Charlotte Dainter assumed the role of National Foundation Programme Manager with the transition of the UK Foundation Programme Office from Cardiff to Birmingham in September 2016.
Charlotte leads the central administrative team who facilitate the operation and continuing development of the Foundation Programme, including the allocation of medical students to foundation training places.
Charlotte graduated with a BMus Honours degree from the University of Sheffield in 2008 and has since completed a PGDip in Health Promotion and Public Health at Birmingham City University. Charlotte has most recently been awarded an MBA in Healthcare Management from Coventry University in 2016. With a background primarily in medical staffing, Charlotte has experience of working with medical professionals at both local and national levels.
She initially commenced work in the NHS as a medical secretary and has since embarked upon roles in recruitment and workforce planning, rota management and human resources, as well as gaining experience in operational management. Charlotte has a particular interest in working at national level and continually seeks to identify improvements to facilitate recruitment and support the education and training needs of junior doctors.
Jason joined the team as Deputy Foundation Programme Manager in June 2019 after moving from Quality and Commissioning within HEE. Before to joining the NHS, Jason worked in the private sector within the charity and Third sectors working for Healthwatch Birmingham and Mental Health charities. Jason’s role in the team is to support the team with operational oversight and work with our stakeholders on a wide range of projects.
Denise Virgo is a programme administrator and joined the UKFPO team in January 2018. She provides secretariat support for numerous committee meetings as well as supporting national recruitment activities throughout the year. Prior to joining the NHS. she worked for Sandwell MBC as a member of the Domestic Abuse Team and has worked at Vielife, a health and wellbeing company, as well as pharmaceutical firm Pfizer.
Stevie joined the UKFPO as a Project Support Officer (Communications) in June 2019. Her role includes stakeholder engagement, website and social media management, event management, marketing, assisting in curriculum production, and document control, as well as providing general support to the team.
Stevie received a BA from the University of Central Florida in 2011, and has since taken up additional training and certifications in project management and education.
Prior to joining the UKFPO, Stevie worked in a special needs school as a financial administrator and media teacher. Before moving to the UK, she was an assistant project manager on the refurbishment of the NASA VAB Highbay 3 and the construction of the Orlando City Lions soccer stadium, and has also worked as a communications specialist.
Eliza joined the UK Foundation Programme team in August 2017 as a Project Support Officer (Recruitment).
Before to joining the NHS, Eliza graduated with a degree in Law(LLB) from Birmingham City University in 2016. Eliza’s background is in the private healthcare sector.
Eliza's role includes supporting the Eligibility office, Stand-alone Recruitment, Academic Selection, the FP Application Process , Oriel, Situational Judgement Test (SJT), Special Circumstances and Supporting Trainees Entering Practice (STEP), as well as providing general support to the team.
Narayan joined the UKFPO as a National Programme Administrator in March 2019.
His role includes support for meetings within the UKFPO team, managing administrative tasks and supporting national recruitment activities throughout the year. Previously, Narayan has worked as a Senior Programming & Presentation Scheduler for the BBC, as well as an Editorial Producer for BBC Three.