Our team

Both the management team and support workers at Orbital4 are all committed to providing the highest quality service to the individuals we support.

Meet the team

Jonathan KilburnManaging Director
Jonathan has worked with Learning Disability services for over 25 years. Throughout the early part of his career he managed a number of residential care homes with a great degree of success. At the beginning of 2000 Jonathan became involved in a large local project to support 15 young people with learning disabilities make the transition from residential care to live more independently. The work, which took over 18 months, involved supporting the individuals to obtain tenancy agreements and assistance to navigate the somewhat complicated benefits system. The difficulties experienced by these individuals left a lasting impression on Johnathan and encouraged him to continue working within a supported living framework – this work he continues today through Orbital 4.

Jonathan Kilburn – Managing Director

Jonathan has worked with Learning Disability services for over 25 years. Throughout the early part of his career he managed a number of residential care homes with a great degree of success. At the beginning of 2000 Jonathan became involved in a large local project to support 15 young people with learning disabilities make the transition from residential care to live more independently. The work, which took over 18 months, involved supporting the individuals to obtain tenancy agreements and assistance to navigate the somewhat complicated benefits system. The difficulties experienced by these individuals left a lasting impression on Johnathan and encouraged him to continue working within a supported living framework – this work he continues today through Orbital 4.

Richard KilburnDirector
Richard has been an integral part of Orbital 4 since it began. He himself has a disability and has been a lifelong wheelchair user which has enable him to share experiences and understand a little more of the difficulties that individuals face in trying to live in a normalised society – this often led to some great adventures along the way! Richard studied youth work at De Montford University where his passion for sport and helping disadvantaged people set the tone for his future career. Richards role within Orbital 4 involves supporting individuals to develop and access education, work and leisure opportunities.

Richard Kilburn – Director

Richard has been an integral part of Orbital 4 since it began. He himself has a disability and has been a lifelong wheelchair user which has enable him to share experiences and understand a little more of the difficulties that individuals face in trying to live in a normalised society – this often led to some great adventures along the way! Richard studied youth work at De Montford University where his passion for sport and helping disadvantaged people set the tone for his future career. Richards role within Orbital 4 involves supporting individuals to develop and access education, work and leisure opportunities.

Jo Gaud – Registered Manager
Jo has recently joined Orbital 4 as the service manager. She has worked within the care industry for over 40 years, the last 25 of which have been spent successfully managing residential care homes. Jo is very much a people person and takes great pleasure encouraging and supporting individuals to shape their lives. Throughout her life Jo has been closely involved within the scouting association and she certainly lives up to their motto of “always being prepared”. Her day to day role involves helping the team to provide the best support possible to service users.

Jo Gaud – Registered Manager

Jo has recently joined Orbital 4 as the service manager. She has worked within the care industry for over 40 years, the last 25 of which have been spent successfully managing residential care homes. Jo is very much a people person and takes great pleasure encouraging and supporting individuals to shape their lives. Throughout her life Jo has been closely involved within the scouting association and she certainly lives up to their motto of “always being prepared”. Her day to day role involves helping the team to provide the best support possible to service users.

Laura FosterService Development Coordinator
Laura qualified in 2003 from Oxford Brookes University where she attained a BA Hons in Learning Disability Nursing (RNLD).
She recently joined the team as Support Development Co Ordinator where her skills will enable Orbital 4 Support to provide a unique and person centred approach to service delivery and to encourage service users to seek greater independence. Laura brings a wealth of experience to the role having worked both in residential and supported living services for over 15 years both as a support worker and more recently holding a senior management position. Laura’s hobbies include yoga reading and cooking – she makes the best roast potatoes!

Laura Foster – Service Development Coordinator

Laura qualified in 2003 from Oxford Brookes University where she attained a BA Hons in Learning Disability Nursing (RNLD).
She recently joined the team as Support Development Co Ordinator where her skills will enable Orbital 4 Support to provide a unique and person centred approach to service delivery and to encourage service users to seek greater independence. Laura brings a wealth of experience to the role having worked both in residential and supported living services for over 15 years both as a support worker and more recently holding a senior management position. Laura’s hobbies include yoga reading and cooking – she makes the best roast potatoes!