Beatriz - Deputy Head of Supporting Families Service
My first role in Centre 404 was a Reception and Administration Volunteer post in January 2015. I quickly progressed to a fixed-term paid role as a Supporting Parents Administrator. In July 2015, I applied for and was successful in acquiring a full time position as an Engagement Coordinator and later as the permanent Information & Engagement Coordinator in March 2016.
Following the retirement of the Head of Supporting Families Service in October 2018, the service was restructured – I was promoted to Deputy Head and our CEO became acting Head.
At the end of 2019, I applied for the Head of Supporting Families role and since January 2020 I am the Head of the Service.
I am therefore very grateful for the opportunities this organisation has given me to grow and to give to others. It is a beautiful and rewarding job. I really enjoy working here.
Staff at Centre 404 are hardworking and kind and they go above and beyond to support families who live with, and are affected by, a learning disability or autistic spectrum condition.
My current role allows me to see the bigger picture of how a service is set up and managed to respond to the needs of those we support.
Moreover, I think Centre 404 adds a huge value to our local community. It was set up by family carers and has remained a user-led organisation. I am proud to be part of this community.