Amanda has a focus on our social enterprise & retail operations. This is much more than just charity shops - our social enterprises include furniture upcycling, RECYCLE - rebuilding bikes, collection & delivery services and embedding training, education & volunteering opportunities to better support our clients & community to get work & stay in housing
How long have you worked at YMCA West Kent?
Sum up the work you do at YMCA West Kent in two sentences.
Developing business opportunities for retail and revamping tired furniture. Supporting Trainees through their traineeship programme and into work
What’s the most enjoyable part of your work?
Helping young people grow into independent young adults and begin their next journey (and refurbishing and upcycling old furniture!!)
What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
We cannot change the cards we are dealt, but we can choose how to play the hand. But the best advice I’ve given is: If a woman says “first of all…..” during an argument, start running ……she has prepared research, charts and data ….. she will destroy you!
Away from work, what do you enjoy doing?
Motor racing and sports events with my son, reading in the garden on a warm sunny day and travelling when the budget will stretch that far!