Steve shares the fact that young people are at the forefront of Kibble, even for staff in support services. Read why he wanted to join Kibble as the Quality Improvement Manager.
What did you do before Kibble?
Before joining Kibble as the quality improvement manager, I was a quality engineer and systems manager for EMA.
How long have you worked at Kibble?
I’ve been at Kibble for over a decade, almost 12 years.
What made you want to work for Kibble?
In my previous job, I was travelling for half the year. As I started to think about having a family my priorities changed, and I wanted a better work life balance. I decided my goal was to have a rewarding career. When the Kibble job vacancy came up, I was extremely interested as I knew of the organisation and the fact it had been operating for almost 150 years.
Can you give us an overview of your role at Kibble and what area you work in? Please explain about the service?
Within my role I am involved in every service at Kibble. Quality assurance covers all areas and all departments. I manage compliance, external frameworks and regulations and I am responsible for liaising with the Education Scotland Care Inspectorate. I also co-ordinate with WhoCares? Scotland.
What is the best thing about working in Kibble? Tell us one thing you love about your job?
The friendships I’ve built with colleagues. Also, the job variety – each day is different.
Can you share a defining moment or story about your time at Kibble?
Within the first week, I was working on a big project and declined an invite to the Kibble panto. The CEO entered the room and reminded me it was the Christmas panto and it was part of my role to attend. He stated that the young people come first. This gave me an insight into the culture and values of Kibble, that the kids are at the forefront of everything.
What advice would you give to someone thinking of joining Kibble?
Go for it! There are so many positives to working at Kibble.
Please complete the following statement using one word – “Kibble Inspires…”