9 July 2017
It takes all sorts of skills to build a successful charity like young Gloucestershire. New member of staff Tamsin tells us how she came to join the team and how happy she is to have the opportunity to gain experience in the sector.
“Hi, my name is Tamsin and I’ve recently joined Young Gloucestershire as part of the National Citizen Service (NCS) team. I’m 25 years old with a degree in Business IT and have previously worked in retail for the last five years. I’ve always been passionate about young people and volunteered as a youth worker in my spare time for about seven years.
“I had been looking for a full time job working with young people and was always hit with the barrier of no formal qualification. I came across a job online that didn’t ask for qualifications so I applied instantly. I was unsuccessful but was invited to consider another job, which I now do! I didn’t really know that much about NCS but have worked with a number of young people who had done the programme and really benefited from it, so I thought, yeah I’d love to be involved in that.
“What I love about YG is that experience and passion comes before being qualified. The staff team have been so welcoming and friendly and I finally feel like I have a job that I love. I’m really excited to go out on my first NCS programme this summer and see a transformation in young people’s lives and have lots of fun!”