Meet our Central Support Team

Val Bruce, Head of Finance 

I joined CALA in 2006 as a Finance Officer working my way up to my current role as Director of Finance.  I am lucky to be part of such a dedicated team and wonder where the last 14 years have gone!  CALA has changed in many ways during my time here and in true CALA style, I am looking forward to the many changes, challenges and successes ahead.

I am happily married with 3 grown-up children, in my spare time I enjoy cycling, walking, travelling and socialising with family and friends.

Debbie Campbell,  Head of Services 

Hi, my name is Debbie, I have worked in childcare for over twenty years in a variety of roles, the last 13 of which have been with Care and Learning Alliance, with whom I started as a Childhood Practice Manager, working up to my current role as Services Manager.

I hold numerous childcare qualifications culminating in my PDA Level 9 Childhood Practice.

I am responsible for the management of our Office team, CALA Staffbank and Service Coordinators, tasked with ensuring the smooth and professional running of all services.

Out of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and numerous animals.

Louise Moir, Finance Officer

I was lucky enough to join the CALA team in November 2013 and I have never looked back. CALA is such a nice company to work for. I was given the opportunity to take on the role of Payroll Administrator which I was a bit nervous about as I had no experience in this line of work. It turns out I had nothing to worry about. I was given all the support I needed from my team and although I am still learning I am really enjoying the role.

Outside of CALA I like to spend time with my family. I have two little boys who keep me busy so never a dull moment. We own a caravan and love to go off on our adventures whenever we get the chance.

Linda Sutherland, Payroll Officer

I joined CALA in March 2017 as Payroll Administrator.  I have to say there is never a dull moment and I really enjoy working within the Central Support Team.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family.

Gillian Grant, HR Coordinator

I joined CALA in August 2014 starting out as Clerical Assistant then moving onto the role of  HR Administrator in October 2016. I really enjoy working within the Central Support Team – I am always kept very busy with the day to day tasks within HR of the company.

Outside of CALA I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two young children and I also like to go shopping!

Faye Turner, Office Administrator

I joined CALA as their Office Administrator at the end of March 2020 after moving to Inverness from Glasgow.  My start was tough due to lockdown, but with the support of my colleagues, I was able to come out at the other end feeling very positive.

I have 19 years of admin experience in various different sectors.  Prior to CALA I spent the last 5 years working for a charity in Glasgow and hope that I can do the same within CALA, if not more.

In my spare time, I love spending time with my family and getting out and experiencing the lovely walks etc that Inverness and the surrounding areas has to offer.