What did you do before coming to ACH?
I have been working in the third sector in the Bristol community for over five years.
I previously delivered careers advice in community venues around Bristol supporting people facing barriers to work and then moved on to work with the Prince’s Trust, supporting disadvantaged young people into education, training and employment.
Why did you decide to come to ACH?
During my time at the Prince’s Trust, I had good connections with the staff at Ashley Community Housing and knew first hand that it is an organisation that really makes a difference. I have a passion for supporting vulnerable adults including refugees and asylum seekers, helping to make a difference to their lives, and ACH really achieves this.
What project are you working on for us?
I am the National Career Service Career Adviser Team Leader, leading on the NCS contract and delivering Career Advice in ACH and the surrounding community.
What is it that you want to achieve?
I want to support as many people as I can in the local community into education, employment, training or volunteering. I want to be accessible to people in the community and deliver from multiple venues to achieve this. I want people to feel comfortable to access the service and gain the support they need.
What are you hoping to gain from Ashley Housing?
I am hoping to learn more from the people gaining support from Ashley Housing than they will learn from me, which I know will be the case 100% of the time.
What is your proudest moment in your career?
When the people I have been supporting has been offered employment or education. I have always asked for my customers to stay in touch after supporting them, and the excited phone call or drop in to let me know the good news, is priceless.