“I’m a boomerang employee!”
– Jen Wall’s story

I loved my job as Volunteer and Events Lead at EHAAT, but I had to leave. I needed to care for my mum and make that my priority. EHAAT had been incredibly supportive, but I needed to work differently.  When I left after five years there, I always hoped that the door wasn’t closed and that there would be an opportunity to return in the future…

Initially I worked at World Food Aid for a year. Unfortunately during that time my mum passed away and I was furloughed. I needed to get my head back into something, so I moved to RHS Hyde Hall as interim Events Manager to cover maternity leave. I knew I could use my skills and experience to deliver a great job for them. It was a really good experience – running events during lockdown challenged my skills considerably.

EHAAT always remained important to me. When I told friends that I had been offered the Workplace Manager position and that I would be coming back, they all said that EHAAT is where I should be – and it just felt right.

The reaction to me returning has been really positive. Staff that I hadn’t previously met have been really welcoming, as have the staff and crew I knew previously – a few have commented that it doesn’t feel like I’ve been away!

This return to EHAAT feels right for my life and career. I feel very lucky and proud to be back. I’m also pleased to have recommended EHAAT as a great place to work to a former Hyde Hall colleague, Fran Gillott, who is joining the Events Team soon as Events Coordinator. Working at EHAAT really is an easy sell!

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