Phil Orton

Phil Orton

Executive Director of HR

Phil Orton is our executive director of HR. He is our key driver in delivering our strategic aims of becoming an employer of choice, and enabling our workforce to provide the very best health and social care services.

Previously, Phil worked as head of people at specialist nursing and dementia care provider Belong. In his executive director role at Making Space, Phil works strategically with our executive management team and is responsible for our workforce, and the operational management of human resources, learning and development and payroll.

Phil began his career in social care as a volunteer working with people with learning disabilities, before becoming registered manager of a care home in South Cheshire. He then progressed into training and HR, and has continued working in this field for the past 16 years. Phil is a chartered fellow of the CIPD, completed a MSc in management in 2006 and is qualified to ILM 7 in executive coaching and leadership mentoring.

When asked why he joined Making Space, Phil said:

“It’s people of course, the wonderful relationships we have with the people who use our services and the commitment to being a high performing and quality brand”.

“In my role here at Making Space, I hope to provide all our staff with a career pathway and access to a recognised qualification. I’m also passionate about putting us on a clear pathway to achieving Investors in People Gold status or above”.

Outside of work Phil enjoys being outdoors, he particularly loves hiking in the hills. When he’s not spending quality time with his family, he also finds the time to be a Scout Leader and is a lifelong supporter of Manchester United.


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