Our People

Gender Pay Gap & Oaklea Trust (June 2018)

“At Oaklea we value every single employee and believe that our people are our number one asset; without their hard work, efforts and enthusiasm we would not be able to deliver the amazing variety of options for our customers.As with all organisations the size of Oaklea we have recently analysed the pay of our workforce by gender.This analysis has been an interesting exercise and it is heart-warming to see that across the full range of pay levels, we employ very similar proportions of males and females, in the lower pay quartile the proportion of female staff members is 72%, in the next quartile it is 79%, the third quartile is 86% and then finally in the upper quartile it is 75%.Oaklea has also calculated the average pay in terms of hourly rate.There are two methods of calculating the average used in this analysis, the median shows the midpoint in the range and the mean is a calculated ‘traditional’ average. These statistics show that using the median method of calculating the average, women are paid 4.2% higher than men, while using the mean method of calculating the average shows women are paid 8.8% lower than men.Therefore on-balance taking the full range of analysis into account, Oaklea pay its male and female employees comparably.” Clive Wigley, CEO Oaklea Trust

If you feel you would like to join our team or learn more about the positions we have to offer please contact HR at hr@oakleatrust.co.uk or go to our dedicated page Work for us

Clive Wigley - Chief Executive

Clive began his career, originally qualified in nursing, specialising in learning disability and mental health. From there he has progressed through a number of local authorities and national charities including The Royal Society Mencap.

As Chief Executive of the company Clive has the delegated task of managing the day to day business of the company. He has responsibility for financial control and strategic planning for the organisation. He line manages all members of the Executive and is Secretary to the Board of Trustees.

He also acts as an adviser to a local registered Social Landlord and attends many meetings and events in the pursuit of further opportunities for people with disabilities.

Susan Green - Director

After graduating in 1990 from Keele University, Sue has worked within the private sector, civil service and charitable sector at senior management level.

She has established a proven track record in operational and strategic planning.

Her main responsibilities are as Registered Nominated Individual with the Care Quality Commission; Operational Director responsibilities for the North East region; new business development, Quality and Continuous Improvement planning and implementation and management of the organisation’s Home Care & Community Team.

  • Combined BA (Hons) Degree in Psychology & Politics (2:1)
  • Certificate in a Practical Guide to Conducting Internal and Supplier Quality Systems Audits to ISO 19011:2002
  • Professional Diploma – Management In The Community
  • Diploma in Process Excellence (ISO9001:2000)

Alexandra Wolfenden - Director

Before joining the Trust in January 2014, Alex was Housing Director at Fairoak Housing Association for the past nine years, before that working at senior management level within a large national retail chain responsible for the development of new projects and property maintenance.

Alex brings with her vast experience of our customer group and proven experience in project management, development of new initiatives, financial management and excellent people skills.

Alex is responsible for the Trust’s Health & Safety matters, Operational Director responsibilities for the North West region, Adult Care Homes , Learning Disability Services for Children and Adults and oversees our Leisure services in partnership with the Riversiders Trust.

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East Wing,
Station House, Station Road, Kendal
Cumbria LA9 6RY

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Email. enquiries@oakleatrust.co.uk