Our team is expanding at The Women’s Organisation! Meet our new Engagement & Marketing Trainee, Cian Navin-Mealey and find out what he was up to before moving to Liverpool for his exciting year long placement!

What’s your full name and where are you from?

My name is Cian Navin-Mealey and I was born here in Liverpool and moved to the west coast of Ireland when I turned seven. I lived in Ireland for the last 13 years until August when I moved back here to Liverpool to work with The Women’s Organisation.

Tell me how you first found out about The Women’s Organisation and become part of our team?

I first heard of The Women’s Organisation through my Mum who had been following the organisation for quite some time. I am studying a degree in Business Management in Maynooth University in Ireland, in the third year of my degree we have the option to go on a work placement or to study abroad. I applied for a placement opportunity here with the Marketing team at The Women’s Organisation and to my delight, I was accepted into such an exciting and welcoming organisation.

What kind of things have you done prior to coming to The Women’s Organisation?

I’m currently studying a degree in Business Management in Maynooth University in Ireland. Alongside studying I’ve been working in a bar for the last 2 years as a bartender. I have no prior experience in a setting like this but I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into some work with the team.

What has surprised you about working at The Women’s Organisation?

The number of services that the organisation offers to women in the local area, I know that this is one of the ideas of the organisation in the first place but it just surprised me the sheer amount that the organisation actually does offer to the people in need.

What’s the best thing about working at The Women’s Organisation?
Having the license to be creative and let my imagination flow. I am really looking forward to learning more about the process of how a growing organisation conducts their social media channels and digital marketing processes.

Could you describe one of your typical workdays?
I have only been here for two days so far and as such I’ve just been learning about different parts of the job. I have dipped my toe into the world of Hootsuite and Facebook Creator Studio, softwares that allow us to more easily manage the social media channels and the posts that we publish onto them. I have also started learning about Canva, a graphics design platform which is easily accessible.

What might (someone) be surprised to know about you?

I competed in a power lifting competition within my university in first year. I really enjoy this as it satisfied my longing for competition while I was away from football in university.

What do you do when you aren’t working? 

I love exercising, I played football for my local team back in Ireland and I plan on getting involved with a team here also, I also go to the gym 4-5 times a week. When I lived in Ireland we lived near a lot of hiking and walking trails, so I used to go and hike with my friends whenever there was a nice day (not that there were many…)

Want to work with us at The Women’s Organisation? We have several exciting new vacancies on our team. Apply here

Get in touch with us to find our more on hello@thewo.org.uk or call us on 0151 706 8111