St Paul’s in the community

St Paul’s staff don’t just work in the hospital, we are also out and about in the community. Recently, Jayne Bradley visited Liverpool Life Sciences UTC’s sixth form college to talk to students.

Jayne is the business manager for our Clinical Eye Research Centre and ophthalmic diabetic screening. There she is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of ophthalmological studies, recruiting and managing staff, and liaising with sponsors and other research managers. She also teaches ophthalmology to different groups of staff and speaks at conferences. She’s pretty busy! Jayne visited the school as a health care ambassador, talking to year twelve students about a career in the field. The purpose of these sessions is to show students the diversity of careers available in the NHS and to encourage them to choose health care as a career.

Jayne was one of several health care staff (pictured here) who took part in the carousel event, where students moved from table to table, chatting to staff and finding out about their roles and their journeys to their current status.  Jayne said: “It was really interesting to meet the students. The questions they asked ranged from what qualifications and training are required to do my job, to what my salary is. They seemed to get a lot from the session – the feedback was excellent – and more sessions are planned.”

If your school is interested in welcoming health care workers to a careers event contact Hannah Randles at the Northern Schools Trust, or if you are a health care worker who would like to take part in an event email Danielle Oakford.