Heather's story

I began my Penumbra journey five years ago as a HR Assistant, it is the best place I have ever worked, and it has flew by. In this time, I have gained more experience than I could’ve ever imagined and I’m lucky to have such a supportive team around me who take the time to invest in you and nurture your skills.

I’m proud to say I have recently completed my Level 5 CIPD People Management course, which is a degree-equivalent, and have utilised this newfound qualification in my promotion as a Senior HR Assistant. Whilst working full-time and doing a degree was difficult, the support and guidance I received from Penumbra was exceptional and I’m eternally grateful.

In this new role, I provide support and guidance to all Penumbra staff – whether it be absences, health related issues, grievance/disciplinary issues, general support or guidance. I strive to ensure that all staff have a confidential space to voice their concerns, have a blether and just feel cared for and valued.

I feel privileged everyday coming to work and I want to continue growing with Penumbra 

Penumbra are a pioneering, values-based mental health charity, doing exceptional work in the mental ill-health field. I, myself have suffered in the past and working here has proven that people do recover and can excel at life – I put myself in that category. I am proud of the achievements I have made over the past few years and feel happier than ever. Speaking daily to different staff members from different backgrounds gives me a feeling of pride to contribute to such an inclusive organisation. I am inspired by the work everyone does and I make it my daily mission to ensure they all know how amazing they are and how much they are appreciated by Penumbra.

I feel privileged everyday coming to work and I want to continue growing with Penumbra, taking on any highs and lows that come with that. It is a place close to my heart and I know bigger and better things are on the horizon for me, for us and those we support.

Thank you.

Heather, Senior HR Assistant

Huge congrats to Heather. Thanks for being on our team.

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