About Us

Vision and Values

Sefton Corporate Learning Centre has developed a vision and a set of values, fully aligned with the Sefton Council’s core priorities. Our vision and aim is to:

Inspire people to engage in learning and development opportunities through professional collaboration and partnerships.

Our values underpin our service delivery model and describe what we believe to be important and to help us to determine our priorities for the service. Our values define how we will respond to new opportunities; behave with each other, our staff, managers and our stakeholders to achieve high levels of customer service and satisfaction.

 

Team Overview

The team consists of 16 staff who all work effectively towards achieving the vision and the Council’s core priorities that reflect and support the current and future needs of the service. The Workforce Learning and Development Team is proactive and responsive in providing a range of training and development opportunities including scheduled, private, bespoke training events, eLearning and venue hire.

Our team also provides a Corporate Apprenticeship Programme which is supported by the Apprenticeship Coordinator and dedicated Support Officers. Apprenticeships are available to anyone who is interested in applying for an opportunity with Sefton Council. Further information can be found on the apprenticeships page.

Staff Profiles

Management

Michael Mainwaring

Workforce Learning and Development Manager Michael has overall responsibility for leading a workforce learning and development service that is both ...
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Emma Finnigan

Organisational Development / Strategic Apprenticeship Manager Emma was appointed as Organisational Development Co-ordinator with Sefton Council in October 2017, following ...
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Lisa Burke

Business Development Manager Lisa has a wide ranging and highly experienced background within the educational field both within the UK ...
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Learning Development Officers

Grace Gillen

Grace has recently joined the team and is responsible for developing and delivering training opportunities for professionals who work with ...
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James Cole

James has been training for Sefton for over 13 years. He has overall responsibility for providing First Aid training to ...
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Lorraine Akins

Lorraine joined the Learning and Development Team in July 2014, and holds responsibility for the commissioning, development and delivery of ...
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Louise Kearney

Louise joined the team in July 2004 having previously worked as a Social Worker in the Maghull area office and ...
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Lynn Parsons

Lynn has worked for Sefton since 1987 and has held positions in a number of areas; she has been in ...
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Business Administration Team

Angela Hiddleston

Learning and Development Administrator ...
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Ellen Wallace

Learning and Development Administrator ...
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Janet Southern

Learning and Development Administrator ...
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Corporate Apprenticeships Team

Amanda McNally

Workforce Planning Support Officer Amanda graduated from Edge Hill University in 2003 with a Business Management Degree and whilst completing ...
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Debbie Rayfield

Corporate Apprenticeship Manager Debbie is currently seconded to the Workforce Learning and Development Unit and is supporting the Corporate Apprenticeship ...
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Helen Evitt

Workforce Planning Support Officer Helen qualified as an Environmental Health Officer (EHO) in 1992 and has worked in several large ...
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