I am the Finance Officer – Payroll, and I have been here since 2013.
I started as a Qualified Veterinary Nurse, specialising in intensive care and cardiac care. After 16 years I moved into practice management and was a practice manager for nine clinics in London before moving to Oxfordshire to start a family. I then moved to Bangkok in Thailand for 2 years with my partner and daughter where I did volunteer work for the British Embassy helping a canine neutering and vaccination program for several orphanages in the local area. I came back to the UK where I started work as a part-time Office Manager for an Office Solutions company, running payroll and other administrative office services for several small businesses across Oxfordshire. When that office relocated I came to Ruskin College.
Having run a specialised operating theatre and complex office management systems for many years I bring an understanding of order and process to my present position.
I have not worked in the educational sector before. I had heard of Ruskin College and its reputation for supplying a second chance for adults to get an education. I believe strongly that education is very important in allowing a person to reach their full potential. This seemed to be reflected in what Ruskin College provides for its students. I am very happy to be a small part of supporting people getting a second bite at the apple!