Secondary School – Liverpool
University of Derby
Brighton School of Business Management
BSc in Geography
BA in Leadership and Management
Certificate in Health and Social Care
Certificate in Managing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Bar jobs, warehouse jobs at school and Uni
British Red Cross
Local Charities in Nottinghamshire working alongside the NHS
Royal Voluntary Service
Nottinghamshire Alliance Training Hub
I joined the team as a Learning and Development Manager in April 2021
Outside of work, I am married with two miniature schnauzers who are 13 years old. I am a trustee and volunteer in a local community centre supporting older people and I volunteer for the British Red Cross as an emergency responder
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Quick Fire Questions
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
dog-loving, meditating, volunteer
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Bjork, Sigur Ros, The Cure – most things played on BBC6Music from electonric, dance, alternative, metal, indie, goth
What's your favourite food?
Anything vegetarian or vegan
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Visiting a friend in Zanzibar who was working as an occupational therapist for VSO. She used a motorbike to get around and I had to ride on the back holding onto my suitcase to and from and airport.
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Once or twice. I got caught sneaking out at lunch time without a pass to buy sweets and sell them to everyone when I got back
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
After my first degree I did a year’s voluntary work talking about HIV / AIDS to young people in schools and youth clubs. We’d do lots of talks and role plays with some very dodgy acting. But working as a volunteer got me my first paid job working with other volunteers.
What or who inspired you to do your job?
People who show they cared for and listened to others.
If you weren't in healthcare, what job would you do?
I’d be working for a charity, helping people help people
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
1 – dairy milk chocolate was vegan
2 – to get another dog
3 – design and build my own house
Tell us a joke.
Why did the squirrel fall out of the tree?
It was dead.
Always makes me think of a friend laughing her head off