I enjoy working with people who are passionate about what they do and who constantly strive for excellence, it makes it worthwhile.
What lead you to work for PETA?
I have recently joined PETA after 11 years working for a Healthcare company in a variety of management roles including Facilities, Health Safety Environment and Customer Services.
I have always been conscious of what a company stands for, my last employer was a mutual company who always gave a share of their profits to charitable organisations. With PETA being a charitable organisation, whose focus is on learning and development, it was an easy choice to make.
What is your role at PETA and what drives you to do what you do?
I am the Manager for the Health and Safety training team looking after all aspects of Sales, Service, Advisory and Delivery, it is a varied and challenging role where no day is the same.
I also enjoy working with people who are passionate about what they do and who constantly strive for excellence, that makes it worthwhile.
What knowledge/experience do you draw upon for your role?
I guess that’s what I like about my job, it’s a bit of a balancing act, making sure the team is motivated and have the resources to do their roles to the best of their ability.
Communication is everything, I talk to my colleagues constantly and ask for feedback and not just the good stuff. You can sometimes learn a lot more when things don’t go to plan.
I am used to working with small teams of people with different priorities but ultimately the same objective, so it’s bringing them all together so everyone understands the bigger picture.
How do you approach your role on a day-to-day basis? What skills are required?
I am a hands-on manager, I like to be involved in what is going on, so catching up with the team to find out what they are working on and offering support and guidance where I can.
What are you passionate about outside of work?
I love music and am part of an internet radio station playing soul and jazz music.
What are your personal values, and what is important to you?
I do like the mantra, ‘if you have nothing nice to say, then don’t say anything at all' and always remember to stick with the simple stuff!