Lisa Douglas

Work Coach, based at Community Action Northumberland, Amble and Alnwick Hubs

What’s your role in a nutshell?

To help people overcome barriers to work and assist them back into employment or job searching.

Do you have a secret talent for anything?

My husband says singing.

What’s the best part of your job?

Being able to make people feel happy and less stressed.

What do your colleagues say is your best quality? 

I asked one colleague and she said my generosity and I’m always making sure others are looked after.

What’s your favourite memory/proudest memory?

Marrying Marty.

What’s your favourite food?

Mexican, but not too hot.

What do you like doing in your spare time?

Cooking, looking after our chickens, reading, music, crafting and walking.

What advice do you have for people considering joining the programme?

Do not be afraid of the first step. We are here to help and we do not judge.