Name Julie Wysome
JobTitle Office Manager
I have been with the organisation since February 2002 after being made redundant from International Rectifier. I have 2 children, Leanne and Gareth and three step children, Jessica, Daniel and Clark and a grandson called Rowan.
I started out my employed career as an office junior, working on switch board, taking dictation and transcribing letters along with other general office duties. Once my children arrived I made the choice that my family would take precedence over my career. As a result to fit in with family life I took on various posts to fit in with when child care was available, such as working in a playgroup and working evenings within retail. Progressing for part time to full time as the opportunity arose.
While working part time in other fields of expertise I made the decision to carry on with my training and to take refresher courses in IBT and CLAIT, so that should the opportunity ever arise I could go back into my chosen field of work.
Now 8 years later I have come full circle; once again working in administration. Working for Duffryn Community Link has allowed me to progress further within my role as you can see from the various training I have undergone since being in post here and on the completion of my CIPD course.
RSA Word Processing Stages 1, 2 & 3
CLAIT IBT 1 & 2
English Language O- Level
English Literature O- Level
Geography O- Level
Commercial Studies O- Level
Sociology O- Level
Maths O- Level
Home Economics O- Level
RSA Stage 1, 2 & 3 Typing
Shorthand 60, 70 & 80 words per minute
IT Skill NVQ Level 2
Some of the training courses I have undertaken since working at Duffryn Community Link include: -
Recruitment & Selection Training Course
Sage Instant Accounting
Sage Line 50
Finance Budgeting for Beginners
Health & Safety Course
Food Hygiene Course
Basic Welsh Taster Course
Risk Assessment Training
Disability Awareness Training
Preventing Discrimination in the Work Place
Deaf Awareness Training
Clued Up Sexual Health Training previously called Willy Nilly
Power Point Presentation Course
Spread Sheet Refresher Course
Hobbies & Interests
Many years ago my hobbies were much more vigorous and numerous and included aerobic, swimming, horse riding, mountain walking and reading.
Now I enjoy a slightly slower pace of life and take part in Belly Dancing here at the Duffryn Community centre; I still walk (but the mountains aren’t quite as steep); I still love to read and find it hard to put a good book down. I socialise with my friends and love to go away for long weekend breaks with my partner, family and friends, staying at various places all over the country.