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Andy Tilden

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Andy Tilden OBE recently retired as Director of Operations at Skills for Care. The role covered leadership and management, standards, learning qualifications and apprenticeships, recruitment and retention, workforce innovation and regulated professionals. He also had oversight of Affina OD: a separate company within the Skills for Care group.

Andy initially trained as a teacher. He has been a residential care worker, a trainer and manager in the NHS,  a qualified social worker working in juvenile justice, child protection and learning disability services, and a lecturer. He served three years as a NICE Fellow. Before he joined Skills for Care, he helped set up and run a charity delivering qualifications, learning and development to the care sector.

Andy was awarded an OBE for services to social care in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.