Marc - Community Engagement Manager
Tell us a little bit about yourself – Your work background, your interests…
I came into local government after spending 10 years working as a producer for various BBC and commercial radio stations around the country. During my 8 years at Wiltshire Council, I have worked in Housing Options, Housing Management, Community & Voluntary Sector Support, New Housing & now work in the fantastic Community Engagement Team. Im married with 3 children aged 13, 11 & 9…and yes, that makes me feel old. When I’m not working, being Dad, the taxi driver, a school governor, a PTA treasurer at two schools and being involved in a local community association, I love listening to music and spending time at our allotment…yes, I know, old man!
What's the best thing about working at Wiltshire Council, and your job specifically?
My job as a community engagement manager is by far the most varied job that I have ever had. One day I’m helping tackle child poverty, the next it is litter problems in the community. This type of work isn’t your typical 9-5 job, and having the flexibility to work outside of these hours is brilliant, as it allows me to enjoy quality time with my family, whilst being able to give my all to the job. It really is the perfect work/life balance
What makes you have a good day at work?
A good day at work for me is having the opportunity to work with passionate volunteers, to find community led solutions to local issues. It’s these people that never fail to inspire me.
What would go into you room 101...
Tofu. It’s just wrong.
What is your favourite book or film, and why?
I’m a kid of the 80’s and can’t help but watch Big Trouble in Little China, every time it’s on. They don’t make them like that anymore.
What is the first thing you bought with your own money?
It was the Adam & The Ants - Prince Charming album, and I was 4. I can still remember jumping around on the sofa to Stand & Deliver