Director of Development - Joined LLDC in 2012.
“Balancing family life and work is difficult; no single solution suits all, and in fact what works when your child is a baby is likely to be different when they are at pre-school, primary school and senior school.
“I have worked flexibly for 14 years, ever since having my first child. I have been with the LLDC since it was established in 2012. During these five years I have worked three days a week; three and a half days, with the half day at home to enable me to do school drop off and pick up; compressed hours (five days over four); and currently, four days, mainly in the office. I work 8:00-4:00 one of those days, enabling me to be home in time for the family to eat together, and to nag my teenager to do some homework!
“I've varied the working hours to fit both my changing personal circumstances, and also the business needs, increasing to compressed hours for six months when the team was over-stretched. Two years ago I was promoted from Head of Development to Director of Development, still managing to maintain my part-time status.
“My youngest son is diabetic, and has a number of regular hospital check ups. On those days I tend to work from home. Without the commute, starting earlier and finishing later enables my to fit the hospital appointment in during the day, without always having to dip into my annual leave allowance.”