Betsi Filbey has joined our admin team and is based in the Cornwall office.
Here we catch up with Betsi and find out more about her…
How are you finding SLSW?
I have really enjoyed my first few weeks and it’s been really nice getting to know the teams. Chloe Boyd, my colleague, has been amazing at helping me settle in to my new job role and everyone has been so welcoming. I look forward to getting to know the carers and people we support in the coming weeks.
What made you think about applying to work at SLSW?
When I was coming to the end of my maternity leave, I decided I wanted a change and came across the opportunity to work for SLSW. The organisation struck me as one I would love to be a part of and the role suited me to the ground.
Had you heard of SLSW before?
I hadn’t heard of SLSW before this role, but loved the concept of recruiting people to be carers in their own home and allowing the people we support to have a level of independence in a home environment.
What roles were you doing before SLSW?
Prior to SLSW, I worked in retail management. I had been in retail since I was 17, so I knew I was ready to move on and felt that it came to a natural end once I had my daughter in September last year.
What will you bring to the team?
I think I can bring a serious level of organisation, think Monica from Friends, with a reasonable sense of humour. I am also very friendly, approachable and really enjoy working in a team environment.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I live near Truro with my boyfriend, baby girl and dog. Since lockdown, I discovered a love of DIY and upcycling and annoy my other half endlessly with changes and new ideas for the house. We also love taking the dog out and exploring!
If you could take 3 things to a desert island what would they be and why?
If I could take three things to a desert island, I would take my little family, I’m classing them as one. I’d also take my dog and a hammock for avoiding spiders when I sleep and to use as a net.