Clive joined ARC as the Director for England in late 2020 when, as well as all the challenges the sector was already coping with, providers were also dealing with the impact of a global pandemic.
Clive has previously undertaken a variety of roles in a number of charities that support people with learning disabilities and he is responsible for the leadership of the England team which includes agreeing the steps we will take towards becoming an organisation that is led by people who have a learning disability autism or both.
Liz joined ARC in 2020 from a background in digital marketing and journalism in the public and private sectors. She looks after our membership recruitment and renewals, and handles ARC England's communications via our website and social media.
Rod has spent his entire working life in services for people with learning disabilities, autism or both. He is based in north Devon and is the lead Project Officer for our externally funded projects.
Rod's most recent project was Us Too, a Comic Relief funded, user-led project on domestic abuse and sexual violence for women with learning disabilities, autism or both. The Us Too team has used their experiences to design and deliver peer education workshops, staff training in social care, and accessibility work with domestic abuse services in Cornwall & Devon. The resources produced from this project can be found here.
Rod was previously Project Officer for:
- Safety Net – a project on mate crime
- Get SMART (Social Media Awareness and Resilience Training) project – a user-led project on social media grooming for extremism and radicalisation.
- Helping Each Other, another user-led project on sexual exploitation.
Rod is also ARC’s lead trainer on MCA/DoLS, Supporting Medication, Self Harm & Self Neglect, Mate Crime, and Sexual Exploitation of people with a learning disability.
Rod is a visiting lecturer at Keele University’s School of Law, and has had articles published in the Journal of Adult Protection and the British Journal of Learning Disabilities. No, he does not surf.
Angela joined ARC as the Qualifications Centre Manager in November 2016 but has also work for ARC as a Development Officer (ARC Assessor and IQA) for 15 years. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in Health and Social Care and the Learning Disability Sector, having worked and trained in the field of Learning Disabilities for the best part of 30 years since leaving secondary education.
Angela is keen to support all the organisations that access the Centre and to listen to their unique requirements in order to enable them to achieve a qualified workforce that promotes quality services.
As someone who started their own learning journey and development through a YTS (Youth Training Scheme) all those years ago, Angela is passionate about staff development and training within the workplace, which promotes the delivery of a high quality, person focussed approach for the individuals we ultimately support.
After joining ARC in 2003 as a part time Disclosure Service Administrator, Vicky became the England Operations Coordinator in 2013. She is responsible for the general running of the England office, offering support to her colleagues where needed to help with the smooth running of the services we offer.
Vicky is also the Governance Coordinator, supporting the Chair of the Board of ARC, arranging meetings and the AGM. She also supports the Strategic Leadership Team, coordinating the meetings between the ARC England, ARC Northern Ireland and ARC Scotland Directors and the ARC Finance Director.
Denise originally joined the ARC England team in June, 2018, to administer the Workforce Development Fund and in 2019 took over as Administrator for the ARC Disclosure Service. This includes carrying out checks on behalf of organisations in England and Wales through the Disclosure and Barring Service, Scotland through Disclosure Scotland and Northern Ireland through AccessNI. Denise also carries out all the administrative duties for ARC England training workshops. Denise can be contacted on the dedicated Disclosure Service number 01246 541660.
Sally joined ARC in March 2020 from a background in administration and customer service. She looks after the day to day administration of our Qualifications Centre, including handling new enquiries, registering new learners and keeping all records up to date. Sally also organises our yearly Standardisation event for Assessors, and ensures the smooth running of our External Quality Assurance visits.
Claire began her role as the part-time Workforce Development Fund Administrator in October 2021.
Workforce Development Fund is a pot of funds from the Department for Health and Social Care, via Skills for Care, which we disburse to Adult Social Care providers towards the cost of completed eligible qualifications for their staff.
Claire administers all aspects of the fund-claiming process and can be contacted via [email protected] or via phone at 01246 541671.
Works from the Central Office in Chesterfield as the Finance Director dealing with all aspects of finance for the whole of ARC UK as well as Human Resources for the company.