Mariana Wilson has joined the Shared Lives staff team as our ICT Support Officer.
She has replaced Phil Hodgson, who is now our Business Leader.
Originally from Romania, Mariana spent her early working life as a teacher of English, Romanian and Latin for a year before deciding it wasn’t for her.
“I got a job in ICT support as a computer operator and stayed there for six years and got promoted to the leader of the department,” she said.
Mariana moved to the UK in 2007 after meeting her husband and become his full-time carer for 12 years.
“I always kept learning even though I wasn’t working I completed courses online.”
She saw the job advertised at Shared Lives and felt the ethos of the organisation matched her passions.
“The fact that I was a carer and I have that experience as well as having the knowledge of computers will help me in my new role,” said Mariana.
“I didn’t think twice about applying, as I was drawn to the job.”It’s early days as our ICT Support Officer, but she is enjoying being part of Shared Lives South West.
“It’s very good, I’m finding the people very supportive and friendly. I’m still getting to know how to use all the equipment but it’s going well,” she said.
“I like a good challenge and problem solving. I like helping people and making improvements where possible and I can do that in my role as ICT support.”
Outside of work, Mariana enjoys spending time with her Cava-Cockapoo called Dotty. She also has a strong faith and helps run her church website and social media pages.
She is also phenomenal at crocheting and makes all sorts of wonderful creations out of wool.
Mariana joins a staff team of around 40 people situated across our Devon and Cornwall offices. Find out more staff news, focusing on the team who have been here for 15 years.
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