Bev first began working for the charity between 2000-2006, as the Education and Training Manager. She also delivered the charity’s research programme, putting her years of nursing experience and clinical skills to good use.
After a break of 11 years, Bev returned to the charity to work on our new Meningitis Aware Recognition Mark for universities; a toolkit developed to help universities with the recognition, prevention and management of meningitis.
More recently she has been involved in developing a new roadmap for Meningitis Now, which has been looking at how the charity can realise its aims over the next five years and beyond. A significant first step to implementing the roadmap was to recruit a new Director of Research and Support – a role which had been vacant for 18 months.
When asked why she applied for the role Bev said: “Because Meningitis Now is a great place to work! Over the last year I have worked with some amazing people who are skilled and passionate, and this role provides me with a great opportunity to share the knowledge, experience and skills I have gained during my career.”
Bev is particularly looking forward to developing and strengthening Meningitis Now’s support services and leading several teams as they continue to provide a high standard of support and information to people affected by meningitis and meningococcal disease.
She is also happy to be returning to a role focusing on our research programme, which will continue to expand our knowledge and understanding of all aspects of meningitis.
Bev’s knowledge and interest spans a wide range of health issues. She said: “I am passionate about health and healthcare; I am interested not only in physical health, but also psychological health and wellbeing, and finding ways to meet the varied needs of people impacted by disease and illness.”
As a health professional with 30 years’ experience working in health-related roles across different sectors including charity; Meningitis Now is extremely lucky to have Bev on board in her new role.