Please tell us a bit about yourself
I’m a mum to two young children and have three step children, so I’m always on the go these days! My work background is in administration and customer service, working in such places as IBM, Lockheed Martin and Queen Alexandra Hospital. This has given me the opportunity to use these skills in my role at Tall Ships Youth Trust.
In my spare time I like to spend it with my family, go to the cinema, and socialise with my friends. For me it’s about getting the work/life balance right.
Please tell us a bit about your role at Tall Ships Youth Trust?
I work as part of the Business Support Team, primarily in Finance. This involves processing financial transactions of the Trust, account reconciliations, statistical analysis and ad-hoc reporting.
What has been your most memorable moment?
Being taken on as a part-time permanent member of the Business Support Team as I was only supposed to be temporary maternity cover back in 2021! I must have made a good impression and be doing something right!!
What is one thing you think people should know about Tall Ships Youth Trust?
The voyages are not just about learning to sail. They are about learning new skills and helping the young people and adults develop as a person, whether that be confidence building, communication or growing their knowledge of the boats and working as part of a team. There is hard work involved, but there can be fun too! Life skills are learnt which will help everyone who goes on a voyage for the rest of their lives.
Please describe your job in three words
If you were famous, what would you be famous for?
Dancing – I started dancing from the age of three and I was lucky enough to dance for Princess Diana when I was seven years old, as well as on TV shows abroad and performing at the London Palladium and Sadler’s Wells Theatre.