Meet the Team – Rose Bradley
Rose Bradley joined Green Light in September 2019 from a career in education. She is now Deputy Manager at Tresleigh a home for four adults with autism and learning disabilities, each person having their own two bedroom self-contained accommodation within the home, and dedicated team of support workers.
Q: Where are you from and where do you live now?
A: I was born in Plymouth and have come almost full circle, ending up in stunning Cornwall
Q: How did you hear about Green Light ?
A: The recruitment ad on Facebook caught my eye and piqued my interest.
Q: Why did you decide to work for Green Light ?
A: Being a nurturer at heart, the word “empower” rang a chord with me. I remember driving up to the offices at Mor mulling it over. I was living in Seaton at the time so it was quite a long way to drive each day. Once I arrived, any doubts I had were instantly dispelled. Everyone was so friendly and just oozed “caring”. Straight away I felt welcome and as if I belonged.
Q: What is your previous experience of autism or learning disabilities?
A: As a primary school teacher, I had worked and learned alongside many children with varying learning abilities, including those with autism. Those children in particular I found fascinating, challenging and rewarding all at the same time.
Q: Do you have any special skills/hobbies or interests?
A: Back when the world was “normal” – in pre-covid times – I was heavily involved in our local drama group. In my 40s I developed a love for all things theatre and each panto season would see me rehearsing for a part, helping to make costumes and props, directing and even writing a panto! Panto is great – you can really go over the top, but I also embraced some juicy roles in other productions including musicals and Shakespeare – one of which I performed at the incredible Minack Theatre. ‘Extra’ work in movies also gave me a drama hit – such a buzz to see what goes on behind the scenes.
Q: When not working what are you most likely to be doing?
A: I love walking and have enjoyed some great hiking holidays, including Hadrian’s Wall, The Great Glen Way and sections of the Camino de Santiago. It’s such a great way to see the world – we are blessed to be in one of the most stunning places so I’m often to be found plodding around on the local clifftops. I’m a keen sea dunker and happiest jumping around in the surf or paddling my kayak or just reading a book on one of our wonderful beaches.
Q: What do you have on your bucket list?
A: My bucket list seems to get longer rather than shorter. I can’t possibly list them all here but they include joining up all the bits of the South West coast path I haven’t yet tackled. I’m also working my way through as many European cities as time and finances will allow – next on the list is Budapest.
Q: Who is your hero or heroine & why?
A: In joint place on that one are my children. Between them they are my voice of reason, my boost of confidence, and living proof that somewhere along the line, I did something right 🙂
Q: What three words sum up your personality?
A: calm, keen and reliable