Welcome to Signature at Farnham Common

Please see our video, introducing Alex Alexandru, Signature at Farnham Common’s General Manager. Alex discusses what makes Signature at Farnham Common so special for our residents, relatives and staff.

 Introducing the Farnham Common team

At Signature we recruit only the best, training those who share our values of compassion and individual sensitivity to offer the highest quality of care possible. Because exceptional care extends beyond our residents’ physical health, we also maintain specialist teams to attend to areas such as hospitality, activities, dining and more.

General Manager

Alex Alexandru

I am delighted to have joined the outstanding team at Farnham Common committed to bringing my passion for care and over 9 years of experience in nursing, dementia, and residential care. I have been with Signature for nearly 4 years now, starting as a Dementia Care Manager before moving on to a General Manager position in one of Signature homes, then being the Care and Quality Assurance Partner for Signature, before accepting the role at Farnham Common. My role is to support the team in delivering exceptional person-centred care to our residents, and it is my belief that all people living within a care settings can lead a happy and fulfilled life in the right environment.

I am qualified with an HND Diploma Level 5 in Health & Social Care Management and my background is working as a Border Police Officer ensuring frontline low enforcement and helps to keep people safe

Client Liaison Manager

Sandeep Nandhra-Gourlay

I am the first point of contact for both seniors and their families enquiring about care options. I am proud to invite people to take a tour of our community and make sure they leave with all the relevant information, having experienced Signature in action. The most rewarding aspect is supporting both families and seniors by being able to guide and counsel them on what can be an emotional experience. I feel privileged to help in the journey towards making the decision to join our community and then, seeing new residents flourish and make new friends  is the ultimate reward.

Maschelle Dimayacyac

Clinical Services Manager

I’ve been working in the healthcare industry for 15 years now. I’m a licensed nurse in both the United Kingdom and the Philippines.  My journey in nursing began in 2003 in the Philippines. I successfully earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and passed the nursing licensing exam, which officially launched my healthcare career.

My passion for nursing and healthcare and my desire to continue my education led me to move to the UK to pursue my dream of becoming a globally competitive nurse. I continued my studies and successfully completed a degree in Nursing and Healthcare Integrated in the UK, at the University of West London.

I have had diverse and enriching experiences working in various roles in hospitals and care homes, which have helped me develop my expertise in both clinical practice and management. My experiences as a bedside nurse, nurse manager, and educator have all converged to shape my practice in providing safe, person-centred, and quality care to the residents.

I am thrilled to have been offered the position of Clinical Services Manager / Deputy Manager at Signature Farnham Common. To me, this role is more than just a job; it is an opportunity to be a part of an organization that genuinely cares about its residents, their families, and the staff. I am eagerly looking forward to continuing my journey of professional growth and learning with this incredible team, as I remain dedicated to ensuring the well-being of the residents.

Residential Care Manager

Ana Araujo

I have worked in the care sector for 11 years, being lucky enough to have completed majority of my journey with Signature who supported me to develop my professional skills and qualifications achieving a Management Role.

I am delighted that I was offered the Residential Care Manager Role at Signature at Farnham Common becoming part of this caring and passionate family. I am driven by ensuring all our residents are delivered exceptional person-centred care as residents are always my priority.

As the Residential Care Manager, I work alongside a fantastic and committed team of carers who are equally passionate about the care provided to our residents.  I feel very privileged to work for Signature as I identify myself with their values and vision of Excellent Care above all for our residents.

Dementia Care Manager

Beatrice Rusu

I have been working in the Health Sector for the last 7 years. I have completed studies in General Nursing and Social Care, gaining experience working with individuals from different age groups starting with children, adolescence up to the elderly.

I am delighted that I was offered the Dementia Care Manager role at Signature at Farnham Common becoming part of this caring and passionate family.  My role requires a passion for care, being kind and patient and always putting people living with Dementia first, ensuring their wellbeing and happiness are met.

I am driven by ensuring all our residents are delivered exceptional person-centred care as residents are always my priority.

Hospitality Manager

Tuesdee Dixon

I have worked in catering now for over 27 years, starting out at a local pub as a waitress, then moving on to be a chef in the RAF, to running my own pubs then going on to work for Heston Blumenthal, Pierre Koffman and Odds Farm as Food and Beverage Manager.

I am very passionate about all things Food & Beverage. I am looking forward to making sure our residents will be well looked after and genuinely cared for, while delivering a 5 star service.

Tina Avery

Business Admin Manager

I have worked in the care sector for many years, I started in my 20s at the Epilepsy Centre in Chalfont St Peter.
After a career diversion into retail and then later as an administrator with the National Trust, Signature offered me the opportunity to return to the care sector, firstly as an Administrator then Clinical Administrator and then Residential Care Manager. I later joined a specialist team to implement a new system for the whole of Signature Group, a project I am very proud to have been part of. I am now exited to work at our lovely new home in Farnham Common as Business Admin Manager and use my qualification in CIPD level 5 in HR. I look forward to supporting all my colleagues in their journey at Farnham Common

Phil Hughes

Head Chef

I have worked in the food and hospitality industry from an early age, about 17 years ago. My journey originally started off as a child when holidaying abroad with family, and the passion I felt whilst away and all the different cuisines I was fortunate enough to experience along with being at home with my grandparents with home traditionally cooked food, trying to help but often just in the way!

So back in 2006 I started working for a gastro-pub company and attended professional culinary school, from here is where it began professionally. I spent several years doing this whilst learning what this crazy world of hospitality was all about and I just loved it. I was getting to learn, have fun and cook great recipes. As I developed as a leader and chef, I was appointed to my first position of Head Chef, to which I was very proud.

After some time with this group my culinary journey took me into the independent restaurant world, and it was here where I really started to grow as a personality and Chef and really start to hone my craft. I learnt so much more than just recipes and the balancing of flavours, I learnt everything I needed in life.

More recently I have been back in the gastro-pub sector for the last few years building great teams, cooking locally and sustainable dishes, developing others, watching them grow and working under some phenomenal leadership. I’ve since looked on life and felt coming from the generations of Nurses in my family that I have, that now was the right time where I wanted to give something back more personal to people and really feel like I am making a difference to everyone individually daily.

I have been lucky enough to be given this opportunity with Signature, but what can I say other than I feel privileged to be able to take this fantastic opportunity to meet everyone old and new and make a genuine difference in the residents lives here in their home, giving them a balanced nutritious daily diet whilst dropping little treats of naughtiness into their day here and there. You will always find me about chatting and getting to know people and just generally enjoying the day.

Wojciech Lozynski

Maintenance Manager

I am responsible for the health and safety of our residents, staff and visitors. I have the privilege of working for over 6 years in the care sector. The previous Nursing Home, where I worked for 4.5 years as a Maintenance Manager, received an outstanding rating from the CQC in all five areas, which I hope to achieve again with our team at Farnham Common.

I like helping people live independently and with dignity, despite their age and health and with our team at Farnham Common we aim to create a homely atmosphere with a safe and happy environment for our residents, families and friends.

Meet the team in person

To get the fullest impression of the kind of people who make Signature at Farnham Common tick, there’s no better option than to meet them for yourself.

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Could you be part of the Signature family?

If you believe you possess the abilities, sensitivity and commitment required to become a Signature care team member, we’d love to hear from you. Check out our careers page for a fuller impression of what it’s like to join the Signature family, and how to apply for current vacancies.

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