Steven is employed as Chief Executove of Choice Support. He is a Trustee and Director of the Housing & Support Alliance, a Director of the Campaign for a Fair Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the Centre for Welfare Reform.
EDUCATION, PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
1972 GCE O’ levels: English Language, English Literature, Mathematics.
CSE Grade 1: Biology, Geography, Mathematics.
1978 Registered Nurse (Learning Disability).
1981 Registered Mental Nurse.
1990 Scholarship tour to USA studying disability and outdoor adventure.
1991 M.Sc. Applied Psychology of Learning Disability
1992 Travel award to Canada to study Service Brokerage.
1993 3 week Strategic Management Programme: Ashridge Management College.
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT since 1991 - Chief Executive, Choice Support, Head Office, 100 Westminster Bridge Rd, London, SE1 7XA.
1986 –1991 Director of Nursing, Basingstoke & North Hampshire HA.
1983 – 1986 Nursing Officer, Norah Fry Hospital, Somerset HA.
1981 – 1983 Charge Nurse, Selwood Hospital, Somerset Health Authority.
1980 – 1981 Post Reg. Student Nurse, Old Manor Hospital, Salisbury.
1974 - 1980 Nursing Assistant, Student Nurse & Staff Nurse, Tatchbury Mount Hospital, Southampton Area Health Authority.
1973 – 1974 Personnel Assistant, Dimplex Ltd., Southampton.
1972 – 1973 Navigation Cadet, Shell Tankers (UK) Ltd.
Steven Rose has worked in human services since the early 1970s. After 17 years in the NHS, starting as a Nursing Assistant and finishing as a Director of Nursing, he joined Choice Support as its Chief Executive; a post he has now held for over twenty two years. Steven has led Choice Supports' development from an organisation with 11 employees and a £1 million turnover to become one of the larger charitable providers in the UK receiving over £40 million per annum to employ approximately 1800 to support almost 1000 people. During this period he has led and encouraged a wide range of innovations that has kept Choice Support at the forefront of finding new and better ways of improving the lifestyles of some of societies most vulnerable and disadvantaged citizens and it enjoys a well-deserved reputation for innovation and for providing person-centred high quality services. Choice Support is currently redesigning and reconfiguring everything it does and aims to be the first large social care organisation in the UK to undertake a total conversion in the light of the ongoing personalisation agenda.
During 1994/5 he was selected for a secondment to the Department of Health to co-lead the national ‘Learning Disability Nursing Project’. The project resulted in the DoH publication ‘Continuing the Commitment’ and provided an insight into health and social care from a national perspective. He has also led a number of major consultancy projects including strategic reviews of learning disability services for Health Authorities, a yearlong assignment in a Special Hospital and a review of learning disability nursing on a region-wide basis on behalf of the NHS Executive.
In 2001, he was delighted to be offered the opportunity to re-establish his contribution to the NHS, serving as a Non-Executive Director of the North Hampshire Primary Care Trust until the end of September 2006.