Meet the Team – Kiran

Hi all, my name is Kiran and I am one of the Employment Advisors at the Nottingham Women’s Centre.  I have been in this job for almost three months and I can honestly say this has been one of the best and most inspiring places I have worked.

I work on a programme called Opportunity and Change which aims to support women who are: vulnerably housed, misusing substances, experiencing mental health issues, experiencing domestic abuse and current or ex-offenders, with the aim of helping them to resolve their complex needs and supporting them to get into education, training and employment with continuous support being offered.

My background is in Health Sciences, but I veered into Drug and Alcohol case work as I had a real passion for helping those who were in need and being a support mechanism in changing their lives around.  Prior to coming to work at The Women’s Centre, I was on leave for four years raising my now four year old son, so I’m sure you can imagine that getting back into employment was very daunting for me.  The first visit I made to The Nottingham Women’s Centre left me with a lasting impression of wanting to do the best I can to assist and support women’s empowerment, knowing that achieving anything is possible no matter what your life experience has been.  The Women’s Centre has most definitely empowered me, helping me to develop skills I never knew I had and I am still on a journey of self-discovery thanks to the Nottingham Women’s Centre.

One of the most beautiful things about working here is that the staff are always on hand to offer their support not only to the women who come here but to one another as well. As soon as you walk through the doors, the collective energy hits you instantly, leaving a positive imprint and lasting desire to give your best.

Meet the Team – Kerry

Hi, my name’s Kerry and I’m a Caseworker in the Changes Team. I currently work 30 hours over five days. I only joined Nottingham Women’s Centre in May this year and am still in my Probationary Period until next month.  I’m going to take it as a good sign that I’ve been asked to participate in Meet the Team, hopefully, I’ve got the job!

Working at NWC has been something that I wanted to do for such a long time and until six months ago it looked like it was just a dream as schedules and jobs didn’t align, but here I am!

Working here makes me proud; I am able to say that I am part of an amazing organisation that offers support, encouragement, growth, knowledge and empowerment to all of our Service Users, Volunteers and colleagues and it is a passion that is shared.

When I’m not at work, I love reading, listening to music (mainly 80’s hairbands) and baking.