I return to work tomorrow after the summer break and it’s hit me that I have worked at the school for 10 years!
That’s made me think of how fortunate I have been in my working life. I left school in November 1977 to work for the DHSS as a clerical officer. I worked there for 2 1/2 years until I made a move into the City. I didn’t really want to change but my boyfriend at the time felt it would be good so that we could have access to a cheap mortgage.
I secured a job at Libra Bank in London Wall and not only worked my way through roles in Accounts, Back Office and finally the Dealing Room, but also met Kevin my husband and enjoyed the notoriety of being the only female dealer the bank had.
I worked there for 10 years until the bank closed in 1990 and went to work as a corporate dealer for West LB until I left in 1991 to have our second son, Joseph.
I had our daughter in 1994 and enjoyed the stay at home mum sojourn until I went to work for ECC in 1999. This let me still have the school holidays off and enjoy time with our kids even in the teenage years.
I learned a lot about education finance and jumped at the chance to go for the job at SJP in 2005.