David Pope

Posted on
18 January 2018

Brief Career Summary:

I'm a qualified Health and Safety Building Compliance Officer.

Prior to this I had been working at Grundy Day Centre for 11 years. I started as a Care Assistant and after 3 years I became a Day Care Officer. Later in my care career I became qualified to train staff in Manual Handling, and I continue to perform this role as it seems like a natural fit into my Health and Safety role.

I am a Unison Shop Steward and learning representative and held a Health and Safety rep role with Unison until 2019. As Staff Director I am also involved in Staff Your Voice, which took over from the Employee Forum.

Specialisms/Areas of Expertise:

I initially volunteered for the role of Staff Director because I believe that Persona needs one.  Having a person in the board room who can bring forward the views and opinions of frontline staff has helped the Board to make more informed decisions. Having undertaken a full term as Staff Director I have found that there was an awful lot to learn, and I’ve really developed in this area. I feel having frontline representation in the board room is something that every company should aim for.

I have a degree in psychology and crime studies, and have completed training on a number of different aspects of care work.