Active Citizenship Manager
I started in my role as Active Citizenship Manager in January and my role will evolve to respond to some of the things that come out of The Big Conversation.
I’m really excited about the opportunities that The Big Conversations brings for lots of reasons. The energy around it is amazing and having the opportunity to work with great colleagues and conversationalists from different services and organisations is fantastic. Knowing and feeling that we’re all working together to understand what really matters to people in Wakefield and finding ways to use that information to work with and for people to make a difference is really exciting. Using appreciative enquiry techniques to achieve this feels like a positive way to get the best out of our conversations. This way of working will hopefully become the approach that we use to work with people to create future improvements for Wakefield.
I’m also looking forward to The Big Conversation leading to increased reach, engagement, involvement and coproduction opportunities, people feeling empowered to use their own knowledge and skills to make a difference for themselves and others, and for people to feel pride in our District.
I spend my weekends running my teenage kids around, seeing my mum, walking my dogs, catching up on household chores and shopping, and if I’m lucky, on a good weekend popping out for a catch up with friends – all the usual stuff! My ideal weekend would involve a lot less of the mundane things and going out to see live bands, comedy as well spending much needed family time and relaxing!