Stacey - Working Win Employment Specialist

Stacey - Working Win Employment Specialist

Stacey started her working life in banking. After being made redundant in 2009, she was self-employed and had her own cake making business. Although successful, it was never a long-term plan. Stacey had always wanted to work with people in the community and support them however she could and one day decided to go for it. Stacey started working in an administrative role at Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food, becoming a cookery trainer alongside her admin role; working with a great variety of people and local community groups. This led to working for the Alcohol and Drugs services in Rotherham; supporting Veterans in recovery in a key working role. This role extremely rewarding and made Stacey realise just how important support is for the people in the community, and how far people can go when they know someone is behind them and believes in them.

What inspires you?

“The people that I help inspire me. Seeing them grow in confidence, being brave, making positive changes to their lives and not only reaching but realising their full potential is awe inspiring. It’s a true testament to the saying ‘Anything is possible’ and if I can help someone to reach this in any way, I am happy!”

What's your perfect weekend?

“I love spending time with my family, either out and about on an adventure with the kids or relaxing at home. We love a good boxset binge on Netflix, or a film with good food (I love cooking!) Lots of laughs with our PJ’s on!”

What’s your favourite movie?

“Such a tough question – I’m a big film buff! I can’t pick one – so I’ll go with Drive, Pulp Fiction, Overboard and Goodfellas!”

What is your favourite thing about Working Win?

“For me, it’s definitely the trial participants. There is no ‘one size fits all’ in Working Win. Every customer journey is different and dependant on the individual’s needs, strengths and skills. I get to meet so many fabulous people and I get to be part of a personal journey for them all, which is a real privilege.”


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