The Leadership Team

Sarah Edwards is our Managing Director

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I joined The Grange (2016) Ltd in April 2017 and can honestly say that I love my job! From the moment I first visited, I got a really positive feel about the services and the amazing people that live in them. It felt like this was an opportunity to really be able to make a difference.

Since The Grange (2016) Ltd joined QEF as a subsidiary in February 2020, I sit within the QEF Senior Management Team.  This is an important role in linking the organisations, particularly throughout 2020 and 2021 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.  

I don’t directly manage services but I have total oversight of what’s happening at The Grange (2016) Ltd and lead the direction of the business. I am very much an ideas person and enjoy being able to make improvements to the services. 

 Ed Nash is our Services Registered Manager

I started my epic journey towards this wonderful role back in 2016 when I worked as Senior Support Worker at the Grange.  This gave me the experience to know that this was the sector I wanted to work in.  I also knew immediately that the Grange was a special place!

My passion for the Grange is enormous! I believe that the Grange offers something incredibly special to the people we support and the staff that work here. My enthusiasm for giving people the best experiences in life knows no bounds and with my constant energy I like to make sure that everyone has a smile on their face!

In April 2021, I become the Registered Manager for the services and haven’t looked back! Making sure the people we support live enriched, fulfilled and happy lives is at the heart of my role. It also allows me to still brew beer with the people we support! They’ll never stop me from doing that…If you fancy helping us out with out next brew give us a shout!

 Tracy Branch is the Deputy Manager at The Grange

I started working at the Grange in 2014 after spending the previous 27 years working in the catering industry, I started as the cook and quickly began working support shifts and found I loved it.

I was later made a Senior and really enjoyed the challenges the role brought, I spent the next 6 ½ years in the role until 1st April (no joke) 2021 when I successfully landed the role of Deputy Manager.

I am very passionate about The Grange and the individuals we support, I feel its an honour and a privilege to work in such an amazing place with a dedicated caring team.

 Sam Wise is Team Leader for our Cranbrook Services

I joined the Grange group at the end of January 2021 as a Team Leader for the Wheatfield houses. I came from a caring background for many years.

Since joining The Grange I’ve been given the opportunity straight away to further my career and study for my Level 5 Adult Care Worker Qualification and have lots of support along the way with my position too.  The whole atmosphere makes it a lovely place to work, I’m very grateful to everyone for their support and will be here for many years to come. 

 Bethany Harden is Senior Support Worker at The Grange

I am a senior support worker at The Grange and I honestly love my job!  I work alongside our other awesome seniors to organise day to day shifts, plan exciting events for the people we support and add a creative spin to every opportunity. 

I like to use the materials around me to create imaginative memories for the people we support. working closely with our team, together we offer unique skills that work well together.  I have been involved in planning activities such as elegant tea parties, mad hatters party and our very own awards evening. 

I truly believe we offer happy, enriched and fulfilled lives.  With the support of OEF I look forward to what the future holds for us. 

 Elizabeth Vargas-de-Cyster is Senior Support Worker at The Grange

 Lucy Thomas is Senior Support Worker at The Grange

Nicky Pooley is our Administration Manager for The Grange (2016) Ltd

I joined The Grange (2016) Ltd in 2012 after previously working as an Assistant Company Secretary for a large plc.

As Administration Manager for the business, I head up a small team who work diligently behind the scenes to assist the Registered Manager in the smooth running of the individual services. 

Our roles are very varied, and include all day to day administration, finance, property management, compliance and a cup of tea from time to time with the people we support! 

We pride ourselves on the assistance and support we provide, and the relationships we have with the family and friends of the individuals we support.

Gloria Everett is our Support Services Administrator 

Having moved back to the UK from Switzerland in the summer of 2019, I decided to embark on a new career in the care sector.  Where before I had worked for various large international companies in a variety of roles ranging from, sales and marketing to global project management.  I cut my teeth in care work as an extra care support worker, supporting the elderly and vulnerable in a residential home and in the community in Hawkhurst. I had the good fortune to join The Grange in 2020 in the role of Support Services Administrator.

Coming from a corporate background it’s a very different work environment to that to which I was accustomed, and I love it.

The support team are an amazingly hard-working group of people, and the management team are dedicated to ensuring that the residents lead fulfilling, enriched lives.  It is both a pleasure and a privilege to be part of the family here at The Grange.