Jane Vallender – Area Manager, South West
I have been working in the South West team since March 2014, firstly as a senior social worker, then as a deputy manager and since June 2016, as the area manager.
Before working with Nexus fostering, I worked with another IFA, and with the Local Authority before that in various roles – fostering, children, & families teams and have also worked with NCH within a Sure Start project.
I manage staff, support carers, and am one of the Participation Ambassadors which means I Champion children getting involved in things within the agency. I also deliver training and plan for the year ahead, so I like the varied tasks within this role.
My favourite thing about working with Nexus fostering is welcoming new carers and children, working within a fantastic team of people and the fact that the company is so child-centred. I enjoy meeting staff when we get together every year at our agency day for fun and learning.