Jerry’s Curriculum Vitae

Jerry has worked in the social care field for the last 30 years mainly in operational management, staff development and employer support.  He has also developed skills as a Focusing trainer offering courses and individual sessions for self development and overcoming action blocks.  He is committed to involving people who use services and enabling people to take control of their services.  He is currently conducting research into ways of effectively managing the relationship between people who undertake social care work and those who receive services. 


Associate Director, Safe and Settled                                                                       2011 -

Advising older people on finding appropriate care arrangements

Social Care Consultant and Trainer, self employed                                              2009 -

Various projects for Care Partnerships, Skills for Care, Independent social care providers and Local Authorities

Focusing Trainer                                                                                                        2003 - date

Offering training in Focusing to individuals and groups in the UK and Afghanistan.

Skills Development Manager, LSC/Skills funding Agency                       2004 - 2010

Achievements include: Developing a ‘Made to Measure’ toolkit for employer engagement;  Reviewing access to training for direct payments employers, bringing together partners to develop a skills brokerage service for the social care sector, Analysis of the skills balance sheet for social care and the voluntary and community sectors.

Training Manager, Wolverhampton Social Services Department             1991 - 2004

Achievements include: Developing training for safeguarding adults, setting up quality circles led by people who use services, developing a clear process for management development, training people who use services as trainers, setting p the ASW refresher programme. Setting up disability equality training, managing quality assurance programmes.

Trusteee, Chairperson and Director   Independent Care Service             1990 – 2001

Achievements:  Developing a personal assistance service controlled by disabled people in receipt of Independent Living Fund and other sources of individualized budgets.

Service Manager, Hereford and Worcester CC                       1989 - 91

Inspection and management of social care services for older people, people with disabilities, and people with mental health needs.  Development of an inter agency training programme for disability services.

Officer in charge L B Camden and Hereford and Worcester CC             1981 – 1991

Establishing a new model of personal care for people with disabilities including residential and independent living support.


MA Social Research (Social Work and Professional Practice) University of Birmingham   2012

PG Diploma in Human Resource Development, Wolverhampton University              2001

Health and Social Services Manager,              The Open University          1996

Planning and Managing Change             The Open University          1994

Certificate in Community and Youth WorkUniversity of Birmingham           1975


Focusing Trainer                                    British Focusing Teacher’s Association           2008

Focusing Trainer                        The Focusing Institute, New York          2005

D34 Verifiers Award                        IHCD/Edexcel2003

D32,33 Assessors Award                        IHCD/Exexcel2000

Fondation Programme in Training and Development ITD                    1993

Voluntary Work

Project Manager    Palestine Trauma Centre/The Focusing Institute                          2011 -

Advocate    Wyre Forest Advocacy and Onside Advocacy2006 –

TrusteeIndependent Care Service1990-2001

Focusing Trainer           American Friends Service Committee, Kabul, Afghanistan     2005

Professional Membership

Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (lapsed)

British Focusing Teachers Association

The Focusing Institute:  New York

Dignity Champion

Social Care Association