What did you do before coming to ACH?
I moved to Bristol in 2000 and worked within care and providing advice and guidance before returning to teaching in Lifelong Learning. This is where my passions lie, to support people towards being their best selves and feeling empowered to continue to grow; I see education and support play an important part of anyone’s professional and personal development.
Why did you decide to come to ACH?
I’ve long since admired the vision and mission of ACH, not least to rethink the narrative of refugees but their honest and holistic support across communities. So, when a friend alerted me to the role, I knew I had to apply.
What project are you working on for us?
I’ve joined as Training Manager for Himilo and we’re currently delivering courses as part of our contract with City of Bristol College.
What is it that you want to achieve?
I’m focussed on supporting our team deliver an outstanding training provision to meet the needs of our tenants and community. We aim to deliver training which inspires learners and feeds their aspirations with realistic progression routes, whilst strengthening partnerships with like-minded service providers.
What are you hoping to gain from Ashley Housing?
I know I will gain knowledge and skills, not least from the expertise and strong team ethics around me, but from our tenants and all those we will support. Those refugees I’ve met to date are strong people, hearing their life experiences can be humbling and encourage me to make the most of any opportunity.
What is your proudest moment in your career?
Gaining my degree as a mature student is up there, but seeing those light bulb moments when learners gain confidence in their abilities and potential is invaluable.