I work as the Marketing and Communications Officer, it’s the best most varied job you could ever think of. At university if I could write on paper my perfect job, I would say this is it, (well I mean apart from the fact it’s not next door to my house, but I kind of knew that was an impossible ask!). Every day is different, I get to be creative and make content, I manage social media, get involved with events, record and edit videos; it’s sort of a millennial dream. But the best part is, I get to do all the fun stuff, for an amazing cause, and that’s what gets me out of bed in the morning.
I have written a blog post about why I wanted to work for Missing People and my experience in the first month. You can read it here>> http://ow.ly/SH8O30khQeL
I think the value that means the most to me, or that stands out the most is ‘Be Human’. This definitely underpins all the other values we stand for here. It means I can just BE MYSELF! It’s fantastic because everyone that works here actually upholds the values we stand for. No one is judging you, everyone is so open minded, and it means if your train is delayed it’s not the end of the universe!
I feel like I contribute to the future/vision of Missing People because if I have an idea or if I think we can do something better than we already do, my colleagues will take me seriously and they will support me in putting that idea in place.
My favourite quote at the moment is ‘Empowered women, empower women’. I don’t know who said this first but I really feel strongly about women having a voice and having the room to show how incredible they are. The quote is definitely relevant in my work life as the CEO of Missing People is a women - Jo Youle, and I love that.
I haven’t been at Missing People that long as I write this but my proudest achievement thus far was being a part of The Big Tweet in aid of International Missing Children’s Day. The Big Tweet is a 24 hour tweetathon where an appeal for a missing child is put out every half an hour. This year it was held in Twitter London HQ and was a huge success, we had some amazing guests and it was a lot of fun. We put a lot of hard work in to make it happen but it was a real team effort and was worth every late night!