After getting injured on operational duty in Bosnia in 1999, my second career was in IT working in the public and private sectors. With my previous employer being a Metropolitan Borough Council, which at the time was going through a major transformation in the light of budget cuts following the squeeze on public finances. At the time I opted to take redundancy as I was looking for a new challenge outside of the public and private sectors, in an area which I could really make a difference in.
I started in TCV in the March of 2016 at a time when TCV was going through a major reorganisation of its central services and can say, with hand on heart, it was definitely a challenge in the early stages. Now I look back on what was not an easy time for TCV, but necessary in that current financial climate, the Charity came out in my view the other side stronger and more streamlined.
For me the work TCV undertakes really makes a difference to people’s lives and their environment, for me it is the people in TCV that makes all the hard work worthwhile.
In the 3 years I have been with TCV I have worked with some of the most dedicated, professional and friendly people, all of which go the extra mile to make this a great place to be a part of. With the new business plan building on the strategy launched last year, I can only see TCV going from strength to strength in the coming years and looking forward to continuing to be part of this great organisation.