People tell me that I am approachable and always try and make time to help them.
My family would say that I work too hard but they appreciate that I am ambitious in what I do and that my work is important to me.
My grown-up children tell me they appreciate my support when they come to me for advice even though I do nag them a bit.
My husband appreciates my cooking – I think?
My family network is very important to me as they give me support and we have a good laugh when we are all together. I enjoy spending time with my parents who have always been there for me, and it is important to me that I support them now however I can.
My children are both at university and it is important to me that I do all I can to support them to become confident adults who can meet their true potential.
It is important to me that I can work in a team and collaborate with others to explore ideas and try things out. I like responsibility and enjoy leading others to achieve things that are for the greater social good.
Good manners, fairness and equality are important to me.
I hate mornings – please understand I am not at my best when I am tired.
I have 50% hearing, so please be patient if I ask you to repeat things or I look at little blank at what you have said – I find emails easier than phone calls, but even better if we talk in person without lots of background noise.
Smile at me – I get on best with people who are happy and enjoying what they do.
Learn with me – my motto is ‘everyday is a school day’. I like people who don’t think they know everything and learn from others.
After completing my first Degree in Dance & Education, I lived for 7 years in Germany where I worked as a learning support for children with special needs, running my own dance school and training to be a Primary School Teacher. I then returned to the UK and managed a third sector dance organisation in Peterborough. Moving into Local Government in 2001 I managed arts, leisure and tourism development. I then worked as Community Development Manager for South Holland District Council managing a wide range of services before being appointed to the role of Assistant Director - Democratic Services as part of an innovative shared management arrangement with Breckland Council in Norfolk, where I was Monitoring Officer to both Councils and also delivered a number of key projects including reviewing Legal Services provision, information governance, standards and the Constitution. I joined Every-One (then LCYCP) as Chief Executive in September 2015 and am very excited about being part of a thriving organisation with such opportunities for growth.
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