What’s my background?
I studied English Literature at Sheffield University and spent most of my time as Volunteering and Charity Coordinator for SingSoc working on music education projects and supporting the UK’s only voice-use charity, 'The Lary Project'. This experience led me to run for election as Activities Officer at Sheffield Students’ Union where I gained a passion for equality and inclusion, working closely with the Disabled Students’ Committee. I then spent a couple of months walking 1200km around Japan and another few working as an au pair before first joining Team GC as Rebecca’s assistant back in 2017.
At Birmingham’s John Taylor Hospice, while working in HR, Fundraising and Facilities, I conducted research into support for LGBT staff members at work and joined a Hospice UK working group developing an equalities training package for the sector. During this time I also founded a research campaign on sexism in the third sector with colleagues I’d met via the Charityworks Graduate Scheme.
Outside of work, I am a Trustee for a wonderful South Yorkshire, LGBT+ youth charity called SAYiT.
What do I do at Gradconsult?
As a Project Consultant at Gradconsult, my passion for EDI has continued and I aim to bring my knowledge and experience of this sector to all the work I do. I design and deliver recruitment processes with small and large employers and employability programmes and for students and graduates, working to support students and graduates to make the transition from education into the world of work. I also work with businesses to develop equality and inclusion strategies, including:
I also supported Rebecca to launch our partnership with Student Minds, running conference workshops and writing web content on student/graduate mental health.
Some examples of other projects I have been working on recently include:
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