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 CLC Team 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


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. Emma ...
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Anne Hawksworth

Anne Hawksworth joined the CLC Team in July 2019. Anne has spent just over 27 years working within various departments ...
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Learning and Development Officers

Grace Gillen

Grace has been a member of the team since 2017 and is responsible for developing and delivering training opportunities for ...
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James Cole

James has been training for Sefton for over 15 years. He has overall responsibility for providing First Aid training to ...
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Jonathan Jackson

Jonathan joined the team as a Learning and Development Officer in March 2020. He is responsible for the design and ...
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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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Rachel Kenny

Rachel joined the team as Learning and Programmes Coordinator in September 2018. She has responsibility for the Assisted and Supported ...
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Vicki Harrison

Vicki joined the team in October 2018, with over 15 years experience delivering training and personal development opportunities to adults ...
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Business Administration Team

Angela Hiddleston

Learning and Development Administrator Angela has over 33 years Administration experience. Angela started her career with Royal Sun Alliance and ...
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Janet Southern

Learning and Development Administrator Janet has been with Sefton Council for the past 14 years within the Learning and Development ...
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Corporate Apprenticeships Team

Debbie Rayfield

Corporate Apprenticeship Manager Debbie joined the Workforce Learning and Development Unit in 2016 during a secondment to the team.   During ...
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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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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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Bobbi Forshaw

Bobbi graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2015 with a degree in Criminal Justice. Whilst studying Bobbi volunteered as ...
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