Meet The Team

Allow us to introduce our wonderful team here at Rochdale Occupational Health Service!

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Technicians

Rochdale Occupational Health Service - Carmina Saunders

Occupational Health Technician

Carmina Saunders

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love playing with my doggy, meeting up with my friends, going to wales to my caravan, swimming in the sea, going to the gym, and undertaking hot yoga.

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself?

I am originally from Austria. There I was exposed to a lot of outdoor living and my parents had a farm and a forest where I had to work from a young age.

What is your favourite part of your job/working for Rochdale Occupational Health Service?

I really enjoy working here, we have a very good team and fair managers, nice colleagues and I love the job itself. I love being out and about and being in charge of my own workload and schedule.

Rochdale Occupational Health Service - Hannah Whitman

Occupational Health Technician

Hannah Whitham

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I like to go open water swimming in Salford Quays, cooking, and socialising with friends and family.

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself?

I’ve competed at both county and regional level in swimming.

What is your favourite part of your job/working for Rochdale Occupational Health Service?

My favourite part of working for ROHS is my colleagues. We have a really great team here and I get to work in a positive environment under a management team who really value you and want to see you succeed.

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Advisors

Rochdale Occupational Health Service - Amanda Lloyd

Occupational Health Nurse Advisor

Amanda Lloyd

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Meeting up with friends and walking dogs followed by eating and drinking.

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself?

I have been married 3 times which are stories in themselves!

What is your favourite part of your job/working for Rochdale Occupational Health Service?

I enjoy keeping clients well in work and assisting them back into work after a period of absence. The best part of working for ROHS is the team as we support each other through the easy and hard times.

Rochdale Occupational Health Service - Linda Defty

Occupational Health Advisor

Linda Defty

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my free time, I like to spend it with my family and I enjoy doing puzzles.

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself?

I graduated from RAU University RoHS South Africa after doing a Primary healthcare nursing diploma.

What is your favourite part of your job/working for Rochdale Occupational Health Service?

I love working at Rochdale Occupational Health Service as every day is different. Pre-COVID days I liked the banter with employees at different companies I visit. During pandemic and lock down, I found I enjoyed the remote contact and follow-up telephonic consultations.

Rochdale Occupational Health Service - Veronica Norris

Occupational Health Advisor

Veronica Norris

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Sewing/crafts/DIY/woodwork/home décor/reading/gardening/hill-walking/visiting places of interest/visiting antique centres/cycling/holistic therapy.

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself?

I’ve just completed my level two Reiki an Accredited skill in the Federation of Holistic therapy.

What is your favourite part of your job/working for Rochdale Occupational Health Service?

Helping clients by giving sound experienced advice regarding health issues and knowing that I’ve helped their cause. I also like the mix of peripatetic work balanced with the clinic work.

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First Aid

Rochdale Occupational Health Service - Dave Thomas

First Aid Trainer

Dave Thomas

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I ride across the UK on my motorbike, I am an avid Leeds Rhinos fan and run daily to keep healthy.

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself?

I’m a volunteer first responder with NWAS, have been a responder for 14 years.

What is your favourite part of your job/working for Rochdale Occupational Health Service?

Diverse students and different cultures and beliefs are within each course, no two courses run the same! Rochdale Occupational Health Service staff are fun and easy to communicate with

Rochdale Occupational Health Service - John Watters

First Aid Trainer

John Watters

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I volunteer for the Ambulance Service as a Community First Responder.  I also work as an Event Medic.

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself?

I started my working life as a Secretary.

What is your favourite part of your job/working for Rochdale Occupational Health Service?

I love meeting different people every time I teach a lesson.  It keeps me on my toes and you never know what kind of people will be in front of you, so you always have to be at the top of your game as an Instructor.

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Admin

Rochdale Occupational Health Service - Reece Mundy

Social Media, Marketing & Project Coordinator

Reece Mundy

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I enjoy watching Manchester City and going to the gym, and spending time with friends and family.

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself?

I have played football against Napoli/Manchester United center-back Axel Tuanzebe.

What is your favourite part of your job/working for Rochdale Occupational Health Service?

I enjoy the work at Rochdale Occupational Health Service and the supportive colleagues.

Rochdale Occupational Health Service - Samantha Ryan

Senior Administrator

Samantha Ryan

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love reading and watching TV especially with a good glass of gin or prosecco.  I love a good quiz and I enjoy a bit of retail therapy!

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself?

I am related on my maternal line to the famous scientist Michael Faraday who contributed to the study of electromagnetism and electrochemistry and used to be on the back of the old £20 note.

What is your favourite part of your job/working for Rochdale Occupational Health Service?

I enjoy working with a great team of colleagues.  I love how every day is different which keeps things interesting and I always find I’m learning something new (even though I am famously not good with change).

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Managers

Rochdale Occupational Health Service - Helen Yates

General Manager

Helen Yates

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time I enjoy releasing my creative side with arts and crafts.

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself?

I once participated in a radio quiz show and didn’t get a single correct answer!

What is your favourite part of your job/working for Rochdale Occupational Health Service?

My favourite thing about Rochdale Occupational Health Service is the fantastic team we have here, they are our best asset.

Rochdale Occupational Health Service - Joanne Payne

Occupational Health Manager

Joanne Payne

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love to spend time with family and friends wining and dining but also like to get into the countryside and enjoy the outdoors with our Tibetan terrier, Lulu.

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself?

I have applied to go on Channel 4’s THE HUNTED series…watch this space and be prepared to hide me at short notice!

What is your favourite part of your job/working for Rochdale Occupational Health Service?

I have worked here at Rochdale Occupational Health Service for nearly 30 years and love the fact that my work friends are real friends and we have a great team of professional and lovely people who all value the success of the charity.