Special mention for unsung hero Ian

Congratulations to Ian Chapman, Learning and Development Practitioner at the Trust, who has been shortlisted for a national award.

He was nominated in the “Special Mention” category in the annual Unsung Heroes Awards for non-medical NHS staff and volunteers.

Ian’s job involves liaising closely with schools, students and others to explain NHS jobs and careers.  And he takes that work to a very high standard, benefiting both youngsters and the organisation.

This has included holding learning events, introducing an after school club for 12 and 13 year olds to encourage team work, “speed dating” where students can interview Trust staff about their roles,  mock interviews,  and feedback and support for unsuccessful applicants, encouraging work experience and placements.

He was nominated by Donna Glossop, Clinical Educator at the Trust, who said: “Ian is generous with his time and energetically gets involved in everything within the department. He works evenings doing a lot of his events and never blows his own trumpet. He also teaches customer service and appraiser/appraisee training and is a great ambassador for our department and Trust. He is very knowledgeable and though he has only been with the Trust just over a year has carved himself a role that is invaluable to us here. I have enormous respect for his work ethic and his vision.”

Ian said: “I’m thrilled enough to have even been nominated, let alone shortlisted.  I work with an amazing team who all deserve awards, but I’m really pleased and grateful to have been put forward for something so prestigious.”

Winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Hilton Manchester on March 1st 2019.

Pictured: Donna Glossop presenting Ian Chapman with his nomination certificate.


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