Chief officer at Totnes Caring and Volunteering in Health
Career to date- what was your route into community transport?
“I joined Totnes caring in June 2010 and also become Chief Officer of Volunteering in Health January 2016; both organisations provide volunteer car schemes taking the elderly and vulnerable to various health and wellbeing appointments.”
What gives you the most job satisfaction in community transport?
“Being able to make a real difference in helping people attend much needed appointments and the positive response it gives to both the volunteer driver and the person whom they are taking in fully appreciating the value of this support.”
What frustrates you most about working in the community transport sector?
“Short time scales when arranging appointments as it does take a lot of work to find a volunteer driver.”
Do you have any Special work-related talents?
“I come from a banking background and understand the need for sustainability for both charities.”
Any words of wisdom that you live or work by?
“Treat others as you would like to be treated and if you can help someone then help them!”
What hobbies or interests do you enjoy outside of work?
“Rugby! Used to play for Totnes back in the day and support them as well as England, Chiefs and Cornwall and any other game I can get to watch.”