Betty - Senior Pension Officer
Tell us a little bit about yourself (as much as you want to reveal!) – Your work background, your interests…
My name is Betty. I am a Senior Pension Officer. I work for the pension section administering the local government pension scheme. I have worked for Gwent Torfaen Pension Fund and moving to Wiltshire was a big step for me considering the commute involved as l live in Wales. I was with Torfaen for 8 years and had grown to be part of the working family there. At first l told myself that l was mad taking on the commute and the position. When l started my new job it was worth the move! I joined a great and helpful team. I could have not asked for more. Honestly, l have been here for almost 2 months but l feel as if its 2 years. That only happens when you have a great team around you.
What would you say is the best thing about working at Wiltshire Council, and your job specifically?
Firstly, l think if your team does not work together, it affects everything about your job. I have a great team that l work with. That is another thing that made me feel comfortable about the move. The team is very helpful and understanding.
Also to add to that, I am a young parent. The flexibility has made it possible for me to be able to balance home and work life. This is very important for me.
As for my job, I think l like everything about it. I deal with members, employers and other outside organisations. Understanding my clients is what drives me and ensuring they are happy with the service they are getting.
What’s the best way to start the day?
I like my music. That’s what l listen to on my way into work.
What is the most meaningful part of your role?
Ensure members understand about their pension.
What would you be doing if you weren’t in your current role?
I would still be a Pension Officer with Torfaen.
Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?
Niagara Falls in Canada
What was the most memorable gift you’ve received?
My Fitbit that is pushing me to be healthy. Ha ha ha
What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
Joined a bike ride fundraising event. I was one of the 5 girls in the team. I did enjoy it.
What are three interesting facts about you?
I like singing and perform on stage.
I am a healthy eater although if there are pork pies in my sight l can’t rest until they are finished.
I am ever smiling as most people say.
What is your favourite book or film?
The wedding singer
What is the first thing you bought with your own money?
Blackstreet boys’ album.
What would you say to someone who is thinking of applying for a job in Pensions at Wiltshire Council?
Go for it. You will be surprised how interesting it is to join this work family.