Why Kelly works for Enham Trust
I applied for a job at Enham (as it was then) only because the role came up on a job search online, and as I was working my notice on my previous role it would mean I could avoid having to go into temping until I could find the perfect job. I even said to a friend in passing, when I was offered my job, that it would be good for six months until I found something else – and here I am still here nearly six years later!
I didn’t really know much about the organisation before I joined – I knew it was there as I would drive through the village of Enham Alamein, and as a child I had gone to a birthday party in the hall, but like so many others I had no idea of the organisation and all the work it did to support people with disabilities.
From the moment I walked in on my first day and even now six years on, I am always struck by the culture – just how friendly and welcoming everybody was; it was like no
-where I had worked before. So many organisations say they are person-centred, but I believe that Enham Trust is one of the few places that truly is – not just for the people we work with but with our employees.
So yes, here I am nearly six years on, still part of the organisation. The turning point for me was the fact that Enham Trust genuinely supports employees to develop – there is this intrinsic culture of wanting everyone to achieve their full potential.
In my time with the organisation I have gained professional qualifications as well as been given some amazing opportunities to work alongside colleagues to learn and develop. The last six years have been a challenge, don’t get me wrong – I’ve had my ups and downs - but I have always come out the other side having learned something incredibly valuable.
I’m not in the same role as I was in 2012 – I am actually on my fifth, having been given some incredible opportunities to develop my career in a reasonably short space of time.
I have always worked in the public or third sectors – it’s important for me to know that what I do matters. Working at Enham Trust definitely ticks that box for me – I know what I do has a direct impact on the people we support.
Of a morning, just walking into the office, I can chat to some of the people we support and that is a great reminder of just what a huge, positive difference the organisation makes to them.
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Enham Fun Day
In collaboration with the Parish Council and Smannell and Enham Primary School, Enham Trust is holding a Fun Day on Sunday 10th June from 12-4pm.
Music on the Test
29th July 2018 - The Mayor of Test Valley - CLLR Ian Carr invites you to the Music on the Test, at Houghton Lodge in the beautiful village of Stockbridge.
Walk The Test Way
14th October 2018 - Following on from the success of last year’s Walk the Test Way, we are pleased to announce that The Rotary Club of Romsey Test are set to hold this annual event again in 2018!
Virgin Money London Marathon 2019
The Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the great British sporting events, combining elite athletics, mass participation and record-breaking fundraising in one race. The course is a gruelling 26 miles 385 yards long, passing through the streets of London from Blackheath to the famous finish line at The Mall.
ABP Southampton Marathon 2019
28th April 2019 - The ABP Marathon has a very exciting route, with mixtures of coast, city and park locations that you will be able to take in while you are running to the finish line!