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Maisie Jenkinson – Graduate Case Study

Maisie was originally drawn to Sanctuary’s Graduate Development Programme by the ‘unique opportunity’ to work for an organisation that has both a commercial presence and a strong social conscience.

Her first placement was with Sanctuary Students, working with the Digital Communications team to grow the brand’s social media presence.

Maisie said: “It was a new and exciting project and one that gave me the opportunity to meet many students and to discuss their views on the services we provide and areas for improvement.”

Further placements saw Maisie researching fair access to services in Sanctuary Housing and managing projects as part of the Sanctuary Supported Living Transformation Programme.

Maisie’s first position in Sanctuary Group was in the Commercial team, seeing her in involved in appraising new business opportunities and managing large commercial transactions.

Following the acquisition of a large care home company, she was seconded to the position of Finance Manager, providing financial support to the business, leading on budget setting and contributing to the financial integration of the care homes.

Maisie, who graduated from Oxford University with a BA in Human Sciences, then took on her current, permanent role as Commercial Finance Manager within Sanctuary Care.

This sees her managing the Regional Finance Managers and the Contracts Team, overseeing contact between finance and care operations and providing the relevant information and support to help care home managers and senior operational managers meet their financial targets.

Maisie says she is proud of her progression within the company and grateful for the opportunities that being part of the Graduate Development Programme have presented.

She said: “The Graduate Development Programme offers the chance to meet senior managers early on and to gain insight into their business area and Sanctuary Group.

“Throughout my time with Sanctuary I have been given the opportunity to challenge myself and develop new skills, and I am grateful for the involvement and hard work of many colleagues.”