I have worked within the voluntary sector for around 22 years, beginning as a receptionist on the New Deal scheme before being offered an administrative role for BHA (a health and social care charity focused on challenging health inequalities) in 2000. Once there I moved into a newly created Finance Officer role before progressing on to become the Finance Manager.
In 2014 I received a random email from the then Head of Services of Ordinary Lifestyles telling me that she’d spotted my CV online and asking whether I’d be interested in a role with the organisation that was being developed.
My initial thought was that this was one of the many spam emails I received at the time but curiosity got the better of me and I responded… around 6 months later I joined Ordinary Lifestyles! It has been a real learning curve in terms of understanding how the care sector operates and the challenges it faces; there’s something new to be learned every day!
Beyond Ordinary Lifestyles I enjoy travelling, football and food – often all three at the same time!