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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Move Charity Spring Walk
26th April 2018 - Enjoy the glorious Hampshire Countryside,with the Friends of Hampshire charity spring walk, in aid of The Move Programme.
South American Extravaganza Night
27th April 2018 - The Enham Trust Café will be hosting a South American Extravaganza on Friday 27th April, starting at 7.30pm to support our very own Matt with his fundraising towards his Amazon Jungle Survivor Challenge.
Charity Skydive 2018
Saturday 2nd June/ Saturday 1st September - Do you fancy the challenge of a lifetime? How about throwing yourself out of a plane at 15,000 feet? Just imagine how that would feel, it’s a challenge for both your body and mind. Have you got what it takes?
Andover Trail Marathon
2nd September 2018 - After the success of the first event in 2016, and again in 2017, the Andover Trail Marathon and Half Marathon are taking place on September 2nd 2018 for the third time running.
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!