I am Sydney born and bred but very happy to now call Clutha my home. I grew up on the northern beaches of Sydney, travelled all the way to London to find a kiwi boy and am now here raising a family and loving life in the fantastic Clutha District.
My day job is Assistant to the Mayor, and the huge bonus to this is getting to work on the JOBBORTUNITIES programme and seeing awesome outcomes for people. Prior to working for council I was a school secretary which was my first job returning to the workforce after a break away having my family. Returning the workforce was a scary and nerve wracking experience and gave me a very minor insight into the challenges people can face and the trepidation that can come with applying and finding jobs.
I have tried to immerse myself in Clutha life and get involved with community groups since living here – the sense of community is one of the huge benefits of living here in my mind and I hope through JOBBORTUNITIES we can show people living in other parts of New Zealand the perks and benefits of living and working in a rural community like Clutha.