Matthew Greaves is the Support Services Manager at Spire Fylde Coast Hospital.
Spire ensure that their employees are not only trained to do the job properly but are also happy in their work
"Before I cam here I was a Facilities Manager for Sodexho at AXA Insurance looking after catering, housekeeping, ground maintenance. Prior to that I was Operations Manager at University of Central Lancashire Students Union responsible for catering, bars, events, security and worked Nationally for them on the purchasing committee. I have an honours degree in Business Studies.
I have worked at the Fydle Coast Hospital for 12 years. In my role as Support Services Manager I am responsible for catering, housekeeping, porters, stores, maintenance, security, refurbishment and I have just completed project managing the installation of a 3rd Operating Theatre. I am part of the Senior Management Team, and I would relish more responsibility to show my ability and willingness to progress to becoming a Hospital Director in the future.
The most rewarding part of my job is being part of a forward thinking organisation that actually acknowledges the people that work for it and achieving budgeted targets year on year.
I have learnt lots of new skills whilst workikng here, including project managing developments and refurbishments, which is a skill in its self. As part of the recent operating theatre installation I have had to learn the inner workings of autoclaves in Theatres.
The challenges I face in my role include bringing in budgets in on target and getting staff to work as a team to achieve one goal.
My team have a positive, can do approach knowing that the support is there if they need it.
In my team I look for willingness to succeed and the ability to work as part of a team. They need to be flexible in the work place and have a want to learn approach also.
I help my team members develop through training, support and guidance. I believe that everyone has a skill and if you spend time supporting people you can bring out the best in anyone.
Spire are a great company to work for who strive to ensure that their employees are not only trained to do the job properly but are also happy in their work. I am always surprised when I have meet other employees within the group who have been working for Spire for 20 , 25 and 30 years. It tells me that the company must be doing something right to keep its employees for so long."