Kerry started out as a Learning and Development Assistant at Thera in 2014. She had recently moved to the area from Tenerife and had no prior office experience. Kerry quickly progressed to Recruitment Assistant, and then became PA to the Managing Director for Ansar Projects in 2019.
Every day is different for Kerry as a PA! Her daily responsibilities include organising the MD’s diary, meetings and typing up minutes. Alongside this, Kerry is able to bring her own skills and interests to the role.
With the arrival of the pandemic, Kerry’s travel to Greater Manchester stopped. People weren’t able to meet up in person, which had a huge impact. Ansar Projects wanted to keep in touch with staff and the people they support, so lots of events went online.
During this time, Microsoft Teams was a great way of bringing people together. It also allowed Kerry to get involved in new ways, using her creativity to have a positive impact on people. This included getting involved with virtual quizzes and other interactive events.
Kerry enjoys her job and she has a great working relationship with the Managing Director. Despite not living local, Kerry feels she is a valued member of the Ansar Projects team. She uses tools like Microsoft Teams to stay in touch. She also has regular contact with other company PAs, who are always on hand to offer support.
Speaking about the PA role, Kerry said:
“If you are an organised person, a good listener, a quick typist and a great relationship builder, then being a PA is a good role for you. For me, the best part of the job is the reward of making people happy and having a positive impact on their lives.”