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Meet the team

Sabina Trifonov

Administrator

Sabina joined VP Forensic in May 2013 as a Temporary Worker; in July 2013 she became a full time employee. Sabina has previously graduated from Cracow University of Economics (located in Poland).  Here at VP, Sabina is responsible for keeping our staff files up to date and undertaking the pre-employment checks for all successful candidates.

Sabina’s dedication and understanding of recruitment standards are second to none and the staff files she maintains have received compliments from audits carried out by our clients.

Did you know?

Sabina is a self-confessed chocoholic.

Wayne Knight

Finance Manager

Wayne joined VP in 2004 as the Finance Manager but during his long service to VP, Wayne has offered a hand in all aspects of the business. Wayne’s knowledge of VP is second to none. He is very committed to his role and his number one priority is to warrant that payroll runs to perfection and that all staff members are treated fairly.

Did you know?

Wayne bravely leaped out of a plane to skydive from 13,000 feet, raising money for Headway.

Philippa Ody

Community Care Coordinator

Philippa joined the team in May 2017 as a Community Care Coordinator. Philippa has worked within the Health and Social Care sector for the past 10 years whilst completing a Degree and a Masters in Forensic Psychology. Philippa has worked with people who have a variety of complex issues such as: Brain  injury, mental health, substance misuse issues or learning disabilities, this includes work in homeless hostel and prison settings. As the newest member of our complex care team, Philippa is looking forward to meeting all our clients and working with our staff to provide high quality support.

 

Did you know?

Philippa loves all animals. Philippa has a total of 14 animals including chickens, rabbits, tortoise, giant African land snails and hamsters.

Dr Shelley Parkin BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsy, CPsychol, AFBPsS

Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society
Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council

Dr Parkin has worked within the NHS for approximately 10 years across a range of environments, and now works solely in private practice.  She has worked for VP Forensic Ltd. since 2011.  Alongside her work with us she undertakes private work with general members of the public – both children and adults.  Her roles are varied and include direct therapeutic work with clients, teaching multi-disciplinary colleagues, consultation, and service development.

Did you know?

Shelley has a huge passion for animals but the feeling was not mutual the day she was chased across a Yorkshire field by an aggressive sheep!

Toni Saxton

Administrator

Toni joined VP Forensic in July 2016 as an Administrator. Toni graduated from the University of Exeter in 2013. Alongside Sabina, Toni is responsible for keeping staff files up to date and guiding new starter’s through the recruitment process.

Did you know?

Toni has a passion for literature, music and theatre. She wrote/directed an original play in 2014, plays violin and is an avid bookworm.

Danielle North

Community Care Coordinator

Danielle joined our team in May 2015 as a Community Care Coordinator. Danielle has worked within the Health and Social Care sector for the past 6 years, working with learning disabilities, Autism and Mental Health Conditions. Danielle develops care packages, support plans and risk assessments, delivers client specific training and ensures a person centred approach is top priority.

Did you know?

Dani is our adrenaline junkie, regularly signing up to obstacle courses and has recently completed a 10km Water Wipe-out and a 10km Wild Mud Run.

Jason Pritchard

Trainer

Jason has worked for VP Forensic for many years and during this time has contributed his wisdom in so many areas of the business.  He has a wide knowledge of the services we provide and what standards we expect from our staff.  Jason is a crucial member of the team and he is responsible for training our staff to a high standard.

Did you know?

Jason is an ex-rugby player and believes himself to be the biggest rugby fan in the office (the latter being strongly disputed by Samantha, our Branch Manager).

Paige Bailey

Administrator

Paige joined VP Forensic in May 2017 and works within our Admin team.  Paige has the responsibility of helping our Care Coordinators and Recruitment Consultants to find new candidates to join our team and ensuring their recruitment runs smoothly.  Paige graduated with a BSc in Psychology with Applied Criminology from the University of Derby in 2016 and has a keen interest in developing her role within the Complex Care Team.

Did you know?

Paige used to be a champion freestyle dancer, and has competed in hundreds of competitions across the UK.

Paula Ginty

Community Care Coordinator

Paula joined our team in 2013 and is one of our Community Care Coordinators.  Paula has worked within the Health & Social Care sector for 15 years leading teams of support workers and working with clients in the community.  Paula is responsible for establishing new support packages and monitoring our existing clients support through care reviews, staff supervision and providing guidance to our team of support staff.

Did you know?

Paula is the office Star Wars fan and her favourite character is Yoda (we think this may be because they are the same height).

Rebecca Bamford

Recruitment Consultant

Rebecca joined VP Forensic in January 2009.  As one of our dedicated Recruitment Consultants, Rebecca communicates with clients and field staff on a daily basis, ensuring all needs are met.  Rebecca enjoys maintaining relations with existing clients as well as establishing links with new clients.

Did you know?

Outside of VP Rebecca is a Reiki Master Practitioner.

Samantha Hearne

Administrator

Samantha joined VP Forensic in January 2017 as an Administrator, previously Samantha has under gone her Access to Higher Education course in Nursing and Healthcare. Alongside our recruitment team, Samantha is responsible for keeping staff files up to date, maintaining compliance and guiding new candidates through the recruitment process.

 

Did you know?

Samantha loves to travel to historical places, recently Samantha has travelled to Barcelona to see La Sagrada Familia and Park Guell to find out more about the history behind them both.

Donna Knight

On Call Coordinator

Donna joined VP in 2008 as the On Call Coordinator, handling all out of hour’s calls and ensuring no shift is left unfilled.  In addition to sustaining relationships with clients, Donna speaks with our staff members on a frequent basis allocating shifts evenly and ensuring that they are happy with their work load.

Donna’s fast thinking routinely receives positive feedback from our clients as she often surpasses their expectations at filling support at short notice.

Did you know?

Donna is an avid Bingo player and is by far our luckiest team member, regularly winning a penny or two.