Starting work at Recruit for Spouses was like coming home. Alongside being an incredibly proud military spouse (my husband’s in the RAF), my life’s passion is to empower a community of men and women who are all so wonderful, self-sacrificing, smart and funny, yet who are often overlooked.
As Digital Marketing Manager, I oversee our social media channels and website content. I also help in our Event Organisation, Marketing and PR departments.
Before Recruit for Spouses, I worked as a gemologist – travelling the world, trading in diamonds and gemstones. It was fast paced, exciting and glamorous with long periods away from friends and family. I think this helped me settle into military life on some levels, although we can now take ‘glamorous’ out of the equation, I live in jeans and dog-walking shoes.
24 hours after getting married, I waved my husband and our best man off as they jetted to Asia for a few months. I hope they had a marvellous honeymoon together! I was pregnant, had just quit my job, was in a quarter on an empty patch, in a town I didn’t know, with no friends or family around.
I have been given some incredible opportunities through Recruit for Spouses and have met amazing people. I also have the support network that I didn’t have before.
“Our community and network is growing each day and I am so proud to be a part of this revolution.”