Case Study

Case Study: Linzi, Supported into Employment

Background

Linzi had studied towards an HND in Admin and Information Management before having her first child. When her child reached primary school age she re-entered the work force and had a range of roles within administration and project management. She has a mix of contract types; as an employee, short term and self-employed. This was relatively unstable so she took a year’s contract for an administration role within the Health Care sector.

The team dynamic and the flexible approach means that I am trusted to do my job to the best of my ability and I always give 100%.

The Journey

Around this time Linzi received a diagnosis for an autoimmune condition. This created a need for some flexibility within her role to attend appointments, which she struggled to manage. Her contract came to an end and she was unemployed. At this stage Linzi approached the team at Work EastRen to help her find an employer who could offer either part time or flexible hours. A role came up that was 16 hours per week, admin based and with a local employer; and the scope of the job sounded very attractive. An interview took place and she successfully secured the job.

New Future

The role has proved ideal for Linzi as it combines flexible hours with an interesting work load working with local businesses. Since starting 15 months ago she increase her working hours to full time on the proviso that she could maintain the flexibility; for which her employer was very supportive. Linzi said “The team dynamic and the flexible approach means that I am trusted to do my job to the best of my ability and I always give 100%.”.