I have been in the fundraising industry for nearly 6 years now, starting with fundraising in 2017. I had never had a job that gave me so many transferable skills; coming from a labouring background, it really took me out of my comfort zone and took me a while to really get the hang of it. But I had great managers who really believed I had the skills to do it and pushed me to be the best I could be. It was one of the best career changes I have made.
During my time fundraising, I have met some of the most incredible people, from cancer survivors to friendships that I’ve created for life.
I made the move to SMILE in 2021 as a welcome caller. I knew that this was a company that would support me in my future career, so when an opportunity for a national recruiter came up, I jumped at the chance.
Being a recruiter is so fulfilling; I love speaking to people and giving them the same opportunity that I had in the fundraising industry. I love seeing people achieve and reach their goals, and I take great pride in giving people new opportunities.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, raising my son, and making memories.
“It is often the small steps not the giant leaps that bring about the most lasting change”
Barnardos, because they help children that are most in need