My name is Margaret Gibbon. I like to think that I am mindful of my own mental health and I try to look after my wellbeing. I have a wide and varied group of friends with whom I socialise. I have a lot of interests for example I belong to a book club, I like walking, going to the cinema, theatre and concerts. I am lucky to have a marvellous family off island which allows me to have the benefit of going away from time to time.
What Job Do I Do?
I am the Finance and Administrative Officer for Mind Jersey. My role allows me to dip in and out of many of the services we offer which means that I get to know a lot of people who access the charity.
Where Do I Work?
I work mainly at our offices in Beresford Street. I regularly go to our charity shop In New Street and I also visit Camelot, our Residential Home.
When might you work with me?
I am often the first point of contact if anyone visits us in Beresford Street or telephones the office. I meet a lot of people through fundraising events. I also connect with our tenants receiving rent, organising resident’s meetings and being the link between our various services.
What does a typical day look like in my job?
The best thing about my job is that there is not really a typical day! I have weekly and monthly commitments which need to be done for example the payroll, committee meeting reports, banking and administration. There are other activities that can come my way especially around fundraising and these can be many and varied. I like to be flexible but try to prioritise my core tasks where possible.
What do I like most about my job?
The thing I like most about my job is the variety. I like taking the resident’s meetings at Camelot and I have got to know the residents much better. They are very hospitable, and I tend to go for my dinner now before we have the meetings which is very jolly. We are a good team and that is so important in any job so for that, I think we are all very fortunate.