In the latest in our series of ‘meet the team’ we’re introducing you to our office manager, Paula Dixon.
“It’s hard to describe a typical day at Barrowhill for me as every single day is different, you have to react to what is going on. But generally, I attend the morning meeting with all the heads of department, produce daily reports to Head Office and it’s my job to do the induction training for new staff.
“My favourite part of Barrowhill has to be the views. They really are spectacular, especially the walk down to Churnet Lodge from the main building. The view simply takes your breath away, it has to be seen to be believed!
“I hope that when families visit their loved ones they leave Barrowhill knowing that their relatives are being well cared for and they are happy and safe.
“I’ve worked here for just over five years now. Before that I worked in the construction industry for more than 20 years. When the company I worked for closed and I was made redundant, I felt it would be nice to work in a different field and the people here make it a much more interesting place to work.
“I can be quite a sensitive soul, so the best piece of advice I’ve been given is from my dad and that’s “Don’t take it personally!”
“Outside of work I like walking, baking cakes and like most women I like to go shopping!
“I’m from Ashbourne where I still live with my husband. We’re lucky as all of our close family live nearby. Perhaps it’s because I come from Derbyshire and not Staffordshire that I don’t like oatcakes!”