Meet the Team – Amy

I’m Amy, I’ve been working at Nottingham Women’s Centre from 2nd July 2018. I’m really excited and looking forward to getting stuck in and working on the Building Better Opportunities Towards Work Project.

I have come from an IAG background working with various people including young people, offenders and ex-offenders parents to be etc

When I’m not at work I spend my time looking after my 2 moody teenage children and let off steam training in the gym.

Meet the Team – Jo Thorpe

My name is Jo Thorpe I began working as the Representation and Policy officer mid-June. As some of you may know I am not new to the Women’s Centre. I have been volunteering with the Welfare Rights worker since January 2017, prior to volunteering I visited the centre many times over the years. I am really excited to finally be working here.

My background is in Youth and Community work. I have a Diploma in Youth and Community Work and a MA in community Education.  My previous roles both paid and voluntary have been many and varied. I am looking forward to developing and taking forward the Policy and Representation work undertaken previously. My role is part of an exciting project called Help through Crisis which is aimed at making a positive impact on women’s lives through delivering welfare rights advice and working in partnership with other organisations. My role is to collect data about the needs and problems that women are facing and to use this to push for changes that will improve women’s lives.

I can frequently be found at my desk reading various reports, policy documents and generally getting my head around the range of information required for the role.

When I am not at work I enjoy my allotment (which is always work in progress), cooking, reading and visiting charity shops.