‘I have never worked in a happier, friendlier place’
Name: Kate Jauffur. Which organisation are you involved with?: I’m a practice development facilitator (PDF) at Belong Macclesfield. How did you become a PDF?: I’m a mental health nurse and applied for a nursing position at Belong after my grandma became a resident here. I was so impressed that I wanted to be a part of the community. I came for an informal chat with the village’s general manager, Caroline Ray, who thought the role of practice development facilitator would suit me; she was right, I love it! What do you most enjoy about your job?: The people – I have never worked in a happier, friendlier place. What are your funny or memorable experiences while you have been working as a PDF?: The Christmas panto! Everyone got involved including residents, it was hilarious! What is your favourite place in Macclesfield?: Anywhere green but especially Macclesfield Forest. Ideally how would you spend every day?: My ideal day would involve family, friends, feta salad, chocolate, sunshine, rollerblading, hiking, snorkelling, music and a good book – but I wouldn’t want every day to be the same. What was the best holiday you have been on?: I’m spoilt for choice – I have family in Mauritius, Crete, France and Northumberland; they’re all pretty special. If money was no object what would you do?: Provide free university education so young people can get a good start in life without being saddled with debt! What was your first job?: Washing my mum’s car and doing her ironing for pocket money. What one piece of advice would you give?: Be nice to yourself! What is on your CD / MP3 player?: Avenged Sevenfold, Muse, Linkin Park, Katie Melua, The Beatles and Chopin. What is your favourite TV show?: I love crime dramas but for re-watch value you can’t beat ‘Friends’. What are you reading at the moment?: BlackEyed Susans (Julie Heaberlin) and How to have a Good Day (Caroline Webb). What is your biggest inspiration?: People do amazing things every day – you just need to pay attention to it. Who would you like to invite to dinner?: I can think of inspirational people that would be good to meet – like Malala Yousafzai, Nick Vujicic or Jose Mujica – but if I was having dinner there’s no one I’d rather invite than my little sister and her hubby – she used to come over a lot but she moved to France, boo hoo!
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