I started my career at British Rail in York working at the Property Board and Golden Rail Holidays. I worked my way through the switchboard, customer services, purchase and sales ledger and credit control. Unfortunately, the department I worked in was privatised and I left British Rail to start a career in education.
I moved to Askham Bryan College just outside York, this was a residential College and specialised in Horticulture and Agriculture. I was responsible for the Finance and wages departments and produced accounts for the College Farm and Enterprise Company.
I left there to come and work at North Lindsey College and have just completed 15 years’ service! I thoroughly enjoy my role, which has expanded over the years from Finance to Exams, Customer Services and Learner Finance. My current role is Director of Business Services and currently I am responsible for the Ofsted Outstanding Children’s Centre, the Fitness Suite, the Events Centre, the Catering contract, the Print and Design unit, the Cleaning team and Corporate Quality. I also work closely with the Head of Estates on day-to-day campus issues, capital works and the strategic direction of the Estate.
I was the support staff representative Governor at Askham Bryan College and thoroughly enjoyed meeting learners and Governors at a variety of events and seeing the College from a different perspective.
I decided to stand for Governor at North Lindsey College as my experience in finance and the service areas I deal with mean I come into contact with such a wide range of people, learners, auditors, customers, staff etc. and I felt my understanding of dealing with these cross college areas would benefit the role of Governor.
I have been involved with the merger both in my day-to-day role and as part of Corporation and am delighted to be a Governor of the DN Colleges Group.