I have worked for developmentplus since October 2006, initially as the Administrator for the St Giles Neighbourhood Team and then, following 9 months of maternity leave, as a Development Worker across the City.
In November 2015, I was made General Manager of developmentplus following the departure of our CEO Jeanne Bain who co-founded the organisation 18 years ago. I was extremely proud to be offered the position and will strive to take the organisation on to the next phase of its journey with passion and enthusiasm.
My time out of work is primarily spent with my family, either at home or on days out. I also have a passion for reading.
I worked for 23 years as a youth development worker with extensive experience in working with vulnerable and challenging young people and young adults e.g. Young Carers, Young Women, Young Parents, Young People excluded from school. I have been involved in developing and delivering a range of training programmes. I am passionate about empowering young people and adults to reach their full potential in life including areas of health and well-being, education, and personal and social development.
I have now worked for developmentplus for over four years and I have delivered “A Step in the Right Direction”, in several areas of Lincoln. I have also worked on the EPOC programme covering staff maternity leave in Mablethorpe and Skegness and Lincoln and Gainsborough. I have also delivered a number of training courses including Personal Development Skills, Looking After Yourself and Cancer Awareness.
My qualifications include a BA(Hons) in Applied Social and Community Studies and a DipHE in Youth and Community Development which I achieved at De Monfort University in Leicester. I also have extensive training in sexual health as well as a range of other training.
I spend most of my spare time with my family and walking my dog. I love to travel whenever I can and I enjoy cooking (and eating) and trying out new foods discovered in far flung places!