Over the past year, as the Club has progressed and grown, it became apparent that there was a need for an overall Service Manager to be implemented to ensure the success and growth of the Club going forward into the future. A Service Manager will have overall responsibility for the running of the club and office, and will be responsible to the members of the Board.
Kelly Taylor, who was our original Deputy Coordinator, stepped out of this role and has been working in our office, building relationships with new business consultants, and working very hard with the Board to secure future funding for the Club. Kelly has been providing management support and guidance to Eileen McConnell at Club and to Jennifer Love within the office. Kelly’s background is in Care Management, HR and Quality Assurance Management, and she has been able to share with us a wealth of her knowledge and experience.
We are now delighted to confirm that Kelly Taylor has been promoted to the role of Service Manager with The Tree Club and as of Monday 11th January 2016, Kelly will be the overall lead person for the service.
Eileen McConnell, will continue in her post as Club Coordinator, and will continue to manage the Club and Club staff. Eileen will now report into Kelly who will be her line manager. Kelly will provide input and oversight of everything going on within the club and the office.
We are delighted to inform everyone that our very own Eileen McConnell was recently promoted to the post of Coordinator of The Tree Club, following a very successful role in her previous post as Deputy Coordinator. Eileen is dedicated to The Tree Clubs success, and has a wealth of experience in childcare and education; and in working with the children who use our service. Eileen is committed to ensuring that the Tree Club moves forward and continues to grow and we wish her well in her new post.
Ruaridh Paterson, has also recently been promoted within The Tree Club and replaces Samantha Sim as Senior Activity Assistant. Ruaridh has worked within The Tree Club for the past year and has a wealth of knowledge and experience of working with our children and we wish him well in his new role.
Dance & Wiggle:
Our staff and children recently took part in a sponsored dance and wiggle to raise money for the charity Happy Days. Our children raised a significant amount, so a huge thank you and well done to everyone who took part in this fun event. Happy Days have provided funds to The Tree Club in the past to allow us to attend our annual pantomime, and we are hoping to apply again for funds to allow us to attend another outing in the near future.
Today, we mark the end of term with a “Tree Club’s Got Talent” show. It has been a big year for club, with many changes. Thank you to the staff, volunteers, board and all of our supporters and friends. Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Here’s to us…….
One of our young volunteers, Lewis Allan, has won an award from the Voluntary Sector Gateway. Congratulations, Lewis, well deserved recognition for the great work you do with Tree Club.
We are delighted to announce that Tree Club now has a dedicated office in Bathgate. The office will make working much more efficient for both board and staff with files held centrally. Children’s files will continue to be held securely at club.