Helen - HR Development Officer

Helen - HR Development Officer

Tell us a little bit about yourself – Your work background, your interests…

I have two young children so am mostly interested in sleep and loungewear. My favourite food is potatoes – chips / hash browns / croquette / crisps / wedges / jacket /dauphinoise. The list goes on.

I started my working life (other than the standard paper round) in a fish a chip shop, moving on to the local Bingo hall during my 6th Form years. When I was little I wanted to grow up to become either a window dresser or a vet. I ended up doing neither and followed a career in HR instead.

What's the best thing about working at Wiltshire Council, and your job specifically?

Love my team (Shout out to the HR and OD MASSIVE!!!!). Great bunch of folk.

What makes you have a good day at work?

Feeling a sense of achievement and learning something new. Finding out I still have some teabags left in the cupboard.

Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion?

Cheese fondues

What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten? 

BBQ flavour Mealworms – apparently that’s what we will be eating as our protein in a few years!

What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?

Lillo, sun cream, a bar full of cocktails – may as well make it a holiday

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be and what would you eat?

My children and my grandad (so he could meet them) – we would eat marmalade on toast

What would go into you room 101...

White noise

What is your favourite music for your commute to work?

Well I wish I could choose – my radio is broken so the only station I can get is BBC Wiltshire!! (if anyone can help me with this issue it would be much appreciated)

What is your favourite book or film, and why?

Suffragettes – gives me a renewed energy to get going

What is your ideal holiday destination?

France – Carrefour, wine and cheese (preferably a sunny France)

What is the first thing you bought with your own money?

I saved up £80 (£3 a week for delivering about 200 papers) to buy some shoes / tyre ensemble Buffalos!!!! – I now regret the fashion choice but at the time thought I was super cool!!!

What pets do you have?

Holly Dog the Chihuahua

Primrose the (male) rabbit – now called Prim the Him

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