14th August 2019 Written by Skills for Health

Image: Andrew Lovegrove.“Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs

Senior Consultant Andrew Lovegrove is a key component in the success of many of our projects and next up to answer our questions, take a few minutes from your day to discover more about our Andrew…

 

 

  • What experiences led you to work for WD Trust?

Whilst starting out my career as a Registered Nurse & Health Visitor I had made the jump from clinical care to learning and development some years prior to coming to work for the organisation. I had previously worked as a workforce development lead at an organisational and regional level; so, coming to work for a national organisation seemed like the next logical ‘step’. My passion for ensuring our precious workforce(s) are supported and equipped with the competences to carry out their duties effectively was something that meant so much to me; again, working for this organisation felt like a perfect ‘fit’.

  • What does an average day look like for you?

Anything and everything! My role is varied to say the least! At one end of the spectrum I can be working ‘on-site’ with a client organisation (which can include running workshops/meetings and conducting one-to-ones and focus groups to being sat at my desk analysing information and identifying pertinent workforce solutions. I spend a fair proportion of my time supporting business development and let's not forget the important project management.

  • What do you enjoy most about your job?

Variability! I enjoy the fact that no two days are the same and that my work can involve me working with a huge breadth of people from various organisational and professional fields. It’s interesting for me to note that when I go to meetings, a usual line I hear is "in this team our challenges are unique", or "we are different". Whilst on one level that’s true most workforce challenges that our sectors face have a lot of commonality and require us to think differently about how we should configure and develop our workforces moving forward. This can be a real challenge for some, and I love taking people through that whole journey of how they can best develop their current and future workforces.

  • What upcoming projects are you working on?

In the pipeline and at the moment, I’m supporting an Integrated Care System (ICS) with strategic workforce planning, I’m helping a national body in health consider the workforce implications of the personalised care agenda, as well as supporting a new capability framework for staff.

  • In a perfect world…
  • Monday wouldn’t feel so ‘Mondayish’
  • I could guarantee a table seat when I travel with work (so I can type in comfort)

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