New Workforce Development consultant

Scottish Care is delighted to announce that Elaine MacMaster has joined Scottish Care as a Workforce Development Consultant, working within the Workforce Matters project.

Her role is to enhance and develop the skills, knowledge and professionalism of the workforce within the independent care sector alongside National Workforce Development Lead, Katharine Ross.

Elaine is a Registered Nurse who worked on the frontline in nursing for 7 years in the NHS and for a short time overseas. She worked in a variety of disciplines such as acute care, day surgery and in nursing homes.

After nursing on the frontline Elaine developed a keen interest in Human Resources and decided to embark upon a post graduate HR course becoming an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Her most recent role was HR Manager for a successful Private Home Care organisation based in Edinburgh – Aspen Hamilton Care Management.

While working as HR Manager Elaine was also keen to develop her knowledge within the Third Sector and to experience working at Board Level. She was a member on the Board of Care and Repair Edinburgh and latterly the Chair of the Board for 18 months.

Keen to see the Health and Social Care Workforce recognised and fully involved in the work they do, with a background in frontline NHS and also in Social Care, she is well equipped to do so.

Elaine lives in Edinburgh with her husband and two children, for whom she provides an excellent taxi service! Elaine enjoys all types of cycling especially mountain biking.

Elaine is keen to be of assistance to providers – please do not hesitate to contact her. Elaine’s contact details are available under the Workforce Matters Contact section.

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