Tell us a little bit about yourself (as much as you want to reveal!) – your work background, your interests…
My name is Aimi Jones, I am Practice Lead for the Family Intervention Service here at Wiltshire Council. I qualified as a Social Worker in 2010 at Oxford Brookes University. Since qualifying I have worked for both Voluntary and Private organisations before joining Wiltshire Council in Feb 2013 as an Adolescent Support Worker with a specific focus of preventing teenagers from becoming Looked After by the Local Authority. In July 2014 I applied for a secondment up to Practice Lead within my service. After being seconded for a year I then moved onto a permanent contract.
It’s been a busy few years for me, I got married in July 2015 after 6 years together. My husband is a Meteorologist & Oceanographer for the MOD and works with the Royal Navy. We have just purchased our first home together so we are in the process of moving.
I spend my spare time (when I get any) doing exercise, I have been doing Pole-fitness for 2 years which has helped build my confidence and self-esteem and I also do body fit classes. I love to watch movies and good TV programs, I like shows such as The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones & Downton Abbey. Me and my husband enjoy to travel, we try to go abroad at least twice a year.
I have two cats, Misty & Max – they are extremely friendly and love to cuddle up on the sofa.
I quote “Friends” on a daily basis.
What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten?
There was a Brazilian BBQ bar in Oxford for a while where I was brave enough to try Chicken Hearts…I did not enjoy those.
What three items would you take with you on a deserted island
Polaroid Camera – So I can capture the beauty and instantly relive it!
My cats – Endless fun and company
My phone – So I can face-time all the people stuck in blighty!!
If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be
Quinton Tarrentino – I want to know what goes through his head!
Prince Philip – Just to add some comedy.
Johnny Depp – So I can stare at him.
Mary Berry – To get some cooking tips
What’s the best thing about working at Wiltshire Council?
It has to be the flexibility and trust. I have always had the ability to manage my own diary and time and have built up good trust with my employers which allows me to manage my time appropriately but in a flexible manner. I have been given the opportunity to grow and develop within a safe working environment which is quite rare for Children’s Services which is a fast paced and stressful field.