Project Lead - Racing’s Support Line & Occupational Health Service
My name is Stella Cornell and I was a Welfare Officer with Racing Welfare for nearly fifteen years. I have now moved over to being the Project Lead for Racing’s Support Line, Racing’s Occupational Health Service and I am the designated Lead Safeguarding Officer for the charity. I am based in Sheffield.
My role requires me to ensure the smooth running of both services and act as liaison with our partners. I am a people person and this makes working at Racing Welfare a real pleasure. Having come from the statutory sector with all the restrictions this entails, I really enjoy the freedom of working in a progressive, innovative charity which enables us to put racing people at its heart.
I bring 30 years of experience of working with people and the community to my role, but also bring 40 years of horse experience. This comes from working with draft and heavy horses in the timber industry, so very different to the beautiful creatures I see every day in the yards and studs I visit.
Although I do not have a direct connection to racing, I have learnt a lot through my work with the charity and my shared love of horses and people, which has enabled me to be able to really get to know and understand the industry.