Peter M Sharp  

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Work history

2015 - onwards Director of Consultantcy

2013 - 2015 Head of Wellbeing, Cordis Bright  

2010 – 2013 Chief executive of the CfWI. The core purpose of the CfWI is to produce quality intelligence to inform better workforce planning that improves people’s lives in the health and social care sectors. The Centre is a commercial contract (the first of ‘any qualified provider’) wholly owned by Mouchel. Achievements include successfully building the CfWI from scratch, a contract Peter won against McKinsey, Deloitte, Capita, Tribal and several universities. TUPE transfer of 28 NHS employees, building a strong team of 48 staff and over 20 paid professional advisers. The CfWI has a Board chaired, since 2010, by Prof Dame Carol Black, National Director of Work & Health, who gives a summary of the Centre’s achievements in her introduction to the recent annual review -

2007 – 2013 Director of wellbeing, Mouchel management consulting Ltd – major contribution to wellbeing, business development, leadership and delivery within Mouchel. Achievements include successful delivery of health, education and social care bids and projects including responsibility for successful outcomes for patients and service users, revenue, profit and organisational development. Secured wins of over £30m in the last 11 years.

2006 – 2009 Director of National Healthy Schools Programme – Peter won the bid and led the Healthy Schools support team working in partnership with the Department of Health and the Department for Children, Schools and Families (total contract value of £5m), with 23,000 schools, health and local authority staff across England moving school engagement from 44% to 99% and with over 70% of schools accredited on the four themes of healthy eating, physical health, emotional health and wellbeing, and personal, social & health education (PSHE). He also acted as personal coach to the Director of Children’s Services of Royal Borough of Kingston for 2+ years.

2005 – 2007 Director of children’s services, Mouchel – working in partnership with health, education and social services on behalf of Mouchel clients. Peter was responsible for special educational needs, disability, emotional and behavioural needs and PSHE for all Mouchel contracts e.g. North East Lincolnshire where we worked on behalf of the DfES and DH to improve children’s services for 3 years.

2002 – 2005 Principal consultantworking with local authorities and health organisations on reviews, service improvement, change management and managing SEN, inclusion and EBD.

1997 – 2002 Principal educational psychologist, Southampton City Council – successfully managing a team of 20 psychologists, 10 peripatetic teachers, 8 learning support assistants, Portage home teaching service, adolescent child & family guidance, and all the assessments for the city of children with SEN.

1988 – 1997 Asst principal educational psychologist, Hampshire County Council 1994 -1997 (various grades before Asst PEP). Full range of duties as a senior practising psychologist with children & families.

1987 – 1988 Locum educational psychologist, Luton Borough Council

1986 – 1987 Assistant psychologist, Tavistock Clinic, Londontraining as a psychologist and working with children and families including assessment, child psychotherapy, & family therapy.

1981 - 1986 Head of integrated science, Park High School, Stanmore

1979 – 1981 Teacher (Science), Langdon School, LB Newham teaching 11-18 to ‘A’ level.

Peter Sharp
BSc PGCE DipEd CertEdPsych MA CPsychol CSci AFBPsS
Qualifications and awards

AFBPsS Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) 2011

CSci Chartered Scientist The Science Council 2007

CPsychol Chartered Psychologist BPS 1991

CertEdPsych Certificate in Educational Psychology Tavistock Clinic, London 1987

MA Child Development University of London, Institute of Education 1986

DipEd Advanced Academic Diploma in Education (Psychology & Comparative Education) University of London, Institute of Education 1983

PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education University of London, Southlands College 1978

BSc Life Sciences Psychology, Physiology, Ecology, Quantitative Methods etc. Westminster University 1974 –1977