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People journeys

Personal and career development is important. We want to support you to grow in your role and with us as a business. But don’t just take our word for it; in this section you can hear from some of our people about how they have developed career paths that suit them within Allocate.

Tom Ross

Product Specialist

I was 23 when I joined Allocate as a Customer Adoption Consultant in 2015, having previously worked in the NHS for a couple of years. My manager at the time really helped me settle into the role. Being able to travel nationally to support a wide range of different customers with their product adoption was exciting and a real learning curve.

In 2016, I progressed to a Customer Success Analyst role. Every day was different, as you had the autonomy to structure your days as you see fit. There is a huge amount of opportunity to get involved in a wide variety of different projects with customers or within Allocate. Building relationships with customers and watching them succeed with the products was easily the best part of the job, along with the camaraderie within the team.

In 2019, I became a Product Specialist. I have learned a great deal about how we design and implement new features into our products. My experience in my previous roles has been crucial to be successful in this new one. Having seen how HealthRoster was used to support the Nightingale Hospitals has been a humbling reminder of how important our products are to our frontline staff.

Jan Keddy

Global Head of Partners

I joined Allocate in 2008 as a UK Business Development Manager. In 2011, it felt like a natural time to take on a new challenge, and I started as Head of Partners. I loved the new challenge of working with different types of organisations. It was the start of my international work as we were starting to look at new countries via Partners and were receiving inbound enquiries.

In 2015 I pitched for the role of Director of International Expansion and got the job. For three years I travelled across Spain, France, Germany, Denmark, and Asia to take Optima to new markets.  In 2019, once these countries had become part of the new operating model and were being managed at the business unit level, I took on the role of Global Head of Partners. Looking back on my 12 years with Allocate, I feel happy that I have worked in several different roles with a wide range of people.  I have been supported along the way and look forward to seeing where the next opportunity is for me to make a positive impact.

John Osment

Head of Financial Planning and Analysis

I joined the Allocate finance team in November 2011 as a qualified accountant straight from practice. Since then I have had six roles within the company and either travelled or worked in five countries.

I have worked on key projects and I have always had great support from my colleagues and managers, which has led to opportunities to progress. By July 2012 I became a Financial Accountant before moving to the role of Finance Manger a year later. Within three years I had progressed to UK Finance Director. January 2018 saw another move to ANZ Finance Manager (Sydney) and in June 2019 I moved into my current role of Head of Financial Planning and Analysis.

Olivera Maksimovska

Office Manager

I have been at Allocate for about five years now, working at our Skopje office and it has been a very enriching experience. It is an organisation which offers opportunities for everyone to foster and grow both professionally and personally. I remember joining Allocate Software back in 2015 as an Office Administrator and having the opportunity to work with some great mentors who have always been motivating and supportive. I have been given the opportunity to nurture my professional career development by finding a role in the company that suits my interests and abilities.

My promotion from Office Administrator to Office Manager has given me a new set of exciting responsibilities and challenges which inspire me to develop and learn new skills and abilities. I am proud and humbled to be amongst such incredibly talented people and am thankful for the opportunity to contribute to our continued success.

Mariska Legters

HR Advisor

I started working for Allocate in January 2018 as a CRM Data Specialist in the Contracts Management Team. Over the past few years I have worked closely with Finance, the Sales Team for Health UK & Ireland, Services and Internal Support. I have been part of some interesting projects that involved lots of data validation and migration. Especially our CRM switch from Dynamics to Salesforce has been a great learning opportunity. Working with many different teams and people across the company has been enjoyable, which has given me good insight into the commercial side of the company.

Recently I switched roles, after an opportunity in the HR Team became available. I am now working as HR Advisor and this is giving me insight into the people side of the company. I am really enjoying this change and learning opportunity.

Allocate is a very nice and welcoming workplace because the company culture is friendly, supportive and inclusive. It is a growing international company that really makes a difference and has got huge potential due to its great products…, and its people!

Igor Kitanovski

Engineering Director

I started with Allocate as Product Owner for eJobPlan and HealthMedics. I was soon assigned to the HealthMedics migration to AWS which gave me the opportunity to show my skills and competence for leading the complex project and teams. I successfully applied for the Tribe Leader position and led three teams to successfully manage the delivery of a key project.

With the introduction of the new Research and Development organisational structure and transition of eCommunity and SafeCare to Skopje, I was given the opportunity to lead and manage two more teams and was promoted to Engineering Director. As a member of the Research and Development Management team, I have been given the opportunity to drive strategic initiatives such as the Engineering Maturity Model and have also been involved in introducing the new development process and cycle.

Stephanie Leslie

HR Manager

I joined Allocate in 2014 in an entry level HR position. Prior to that, I had spent a few years travelling and had a variety of short-term job roles. Since I joined Allocate, I have had three roles within the company, one of which has taken me to Australia, where I am now in a HR Manager position.

As the company has grown and evolved, I have been given new opportunities to learn. I am still learning new things every day and that has enabled me to progress from HR Coordinator to HR Business Partner through to HR Manager (APAC).