As someone who likes to remain relevant to society and understand the pressure society faces I always remind myself that the best work isn’t undertaken in an office but at grass roots. It’s important to me to remain in touch with frontline activities and in doing so I like to remind the team that none of us would be employed if someone hadn’t given us a chance. Our duty and responsibility is to recognise that inside every person is an achiever – someone who can succeed and be proud of themselves. Our challenge is to provide the same commitment, belief and dedication as has been shown to us and to provide others with the same possibility to achieve and succeed.
I am passionate about helping people develop and change having worked in Training and Education for over 30 years. I have worked for a wide variety of organisations including: Colleges of further education, commercial and private companies, local authorities and the third sector. My role in this project is to recruit across West Norfolk and enable participants through contacts, partners and colleagues to achieve realistic goals and move on in their lives. I am based at The Crossing with Access Community Trust on Tanner Street, Thetford.
I have worked in the voluntary sector for almost 20 years, primarily in the borough of Great Yarmouth. Working with many vulnerable adults with various needs, including homeless people with substance misuse issues, people with mental health needs and lonely and isolated older people. I feel passionately about working alongside people, encouraging them to be part of their local community and I feel honoured to be part of their journey.
I came to Dial, firstly as a client seeking help with benefits after being made redundant from my previous employment as a Legal Secretary, and this then resulted in becoming a Volunteer within the office. With the growing demand for Dial’s assistance within the Borough I became a staff member in May 2014. My role is Admin Assistant and I am the first port of call for Clients working mainly on Reception, taking telephone calls, the making of appointments, and the general running of Reception plus also assisting the Project Manager when required.
With the growing demand for Dial’s assistance within the Borough I became a staff member in May 2014. My role is Admin Assistant and I am the first port of call for Clients working mainly on Reception, taking telephone calls, the making of appointments, and the general running of Reception plus also assisting the Project Manager when required.
I have a vast experience of working in the public and voluntary sector supporting people into employment or training. As the Employment and Training Co-ordinator on this project I am responsible for finding suitable training options and work experience opportunities for participants.
I enjoy working with people to overcome their challenges and identify suitable and realistic steps towards employment. I believe that giving people the right support and opportunities will help to empower them and build their personal capability to succeed in achieving their ambitions and goals.
Having worked in the voluntary sector for over 10 years, I have a background delivering project’s which empower people to achieve their personal goals. I am particularly proud to be involved in the Building Better Opportunities Norfolk Community College project and look forward to supporting the project to deliver its aim of making a difference across to lives of people living in Norfolk.
The motto that I would say that I try to live by is “that there is no use crying over spilt milk”. I’m very easy going and have a very calm manner, and I feel as though I’m approachable – but you can be the judge of that. I love travelling and I try to get away as often as possible whether it’s to a different town or country. I’m eager to get stuck in and to help as much as possible. It will take me a while to remember your names, so please feel free to keep reminding me as to who you are each time we meet.
My ongoing nature is pre-determined by the voluntary sector as I was with Great Yarmouth Citizens Advice Bureau for 11 years. I have a spirited passion that is predominantly focused on empowering people/clients to achieve their lifetime goals alongside their personal entitlements with regard to benefits, health, financial support and guidance. I wholeheartedly believe in a total non-judgmental approach combined with homeopathic evaluation of all circumstances. I am extremely proud to have this opportunity to work on the BBO project through ECC. I would love to continue to meet the projects objective of making a difference to all people living in Norfolk.
I have 20 years experience working in the support sector and during this time I have worked in a wide variety of settings including Statutory Children’s Services, Prisons and Hostels. Delivering work such as early intervention, motivational interviewing, person centred support planning and restorative approaches.
I have always been keen to increase my skills to help people and have studied numerous fields including Psychology, CBT, NLP, Person Centered Counselling, Motivational Interviewing, Restorative Justice, and Social Pedagogy.
I generally can be found dancing my way through life being loud and trying to make people laugh.
The Building Better Opportunity – Norfolk Community College project is an amazing human adventure which I am really proud to be part of!
I have worked in the voluntary sector for several years with the aim to raise people self-esteem and confidence using different means. Empower any individual to develop personally and professionally is my motto and seeing them transform is to me, the biggest reward!
Hi I’m Lisa. I’m an Employment Development Worker Trainee working for Future Projects across Norfolk. After volunteering with Future Projects back in 2017 I wanted to work and support people in reaching their goals. In this role I am supporting people to get them nearer to the job market.
I have worked in this sector for little over a year, originally coming from an IT support background. Despite the differences in these sectors, supporting people has always been my main priority. There is no greater job satisfaction than the feeling that you have made a difference and that is what we aim to do at Norfolk Community College!
Having been a participant on the project and benefitting from its support, I would like to share those resources with others in the community. My goal is to help people reach their potential.
I am Trainee Employment Development worker with Norfolk Community College but before that I was a participant on the project. During my time as a trainee I have met some amazing people and have come to believe that with the right support we can all reach our goals. My confidence continues to grow and I have been empowered to develop my knowledge and skills in working with people which means I now see a long term future in support work.
I am an Employment Development Worker Trainee and have been with Norfolk Community College as an employee since January 2019. I enrolled as a participant on the BBO project in 2018 when I was volunteering at Eve’s Hill Veg Co. in Reepham. I had been economically in active for a number of years due to studying and raising my child. After being a participant and now working as an EDW Trainee I am able to support people using my own experience of making my way back into work, which was a daunting prospect.
As the Employment & Skills Manager at Voluntary Norfolk I’ve been responsible for a number of projects and programmes all around the county over the last 8 years, but few have been as exciting as the Norfolk Community College Project.
I believe that the Norfolk Community College Project has amazing potential to help and support people from all over Norfolk to move forward with their lives, fulfil their ambitions, and make a difference to both their own families and their local communities.
Hi my name is Simon and I’m a Skills Connector working in Great Yarmouth and East Norfolk.
My role is to provide personalised employability support and connecting participants to the rest of the team, to help them access training, employment and volunteering opportunities, and specialist support around benefits and financial planning. Our aim is to help you into meaningful employment, working in a job you want to do.
I have previously worked at a social enterprise in Norwich, The Feed, where food was used as the catalyst to help people make change to their lives and get into employment. I have a non-judgemental and open approach to supporting people. I am a big believer that having a purpose, a reason to get up in the morning, can be a powerful first step to creating change and living a fulfilling life.
Joining the Norfolk Community College team at the start of 2019, I have worked in the voluntary sector for 15 years, supporting people to make positive change in a variety of settings. My role as a Skills Connector is to be welcoming, listen to participants’ current situation and work with them to achieve realistic goals; facilitating support from other members of the NCC team where appropriate.
Hi my name is Fran. I’m a Skills Connector for Voluntary Norfolk working primarily out of Norwich.
In the past I have worked closely with charities that have had a huge impact on my life and I have always wanted to give something back, without the support of charities I wouldn’t be where I am today!
In my current role I am here to support and help people as they make their journey back towards the job market, whether that means helping someone access training or giving them a boost to help them job search.