‘I have never worked in a hap­pier, friend­lier place’

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

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!

●» Kate Jauf­fur

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