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My previous role was in retail, but during the pandemic I was made redundant. I knew I didn’t want to continue in retail, I wanted an office role where I could progress my career. I applied for the role of an Administration Assistant in October 2020 with Melin Homes and was successful.
I have felt part of the team from day one, it feels like I have been here for years – which in my eyes is a good thing!
My main challenge was starting the job during a pandemic, I was worried how I would learn my job, the systems, understand the housing sector and fit in with people, as we were all based at home. Everyone has been amazing at helping me fit in, learn my new role and all about housing. The different departments all have the same aim to make a difference to communities and residents.
My day to day job is monitoring the contracts database, helping with all admin aspects of tenders, reviews, and contracts. I love being part of a great team and helping other members of staff and teams out when required. My previous work in construction and retail has helped me within my current role. Being part of the Procurement Team allows me to learn new things every day, including the different approaches and processes of the organisation.
I would fully recommend housing as a career option for anyone considering it, there are so many opportunities. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for me.
Emily Enos, Administrative Assistant at Melin Homes