Carly Mclellan is a Social Media Manager in our Health, Support and Social Care division. She has worked for Access for 2.5 years.
What's your favourite memory of working with Access?
I enjoy it when our wider team gets together, with people living so far apart this doesn't happen very often but when it does it feels like a real event. Forty of us are meeting up next week and many of those I will be meeting for the first time.
What were your hobbies when you were younger?
I played netball, and football, swam, did karate, sang and danced! I was also a rainbow, brownie, and guide. I unfortunately do not do any of these anymore.
What are you not very good at, but would like to improve on in the future?
I'm not very good at public speaking, I want to get better at it, but I don't yet want to be put in that situation to overcome it, maybe in the future!
What was the last movie you watched?
The last film I watched was Noelle, a Disney Christmas film. I would recommend it to someone looking for a new holiday favourite, especially if you like Elf.
What was your dream job when you were a child?
I always wanted to be a swimmer, a teacher, or a swimming teacher. But I think that's because those were the only jobs I knew at the time.
Later in life, I wanted to become a social worker, but I chose a course I enjoyed at university and have made my career from that.
What's been your highlight of the last month's work?
A work highlight has been seeing my ideas perform well and feeling proud of the content I'm creating.
What would you like to see change in your industry in the next five years?
I would like there to be less confusion in regards to funding and less changes to legislation to ensure people can access what they need.
Is there any part of your experience with Access or generally in your career that you would like to highlight?
I have recently become an Access Diversity and Belonging champion, the applications are still open so more people can take up this opportunity. It will be good to get more people's perspectives on things and take the time to question my decisions. I look forward to feeding back what I learn to my wider team and improving the content that I post as a result.