In this section of the website you can meet some of staff team who work with Partners for Inclusion and hear a little bit about them and what motivates them within their individual roles.
Hi, I’m June Walker.
I’m the receptionist at PFI and often be the first person you meet or speak to when you call.
As well as being the first point of contact I also load all the job adverts on to the website and work with the development leaders to ensure they are all current and accurate.
This gives me a flavour and insight into some of the great activities and lives the people we support are having and it reaffirm my decision to join Partners. I am also responsible for posting out application packs if you call us looking for a job. However, the best part of my job is getting to speak to a wide range of people whether it be the people we support or some of the excellent staff teams supporting them.
Michael O’Neill (Senior Service Leader)
I joined Partners for Inclusion as Senior Development leader in October 2022.
It was an honour to come and work for Partners for Inclusion. One of the things that first attracted me was the unique way the organisation builds support around the person and the values that underpin the support is inspiring.
I have worked in Health and Social Care for 29 years. Throughout this time, I have worked in various settings with a wide range of people: I mainly worked for the Talbot Association working in homelessness services. However I have also supported school age children at the National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy in London and adults with a learning disability at L’Arche which is a Voluntary organisation in Canada, as well as adults with a sensory impairment with SENSE Scotland, and elderly patients within the NHS.
Dale Anderson (Senior Service Leader)
I have worked for Partners for Inclusion since February 2001, one of the good things about working here is the people we support who have been very patient with me while I learned “the job”.
Zoe MacDonald (Senior Service Leader)
Having worked in this sector for nearly 20 years, I have learned so much through my time here. I love the fact that people’s expectations have grown and they know only too well what they want, need and deserve from their support. We are all equal and should always remind ourselves of this fact.
Janine Hunt (CEO)
Janine has a strong track record as an innovative leader with a varied skills base built running equality projects and advocacy on disability rights programmes early on in her career.
She has extensive senior-level CEO and Director experience within the not-for-profit and the public sectors. Janine joins the Partners for Inclusion Group as CEO. She aspires to follow the example of the retiring CEO, Pete Richmond, seeing each person as an individual and given the space to grow.
She has worked across Scotland and the UK in values-driven environments including The Disability Rights Commission, Scottish Refugee Council, Big Lottery Fund, Creative Scotland, Scottish Government (The Promise), and with Scotland Excel. She relishes roles where no two days are ever the same, forming intuitive responses swiftly to emerging challenges.
Previous experience within The Scottish Government in constitutional reform added to her experience of national policy on social / childcare and human rights. She was a member of the Scottish Refugee Council Board from 2015 to 2020 and has been a board member of The Mungo Foundation since 2020. Janine, a proud Mancunian, has lived in Glasgow since 2005. She enjoys spending time with friends, yoga, and walking, particularly along the local Ayrshire Coast.
Michele Munro (Director of Operations)
I have been working with the Partners for Inclusion Group since May 2011. In this time I have been both Service Leader and Senior Service Leader in Just Connections and then was successful in being appointed as Director in September 2014.
Prior to joining The PFI Group I had worked with C-Change Scotland for over 8 years as a Service Leader. I then moved location and worked in a residential service in the North East of England for 2 years. The experience in England was very interesting and it made me realise that I wanted to work in the way I had previously; in a very focussed and person centred way hence me joining PFI.
I come from a nursing background having spent a number of years living in the Scottish Borders where I undertook my nurse training. Since qualifying I have worked for various third sector organisations supporting adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues.
When not working I spend my time with family and friends, reading, doing the odd bit of baking and trying to learn the banjo. I also have a little Bichon Frise called Huxley (named after Aldous Huxley). The day I bought Huxley I had two names in mind; thankfully the Sheryl Crow song “Run Baby Run” kept repeating in my head with the line “the day Aldous Huxley died” or he would have been Bailey!