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Supporting health and social care providers in Devon

Workforce Development Commissioning (Care and Health) Team

The team

The Proud to Care Team support all health and social care organisations to attract people with the right values to work in the sector.

Proud to Care highlights positive stories of health and social care staff. It’s about recruiting high-quality staff into the health and social care sector and developing career pathways to retain staff.

We are also working on schools and colleges engagement to show health and social care as a rewarding, progressive career choice and demonstrating the many pathways in.

Please contact us by emailing Proud to Care

Sally-Ann Turner

HR Strategy Manager

I can advise providers on all aspects of workforce development, including improving recruitment, retention, performance and staff development, including coaching and mediation.

As lead of the STP Joint health and social care recruitment group, I welcome representatives from health and care to work together to attract the best people to work in the sector.

Please email me or phone me on 01392 383166.

Nic Dunn

Senior Workforce Development Advisor

My role is to support all care and health organisations across Devon with recruitment and retention.
By working in partnership with care and health providers, we aim to attract the right people to the sector and retain them in the wider care and health workforce.
If you’d like to get involved or find out more, please contact me

Terrie Chaplin

Workforce Development Advisor

Terrie is now on a secondment until February 2022.

My role is to support the development of the health and care workforce in the independent sector.

I do this by working in co-production with providers, people who use services and colleagues in statutory services, to design and deliver relevant training and education programmes.

If you have ideas, questions or comments relating to workforce development, please do not hesitate to get in touch

Priscilla Robb

Workforce Development Advisor

In my role I work alongside health and care providers in Devon to understand their staffing needs and support with recruitment and retention strategy. By working in partnership together, we aim to meet resourcing demands and attract applicants with the right values to work within the health and care sector. Please contact me to find out more and I will be happy to help.

Tracy Grant

Senior Workforce Development Co-Ordinator

My role within Proud to Care Devon includes supporting providers to upload their vacancies in care and health throughout Devon, free of charge, on our Jobs Board.

I also co-ordinate our Proud to Care Ambassadors who attend events at schools, colleges, universities and recruitment fairs to champion the care and health sector as a great place to work, demonstrate to variety of roles available and promote the many different pathways in and career progression opportunities available.

If you would like to know more please do get in touch

Gemma Smith

Workforce Development Co-ordinator

My role at Proud to Care Devon involves supporting various activities across the Workforce Development Care and Health Team. I direct applicants interested in a career in Adult Health and Social Care through our bespoke Job Matching Service, and speak to providers in the field to advocate this free-to-use service. I also upload and approve jobs submitted by providers on our online Jobs Board, and support with the management of Proud to Care Devon’s social media channels. If you’d like to find out more, please email

Nicola Wright

Workforce Development Co-ordinator

My role is to work in co-production with providers from Devon’s external social care services, to identify and develop high quality training & education programmes that are designed to support the learning and development needs of the workforce at all levels. I provide guidance and support on training and education matters to providers, managers and staff working within Devon’s private, independent and voluntary adult social services. If you would like more information and if I can help in any way, please email me on

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