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Training team

Ben MaynardSarah EllisCharlie Watkins

From left to right:
Ben Maynard, Sarah Ellis, Charlie Watkins (not pictured: Lesley Robinson)

Ben Maynard
Workplace Learning Supervisor

Ben has been involved in the training of staff for over ten years. Over this period he has gained additional skills enabling him to train staff in a wide variety of subjects, ranging from health and safety through to physical interventions and everything in between. Ben is committed to the dissemination of best practice through face-to-face training.

Sarah Ellis
Mandatory Trainer

Having begun her career working as a carer, first in mental health and then progressing to elderly care, Sarah has 15 years experience in the sector. For a number of years she worked in a Hereford retirement village, starting at the bottom and progressing quickly to the role of team leader. She discovered a passion for training when she started to train staff in moving and handling, and now works for Hoople as a mandatory trainer.

Lesley Robinson
ICT Trainer

Lesley is a qualified ecologist and known affectionately as Mrs Microsoft! Lesley is a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Master with a wealth of training delivery experience. In addition to supporting students with their spreadsheets, Lesley is our primary eLearning content author and has a background in supporting visually impaired users from her time at the Royal National College for the Blind (RNCB).

Charlie Watkins
MAPA and Conflict Resolution Training course coordinator

Having worked in a variety of positions from Support Worker to Registered Manager across various social care services, Charlie now enjoys sharing the knowledge and experiences she has gained though her training role.

Charlie’s main role is providing behaviour support training and consultation. She also delivers a selection of other courses including; nutrition in care, basic autism awareness, dignity in care, safeguarding adults and moving and handling.