Jenny Midwinter - Senior Swindon Circles Link Worker
Tell us about yourself
I have lived in Swindon all of my life so I know the local area really well. I have two children and my family is very important to me. I love nothing more than when we are all together. I have worked for SBC for over 3 years, prior to that I worked in the Corporate Sector for almost 30 years.
What attracted you to join SBC?
When my current role was advertised it appealed to me as I really wanted to make a difference to the lives of the people in our local community. I knew I could transfer the skills I had into the role. I am very passionate about what we do in Community Health and Wellbeing Team.
What do you most enjoy about working here?
The work is very varied and rewarding, the people I work with are all a great team. We are all very passionate about what we do and always want the best for the people we support.
Describe a typical day in your role
No two days are ever the same, I may be meeting new clients and volunteers, and I could be introducing volunteers to a client, hoping that they form a lasting friendship. I may be completing admin tasks, meeting with other organisations or teams that we work closely with or out in the local community.
What motivates you at work?
Knowing that what I do makes a positive difference to somebodies life.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love being with my family, I enjoy keeping fit and the great outdoors. My main hobby is gardening.
Where is the best place you have visited?
One of my favourite places is Italy but I love Cornwall. I am a real fan of Cornwall and go there as often as I can.
Who are your dream dinner guests?
David Beckham round for dinner would be great but as that’s just a dream I love having all the family round for dinner and a catch up.
What is your favourite film or book and why?
My favourite film is Mamma Mia. It's set in a beautiful place, it's easy to watch and fun with lots of great songs to sing along to.
What are your ambitions/aspirations?
I would like Swindon Circles to continue growing and for it to be known by all the residents of Swindon as the place to turn to if you are feeling lonely or isolated.