Meet The Team2019-02-06T12:33:22+00:00

Our Valuable Team Members

Ken
KenManaging Director
I started Ocean Healthcare in October 2013 and...
love it! We’ve had an exciting journey so far and we’ve got great plans for the future. We have been blessed at Ocean Healthcare to have so may great people choosing to work with us. My role is to ensure we stay true to our values as we continue to grow and continually seek to build excellence in to all areas of what we do.
Something about me: I love my crazy family and enjoy hanging out with them and I spend a lot of time in all things rugby related when I’m not at work.
Joanna
JoannaOperations Director
I joined Ocean Healthcare in September 2016, following...
a career in Recruitment of over 22 years. My role includes: Retaining and Growing Existing Accounts, New Business Development, Manage the customer experience with Ocean, Support Recruitment, Support Bookings Co-Ordination and Manage the delivery of our company sales and marketing plans.
Random fact: I have a passion for interior design and spend my spare time painting and upcycling pieces of furniture to make someone’s junk another man’s treasure!
Tracy
TracyFinancial Controller
I look after and manage Payroll, Suppliers Payments, Banking...
and Cash Management, Credit Control, Management Accounts, and all accounts matters within the business.
About me: I volunteer for 3 local charities within Torbay, supporting Children throughout the Bay, and further afield.
Cathy
CathyHead of Nursing & Quality
I joined Ocean in December 2015 as Lead Nurse...
I work to ensure we provide high quality care our client expect. Part of this means I support and development our nurses as well as actively recruiting new members. I develop training and work with our care homes to ensure their needs are met. I have been a registered nurse since 1984 having completed my Paediatric Nursing at Great Ormond Street and my adult nursing at King Georges Hospital in Essex.
I enjoy walking my two dogs in the lovely areas around Torbay.
Hayley
HayleySenior Recruitment Executive
I joined Ocean Healthcare in January 2017...
my main responsibility within Ocean is to recruit Healthcare Assistants, Support Workers and Nurses. I really enjoy what I do and it’s great to meet the new members from the beginning and watch their Ocean journey.
Something about me: My rule in life is to go on holiday twice a year, which I have achieved since I was 18, I’m definitely a beach bum!
Jade
JadeSenior Bookings Coordinator
I joined the bookings team at Ocean Healthcare in...
October 2017 and I look after the Nursing division and Key Accounts within the business.
Customer service is at the heart of what we do at Ocean Healthcare & the best thing about my job is the great relationships I’ve built with my nurses, carers and all my clients.
About me: In my spare time, you’ll most likely find me either on a beach or in a country pub with my French Bulldog!
Jill
JillBookings Coordinator
I am the bookings coordinator for Teignbridge ...
and have worked for Ken for over 10 years, the last 3 years at Ocean Healthcare.
This is a really fast paced job in a very busy office & I love every minute of it. I really enjoy liaising with both clients & carers & being part of a great team.
About me: I love my dog Milo & enjoy nothing more than getting together with my family for a walk on the moors & a pub lunch.
Katie
KatieBookings Coordinator
I joined Ocean Healthcare in September 2017...
I cover Torbay and South Hams.
On a daily basis I deal with a wide range of Clients, covering their staffing needs with our fantastic Members – there is never a dull moment and I love it.
About me: I’m animal mad and you won’t lose me in a crowd – I have bright hair and haven’t had a ‘normal’ colour for over 10 years!
Kayley
KayleyBookings Co-ordinator
I joined the bookings team at Ocean in July 2018 and I cover ...
Exeter, Mid Devon, East Devon and North Devon. I love how everyday is different, how Ocean keeps me on my toes as is a fast paced environment, but also how we all look after each other. I feel I have built up a really good rapport with my clients and of course our hard working and friendly members only help this more.
About me: I’m fun and outgoing who loves to put on my dancing shoes every now and then, but my perfect night is tapas and wine!
Emma
EmmaArea Supervisor - North Devon
I mainly work from our Barnstaple office but...
you’ll also find me at Exeter branch fairly regularly. I also get to visit our Head Office in Paignton regularly to work with the rest of our amazing Team. As well as all that I am also a Moving and Handling instructor for Ocean Healthcare and a Senior Carer, so I get to work with all are amazing clients and members as well.
Random Fact: My hair colour is always changing – I’ve noted it makes Ken’s eye roll to the back of his head! I get called the North Devon Weirdo! in a loving way lol because of random stuff I come out with! And apart from spending time with my family and friends, I love all things crafty. 😊.
Claire
ClaireCustomer Care & Training Manager
I work from both the Exeter and Paignton office and...
I work from both the Exeter and Paignton office and tend to travel a lot with my role. I enjoy the fast pace and the team are fantastic. I have been working in the Health & Social Care sector for over 20 years and am passionate about good care and communication.
Random fact: I love live music and letting my hair down. My home is as crazy as I am and I have an indoor and outdoor bar, which is packed with music memorabilia. I am animal bonkers and would love to live somewhere rural and have lots of pet waif and strays. I would probably still have to have my bar though!

Mia
MiaRecruiter
I joined Ocean Healthcare in November 2018 and I’m the Recruiter for the Exeter Branch...
My dream job has always been to work within recruitment, this completely appealed to me after my experience with the Ambulance Service. I moved to Devon after finishing my Biology Degree in my home town Manchester. I now live happily in Exeter with my partner… I’m a typical northerner and love a strong brew!
Sarah
SarahTraining Supervisor
I have worked for Ocean Healthcare since 2013...
I am a Senior Healthcare Assistant and Training Supervisor. I spend my time coordinating, developing and delivering training sessions for our members. I think the fact I work as a care assistant as well as trainer is important, it ensures the training I deliver is relevant and up to date.
Fun fact: I like to go on mini adventures with my family; we hike, canoe and camp as often as we can!
Kate
KateWeekends Bookings Coordinator
I have worked for Ocean Healthcare since November 2017...
I am a weekend booking coordinator for our branch in Paignton.
About me: I enjoy running and I’m hoping to compete in a 10k run.
Lorraine
LorraineWeekends Bookings Coordinator
I joined Ocean in November 2017 and am...
working as weekend bookings coordinator.
I work every other weekend – 2 days on 12 days off what’s not to like. Moved last year to sunny Devon and love it! I also love to sing and belong to a local choir.
Sophie
SophiePayroll & Compliance Supervisor
I manage all of the timesheets, processing them and...
making sure the carers are paid on time.
A large part of my role is payroll related but I also assist with the other aspects of accounts within the business.
About me: I am originally from Leicester but moved down to Torbay a little over 5 years ago and never looked back.
Joanne
JoanneCredit Controller
Having worked over 25 years in an accounting environment I have recently joined the accounts team at Ocean....
Mainly working in credit control I have regular contact with customers and pay our suppliers.Originally from Salisbury my family and I have moved to Devon 15 months ago to access The Moors and diving. Our office is 5 mins from the beach so I am looking forward to the warmer weather to take a stroll. I love working at Ocean as everyone is super friendly and helpful
Jessica
JessicaReceptionist / Administrator
I have worked for Ocean Healthcare since December 2018...
I am the receptionist and administrator at our branch in Paignton.