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Richmond Villages - Caring for you
Alison Harding

Alison Harding

Senior Village Adviser
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Firstly, I must say that I love my job! Why? I hear you ask....... Richmond Villages is not just a great place to live but also a great place to work. I started around 6 years ago at the original Richmond Village in Nantwich, Cheshire, and I am thrilled to have been offered the opportunity of being a part of this new development at Aston On Trent in the stunning county of Derbyshire. To see a Richmond Village literally grow out of the ground into a community is an exciting prospect!

I am especially looking forward to meeting all the new people who are going to choose to live at Richmond Village Aston On Trent. From their initial enquiry through to moving into their new home. As a Village Adviser, not sales negotiator- I will still be here when all the properties are sold and the community is full and thriving- and therefore the initial relationship built must be based on mutual trust and respect which is then ongoing in future years. I get a great deal of job satisfaction, matching our products to the specific needs of our clients, and building on these relationships, assisting people through the decision making process, and generally making each persons experience of Richmond Village more personal and yet effective.

Sally Ann Hackney

Sally Ann Hackney

Village Adviser
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I first discovered Richmond Villages whilst researching retirement living options for my own parents and was delighted and privileged to be welcomed into the Aston on Trent team in September 2014, as a Village Advisor.

I have found my role incredibly rewarding as it often involves joining the Resident on their journey from the initial enquiry, through their lifestyle opportunities and choices, on to their new home.

We offer beautiful large independent living apartments, assisted living suites and have a 60 bed care home so exploring the best options for the residents often involves meeting and getting to know their families too.

Another particularly enjoyable aspect of the role involves meeting local Networking groups, writing press releases and attending local events.

It is very exciting to be in the fabric of a new village and to be a part of bringing our new community together.

Joanne Wilson

Joanne Wilson

Village Manager
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Firstly, let me say that I am really looking forward to our first clients moving in in December this year. But I thought that I would just let you know a little bit about myself.

I’m married to David and have three wonderful children Jakob, 21 Milli, 18 and Joel 8.

I was born in West Yorkshire, which I love and regularly return to as my mum and dad are still living there.

My hobbies include football- and yes I am a Liverpool supporter, I find running clears my head, and I read when I can but most of my spare time is spent with my family.

I have a traditional nursing background and trained at Dewsbury Hospital, and qualified in 1996 as a registered general nurse. Since then I have remained in the care sector and primarily managed care homes, working for small and large corporate companies as well as private sector companies.

I’m really excited to be starting something from scratch with Richmond Village Aston on Trent. I am used to running care homes to the highest standards and am looking forward carrying on and maintaining Richmond Village’s superb reputation for providing top quality care.

I’m looking forward to helping build the community ensuring that we are the best place for people to retire to in South Derbyshire.

Claire Walters

Claire Walters

Administration Manager
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I am thrilled to be the newly appointed Administration Manager for Richmond Village Aston on Trent and am looking forward to meeting everyone in November.

Just a bit about me: I am married to Lee, and I commute to work daily as I actually live in Wednesbury.

I have four cats Freddy, Alfred, Harry and Arthur, and love all animals.

In my free time, I enjoy dining out, shopping (especially for shoes!) fishing and squash.

Having spent most of my career working in care homes, I am really looking forward to a change of setting in a retirement village. I have high standards and as such, am keen to build a strong administration team from the outset.

Darren Jones

Darren Jones

Head of Maintenance
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Having worked for Richmond Village Northampton for the past 12 months, I was keen to continue with the company, and was delighted to be offered the position of Head Of Maintenance at Aston On Trent recently.

I am at the moment in the process of relocating my family from Northampton to Aston on Trent. I love spending time with my family, especially my grandson. I’m an avid Manchester United supporter and have enjoyed playing golf since the age of 4.

I have 32 years experience in the building trade and had my own company, but due to ill health I decided it was time for a different challenge, at this point I was lucky enough to join Richmond Villages for a better work/life balance.  Although, I am enjoying being back on a construction site,  I’m relishing the thought of being able to build my own maintenance team including gardeners and drivers.