I haven't worked for the council for long, but so far I’m loving it! I used to work here a few years ago, in the communications team, but left to try my hand at teaching.
"Although I enjoyed teaching, I felt like I wanted a new challenge so was over the moon when the role of corporate training officer for equality and diversity came up. Not only did it give me the opportunity to work in an area I feel passionate about but it also meant I could come and work here again!
"My role is all about helping council staff increase their awareness and understanding of diversity and equality. Making sure everyone knows their responsibilities around equality and diversity is so important so I feel really motivated to do a good job. I also get to work with a lot of our partners, like the police and NHS, so it’s a great opportunity to learn more about what other organisations are doing to promote equality and diversity.
One of the things I love most about my job is that I get to meet and work with so many different people right across the council. I’m a people person, so this element of my role suits me down to the ground. No two days are the same either, which keeps things interesting!
I also live in Darlington so the town and its people are really important to me, I feel really lucky I can make a difference where I live.