred and I am delighted to be the Primary Care Anchor Network (PCAN) Project Manager for North West London. In addition, I am also working Part Time with the Health and Social Care Mayoral Academy as a Network Manager. I am fairly new to the NHS joining the max vaccination team in March 2021 branching out in to other roles within the NWL ICS. In my experience the NHS is very flexible in terms of career progression and able to support many pathways.
Interim HR & Change Programme Manager with more than a decade’s experience of delivering people projects in NHS organisations, FTSE100, Third Sector and International Law Firms.