Administration Officer (Volunteer)
Originally from Edinburgh, Audrey has spent much of her working life in administration jobs, employed mostly in local government and the Ministry of Defence. After a severe case of “empty-nest syndrome” when her son left home to join the Army, she decided on a career change and went to university. Five years later, with a degree in Biological and Health Sciences and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education completed, she began teaching.
Working for Edinburgh College, she started out teaching English, Maths and IT as part of the college’s Literacy and Numeracy Support Team. She then joined their Mental Health Outreach Team and spent the last twelve years teaching the same subjects in community bases in the city to people with mental health problems.
She retired recently and moved to Colchester to be close to her son and his family.
Although new to the voluntary sector, Audrey is very keen to offer her skills to Ring20 at what appears to be a very busy and exciting time in its journey.