I worked in Finance sector for 30+ years for Standard Life. I was given the opportunity to go out twice for 6 months secondments. First to work with a children’s charity in a very deprived area of Edinburgh and the second was to run a Princes Trust program.
After these secondments I learnt that I no longer wanted to work in the Financial sector any more and really wanted to move into the 3rd sector with more a hands on role.
I first worked for Thistle but this was just admin work again & not the hands on like I was looking for. I also helped with get2gether on some of there events and they very kindly gave me the heads up of the position in Neighbourhood Network, CLW in Musselburgh. Best think I have ever done. Love my work and on my door step no long commute into Edinburgh everyday.