Meet the Team- Sue

Hello, I’m Sue and I’ve been a volunteering here at the Centre for 14 years!

I first started here as a tutor teaching ICT to women, from absolute beginners to those wanting to improve existing skills to help them on the road to employment. After a year or two I became a member of the Centre’s Board of Trustees, which was when I started volunteering so that I would have a better insight into what goes on here.  My first years were spent doing a couple of days a week on Reception so I certainly got to see all aspects of the Centre’s work!

Now my work is pretty varied and I often support Karen, our Operations Manager with routine administrative tasks, making sure I’m always available to help out anyone else in the team who needs a hand.

I love (and appreciate) being part of this wonderful, ever evolving organisation and working with such a brilliant group of inspirational and hard working women. The team is great and we laugh a lot here!

I would say I’m known in the Centre for our staff parties, events organisation and my cakes!

Meet the Team – Karen

Hi, I’m Karen! I have been working at the centre for over 7 years.  I came here initially as a Caseworker and progressed to Senior Caseworker then Training and Support Coordinator and now I am the Operations Manager. Before coming to work here, I’d worked in the voluntary sector in different roles including employment advisor, volunteer coordinator, community development etc.  My interest in the sector started when I volunteered on a community programme over 30 years ago.

I love my job, particularly the team, they are the most amazing women.  I enjoy being able to support them to do their best and offer a professional caring service to women.

I think I’m known for being an early bird, hard worker, firm, fair and occasionally funny!!

Outside of work you’ll find me decorating my house (repeatedly), enjoying my garden, going on short breaks, spending time with family and friends … the usual really.  I also love cars – the bigger the better.