I provide PA/Administration support to the Associate Director of Research and Improvement, ensuring they are fully briefed and prepared for all activities. I am also responsible for the smooth and effective running of the administration function.
To produce agendas and to minute and process actions from meetings
To resolve queries
To manage the outlook calendar for the Associate Director of Research & Improvement
Projects as and when required.
After attending Southern Grammar School and taking my A levels, I chose to follow an administrative career. In 1980-81 I trained as a secretary and completed a one year Private Secretary’s Certificate. I then worked as secretary to a bank manager and then as a Post Office counter clerk. Following the birth of my first child in 1988 I needed a part-time job and joined the NHS as a secretary. Since then I have carried out various roles including Medical Secretary, Admin Supervisor and PA to acting CEO.
I am motivated by a supportive and enabling role and am passionate about the lessons learnt from the past and how they can inform the future. Although I am not health care professional or an academic, I believe I can make a difference by supporting and enabling the other members of the team .
Why I love my job
I am very happy in my role and enjoy working with such dedicated people. I relish working in an enriching environment that is forward thinking and benefits individuals and the organisation through learning.
More about me
I am proud to have worked for the NHS for 30 years. I believe that it is precious resource that needs to be protected. I am an optimistic, dedicated, team worker who seeks solutions rather than problems. Outside work I really enjoy genealogy research, charity shops and walking. I also volunteer regularly at Park Run.