Our team is expanding at The Women’s Organisation! Meet our new Employment and Skills Facilitator, Lindy Rogers and find out what she was up to before joining our team!
What’s your full name and where are you from?
My name is Lindy Rogers and I live in Liverpool, though I am originally from North Wales. I’ve been here 22 years now though, so maybe I am an adopted Liverpudlian…?
Tell me how you first found out about The Women’s Organisation and became part of our team?
My previous job roles involved helping people into employment and training, so I had been aware of The Women’s Organisation for years, as I had referred people to them.
Then, about 7 years ago, I set up my own photography business and went straight to the Women’s Organisation for some help and advice and accessed some of the business start up training.
I follow the WO social media accounts and saw this role advertised there.
What kind of things have you done prior to coming to The Women’s Organisation?
For 10 years I worked for Career Connect (formerly Connexions), helping young people get into education, employment or training. I did one to one work, went into schools and training providers, developed and delivered employability sessions and courses, and I ran a project in conjunction with Merseytravel around reducing travel barriers to employment.
Then I moved to the City of Liverpool College, and for seven years, I worked in a number of pastoral roles aimed at supporting students to stay and achieve on their courses.
I started my business as a photographer around the same time as I started working at the college, and specialise in weddings, with some family, corporate and personal branding shoots too.
What has surprised you about working at The Women’s Organisation?
The amount of training that is available to us as staff here is amazing. It’s a real reflection of the value that the organisation puts on personal and career development.
I was also surprised that they allow (well-behaved!) pets in the office, so there is sometimes a very cute dog here!
What’s the best thing about working at The Women’s Organisation so far?
So many things! The Women’s Organisation has really clear values which are its heartbeat and I love the way that these are not just hidden away on a vision statement somewhere, but they are built into everything we do and we are constantly brought back to their importance. It’s an inspiring place to be. Also, the team is lovely!
What might (someone) be surprised to know about you?
That in my late teens/ early 20s, I was the singer in a band.
What do you do when you aren’t working?
When I am not working here or shooting weddings, I love hanging out with my family, getting out into nature, reading, or getting my friends round the table for a tasty meal.
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