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Maria Marques-Neves

Maria has 13 years of experience in social care and education settings for children, young people and adults.  She has worked at both Director and Managing Director level, taking the lead in safeguarding, human resource management, training and development, health and safety and estates and facilities.

Maria held the Executive Team brief for Continuing Professional Development within the Organisation, ensuring that all staff had high-quality training and the opportunity to gain relevant professional accreditation. She delivered training and coaching across the organisation including leadership, performance management, investigation and panel hearing training, personal effectiveness skills, supervision and appraisal training as well as accredited safeguarding training. Maria supported heads of service in both care and education to develop auditing systems for quality assurance purposes against both the care and education standards.

Before moving into social care and education, Maria led a successful management training and consultancy business for 15 years, delivering management training, consultancy, coaching and accredited management qualifications in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

She is passionate about using her knowledge of the unique challenges faced in both social care and education settings to provide managers with the knowledge and skills to carry out their roles successfully and safely.  Her delivery, through practical strategies and coaching, has a proven track record of developing confident managers and loyal cohesive teams, resulting in valued relationships which promote autonomy and continuous improvement.

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