#OurDay2019 - Meet our team
I'm Ellie and I’ve only worked for Darlington Borough Council (DBC) for a few weeks but so far I’m loving it! I used to work for DBC a few years ago as a communications officer but left to try my hand at teaching.
Although I enjoyed my time 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 for DBC again!
My new role is all about helping DBC staff to increase their awareness and understanding of diversity and equality so I’m busy at the moment developing a training plan to do just that. Making sure everyone knows what their responsibilities are 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 such as 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 and I’m a real 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 that I can make a difference in the place where I live.