'Living It' - July 2011
WE’VE seen many winners of both the BEST monthly ‘Living It’ Awards and the BEST Dragons’ Den project over the past few months. You’ve continued to impress!
This month, the joint Team of the Month winners come form the Children, Young People and Families Directorate. The Looked After Children Education Service (LACES) Outreach Team were nominated for their belief that to support children in care, it is necessary that they believe in their own abilities.
The team continue to support each other in unsettling times, they are always facing challenges head on and in a positive way. Their relationships are built based on honesty and trust, creating an open and safe environment for all.
The South Business Support Team based at Lifford House, Stirchley, were nominated for consistently working well together. They face challenges head on in a positive and united way.
The team are always on the look out for new ways of working, where possible they successfully implement new changes and adapting in a positive manor. They have consolidated and streamlined processes, making sure they are easy to use but fully effective and can be replied upon.
Another winner from the Children Young People and Families Directorate is Manager of the Month, Lee Vince. Lee is the Team Manager of the Health Child and Mental Health Service Social Work Team based at the Oaklands Centre, Selly Oak.
Lee has enabled the team to have projects that develop them and improve services. His supportive and encouraging style of management has helped the team grow, gel and develop. He leads by example, always supporting his staff through difficulties.
Manager of the Month is Brian Hutchings, Business Services Manager, Research and Development from Service Birmingham. Brian is consistently dedicated to the service he and the team provide. He always takes on extra tasks and utilises his time and skills effectively.
Brian’s time, passion and effort are always evident in everything he does. He helps and supports his colleagues; encouraging great teamwork. Brain leads by example and is a worthy role model for his colleagues.
Last but by no means least is Employee of the Month winner Janine Weetman, Directorate Support Officer, Organisation and Management Support Services, Corporate Resources.
Janine was nominated because she is always supportive; she offers effective guidance and advice to the directorate Health and Safety Representatives. Nothing is too much trouble for Janine.
She continually strives to make the process as straightforward and as easy to implement as possible. She makes sure that all the representatives have the opportunity to contribute ideas, comments and suggestions in an open, friendly and supportive environment.
Congratulations to our winners, they will all be invited to our next recognition event to collect their certificate and trophies along with our other winners.
For further information please contact Charlotte Ody on 0121 675 1579 or via Lotus Notes.