Meet the Team – Jayne

Hello, my name is Jayne and I have been working at the Nottingham Women’s Centre since May 2017 as the Finance Manager.  My role involves everything finance related from petty cash and invoice payments to payroll and budget planning.  Most days you will often find me engrossed in an excel sheet doing some finance related task.  Over the years I have worked within finance roles I have learnt to absolutely love excel and its wonderful formulas, functions and macro buttons (an odd thing to admit, but totally true!)

 I graduated from Leicester University with a BSc hons in Biochemistry having no clue what I wanted to do next!  I volunteered and worked within various charities in Admin, HR and Finance roles, the most recent being a manager at Women’s Aid Integrated Services where I worked for over 10 years, so many of you may recognise me as a familiar face around the Centre.

I have always aimed to work in organisations with an ethos I felt I could uphold and align myself with.  The Nottingham Women Centre is no exception to that and I have thoroughly enjoyed stepping back into the Centre and working within another organisation that aims to promote, support and empower women.  The team here are fantastic!  They are very dedicated, hardworking and knowledgeable and have been very friendly, helping me feel part of the team very quickly. 

Meet the Team – Cesca

Hi, I’m Cesca and I’ve worked at Nottingham Women’s Centre for 3 years. When I first joined the CHANGES team we were facilitating groups for women involved in the criminal justice system across two sites in Nottinghamshire; we now offer this across 4 areas and the team has just about doubled, it’s been a busy and exciting few years.

I job share the role of Senior Caseworker which involves looking at the support we offer the women referred to the project and making sure we have groups and resources to meet their needs. We work closely with several partners and I enjoy liaising with them, reviewing what works well and developing our offer.

The centre has a fantastic team of staff and volunteers working with some equally fantastic women which is one of the things I love most about my job. That, and the fact that a typical days work can involve ploughing through monitoring data for the project one minute and planning activities and events for an NWC open day the next.

I’m new to the business of parenthood which is entertaining and exhausting! To wind down from chasing Luca I love running and having previously ran the Paris marathon I’m toying with what next, perhaps a triathlon…