"Every day is different and can be challenging. I try to be as consistent as I can when conveying information or answering queries with the knowledge I have."
What led you to work at PETA?
I grew up in a small town in Northern Ireland and went on to college to study media and music. I loved the creative outlet so pursued a degree at Portsmouth University in Entertainment Technology which mainly consisted of film making. My working career didn't follow in that path but I've had various roles over the years within the Fundraising sector, organising football club events and co-organising training for providers which then brought me to PETA.
What is your role at PETA and what drives you to do what you do?
I am an Apprentice Claims & Compliance Co-ordinator and my main responsibility is to support my manager to ensure we as a provider are compliant by following the funding rules. I also submit the monthly ILR claim to the DfE.
What knowledge or experience do you draw upon for your role?
My role requires a high level of attention to detail and accuracy as I am inputting data that gets exported on a monthly basis. I also need to keep up-to-date with Dfe funding rules and any other changes that may be implemented so I'm communicating the correct information to my colleagues.
How do you approach your role on a day-to-day basis? What skills are required?
Every day is different and can be challenging. I try to be as consistent as I can when conveying information or answering queries with the knowledge I have. Organisation is key.
What are you passionate about outside of work?
Outside of work I love going to gigs, watching films especially horror and eating out. I rescued a dog during lockdown from Cyprus called Ozzy who is a bundle of good and crazy but he keeps me entertained. I'd love to adopt more down the line.
What are your personal values, and what is important to you?
Just be yourself. Life is too short to take everything seriously so have a laugh and make memories with your friends and family.