Community Larder Assistant, G.O.O Assistant

Community Larder/Getting Oxfordshire Online


What drew you to SOFEA?

After I had left school in 2016, I was referred to SOFEA by our safeguarding lead, Neil Holman, back when COVID hit, and joined the education group, I had moved through the education scheme at SOFEA and moved onto the Flexible Employability Programme hosted by Wendy Hunter, and I had stayed on that for a few months until progressing onto a Kickstart role.

Why did you decide to work for SOFEA?

I felt like SOFEA was just the best place for me, as it is full of nice people and friendly faces, and there’s always variety in the working team of SOFEA so it’s not always the exact same things happening day in day out.

What is the best thing about your job?

I enjoy my job as it’s always varied, so I won’t be stuck doing the exact same thing everyday and burn out as a result, there’s always time to think and there is always people here to talk to if something goes awry.

What have you learned since being employed at SOFEA?

I’ve learned that there is always a place for someone, and that everyone would just need that extra nudge in the right direction, either to get their lives back on course, or to enjoy life to it’s fullest.

In one sentence, say something about SOFEA.

It’s not just a job at SOFEA, It’s like a second family.

Tell us something that not many people would know?

I once did work experience in my early years of secondary school, working as a Teaching Assistant.