Michelle Awburn

Work Coach, based at Community Action Northumberland

What’s your role in a nutshell?

I assist clients to move towards employment, helping with CVs, interviews, Job application, volunteering etc.

Do you have a secret talent for anything?

My family say I cook a great dessert and can magically produce Prosecco when hosting.

What’s the best part of your job?

Seeing someone move forward no matter how small the step. It could be just managing to get of out the house and come to group.

What do your colleagues say is your best quality? 

Being a people person, putting people at ease in the setting. That and having a loud infectious laugh.

What’s your favourite memory/proudest memory?

My two girls, Their University graduations, Jobs, buying their first Houses, meeting their partners and now planning a wedding.

What’s your favourite food?

Greek  – Chicken Souvilaki ,  Beef Stifado, Chicken Kleftiko need I go on, any Greek food preferably served in a Greek taverna with a great view of the sea.

What do you like doing in your spare time?

I’m a committee member of the South Northumberland Multiple Sclerosis society and  spend time attending meetings and have phone calls from people with issues relating to their illness or finance.

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

Do it, we are here to help and will try to assist you in any way we can, at your pace and needs with no pressure.