Orchard Care Homes: Rebecca Dobson

Retirement homes provider Orchard Care Homes has appointed Rebecca Dobson (pictured) as director of people and talent.

Dobson has more than 10 years’ experience in the sector, working at both strategic and operational levels, with experience in leadership and management development, culture and colleague engagement and organisational change. Dobson has previously held roles at Ideal Care Homes and Anchor Trust. 

Commenting on her new role, Dobson said: “I’m excited to be joining Orchard Care Homes. With its strong reputation for being the ‘local’ provider in the heart of the community, I’m committed to making Orchard a local employer of choice, where staff have opportunities to grow, and deliver the highest quality of care for our residents.”

Hayden Knight, chief executive of Orchard Care Homes, commented: “I’m delighted to welcome Rebecca Dobson to the team. She shares my passion for raising the profile of the care profession and with her knowledge of the sector, I am confident she will make our ‘people’ strategy a reality.”

The retirement home also recently appointed David Williams, Raschel Smith, Jackie Murray and Sarah Armitage as operations directors.

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