Rose initially trained and worked teaching children with special educational needs in a range of schools in the South East and London, then became an adviser specialising in providing schools with advice and support on curriculum and assessment. Later she was a local government Director with a brief for Education, Leisure and Libraries and subsequently responsibility for Children's and Adult Social Care. More recently, she has worked both as a Director in the West Midlands and as a national adviser helping councils to make sustainable improvements after an inadequate children's services Ofsted rating.
Rose now runs her own management consultancy RGC Consulting Ltd. She is a trained and practicing executive coach, a trustee of an educational charity, a school governor and a volunteer. Rose is a core member of a NICE public health committee.
She lives in Cooden Beach, near Bexhill and enjoys writing, running and swimming.