A letter of thanks on behalf of the Board of Trustees of Broomley Grange.
After 25 years of dedicated service to Broomley Grange, Alison has decided that now is the time to relax and enjoy life, with her family, without the stress of managing Broomley Grange. Her last working day will be Friday 6th October 2018.
She will be a great loss to Broomley, having built up its reputation to such a high standard by lots of hard work and untold hours of overtime, and will be a difficult person to replace.
I have known her, personally, as a colleague and friend, for all her time at Broomley and feel the loss of her presence deeply. Broomley, without Alison, will take some time to get used to.
Through both the good times, and the bad, sh has been the steady and reliable person who seemed to take all in her stride. I, and the other Trustees, will find it a hard task to find someone to take over the controls at Broomley.
We have started the process, of finding a replacement, and have received several interesting applications and hope to have a replacement manager, in position, around October time.
All the other staff are remaining in position and the Trustees will be ensuring that the successful applicant will continue to maintain our ethos of ensuring all guests receive a true, warm welcome to Broomley, enjoy their time with us and that the high standards, set by Alison, are maintained.
On behalf of all the Trustees I would like to thank you for the times spent at Broomley and hope that our relationship will continue to grow in a positive way.
Ian R. Gillespie
Chair of the Board of Trustees
About Broomley Grange
Set in the heart of the Tyne Valley, Broomley Grange sits in 22 acres of private grounds in the stunning county of Northumberland near the Roman Hadrian's Wall and Europe's largest man made lake, Kielder Water.
After 25 years of dedicated service, our current Centre Manager has decided the time is right to put down her pen for the last time and take a well earned retirement.
About the Package
We are offering the opportunity for you to live and work in this beautiful environment, to both lead and further develop Broomley Grange and our team, to create memorable experiences and life skills for young people.
We will give you a competitive salary as well as on-site accommodation, including all utilities.
If you are interested in learning more about the role, or applying, then visit our careers site;
The Board of Trustees are excited to announce that we have been successful in securing funding from Community Foundation Tyne and Wear & Northumberland, to invest £2,000 in upgrading our telephony and internet infrastructure.
The Board of Trustees have appointed Connexions Group Ltd as our exclusive partner to carry out this project.
The project will see the introduction of FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) fibre optic broadband, this will provide our guests with faster internet connectivity throughout the Grange, as well as enhance our capability to introduce more web based services over the coming months.
In addition to this, we have received a donation worth over £200 from the 18th Gateshead Boys' Brigade Company of brand new WiFi Access Points to replace the aging infrastructure that has resulted in loss of wifi access in some parts of the house.
We will be announcing as soon as all of this is up and live, but we hope to have this live within the next few months. Everyone from Broomley would like to say thanks to Community Foundation, Connexions and the 18th Gateshead for their support and donations toward helping us make our guest experience even better and fit for the 21st Century.