Hollie Barker - Business & Marketing Manager
Hi I am Hollie - I am the business and marketing manager for Safe Base Fostering.
Here is a little bit of info about me - I started working as a carer in the community when I was 17 years old. I then got a job working wth vulnerable children and young people with disabilities and challenging behaviour working in a variety of settings including; day centres, children's residential homes, schools, after school clubs, hospitals and hospices, providing 1-1 support in their own homes.
Once I graduated from Liverpool university with a 2-1 degree in children and young people I got a job with Barnsley youth offending team working with families in the early interventions sector with the aim of trying to prevent offending or reoffending in the community. In 2012 I took up a post in fostering and have worked with children in care on a 1-1 intensive basis for the last 3 years. My passion is helping vulnerable children develop into confident individuals who have aspirations for their futures.
I have taken on the role as business and marketing manager as I have run a successful business for the last 2 years providing business and marketing development to a number of agency's to help generate new business whilst effectively marketing their brands.
Personal growth and self development I believe is the key to living happy successfully fulfilled lives. I hope to share these techniques with Safe Base Fostering and apply them to every day working practice to create a positive working environment for staff, carers and children.
I am excited to be a part of the development of the agency and to go on a journey of self discovery with the team.