Tell us a little bit about yourself (as much as you want to reveal!)
I work as a Strategic Delivery Officer in the HR team. I started working at Wiltshire Council as a Project Officer around two years ago having just finished my studies at The University of the West of England.
Since working at Wiltshire Council I have developed a keen interest in workplace culture, ways of working, and digital systems. I am heavily involved with a number of projects which indulge these interests and yet I am lucky enough to also be involved with projects concerning very different concepts altogether. I rarely have two days the same so things are never boring.
I live just north of Bristol and commute each day for just over an hour each way. This would probably drive me mad if it wasn’t for the fantastic scenery – it’s really quite a nice drive.
I am a keen pool player participating in a local league and knockout competitions, and have been known on occasion to sit in front of an Xbox for a few more hours than I would like to admit.
What’s the best thing about working at Wiltshire Council?
Hands down it has to be the flexibility. I’m frequently able to work from home, helping to reduce the time I spend commuting each week, and also save up some flexi-time for those days when you need to get out just a little bit early. If it wasn’t for the flexible working arrangements it probably wouldn’t be possible for me to work so far afield from where I live.
Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion?
Fedoras! Whenever I watch films set in America in the 20’s and 30’s I always think they look fantastic. Although I suppose the rest of their get-up would have to come into fashion too!
What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten?
There’s a great butchers in Bristol which sells a wealth of exotic meats, so for one of my birthdays I had a barbeque where I served kebabs built with Wildebeest, Giraffe, Zebra, and Kangaroo. I’ve also had Crocodile and Ostrich.
What three items would you take with you on a deserted island.
A boat and two oars!