Darryn qualified as a registered Nurse in 1995 and started his career in acute medical nursing, undertaking a variety of nursing roles before developing an interest in Education and Organisational Development. Initially this transition was as a clinical educator both within the NHS and University arenas, the passion for Organisational Development continued and he was appointed as Head of Education and staff development in 2005.
In 2010, he was appointed Assistant Director for Workforce at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust. During this time he led a number of service developments and changes in processes that have enhanced staff experience and access to development, whilst supporting a portfolio of Organisational Development and implementing a process that enabled detailed workforce planning, and enhanced the cohesion of workforce systems.
Darryn expanded his role in January 2014 to become interim Director for Workforce and Organisational Development which includes a wide portfolio of Human Resources, Equality and Diversity, Occupational Health including health and wellbeing, staff development, workforce systems and planning. He has established models that support staff engagement and enhanced key workforce systems and infrastructure, key areas of success include apprenticeship models, widening access and engaging the young workforce, use of technological solutions.