The Team

 

 

Joanne smallJoanne Rymer

Job title
Membership Development Manager

Length of time at GMLPF
13 years – since day 1

Contact  joanne@gmlpf.net



Areas of responsibility

I’m responsible for maintaining productive working relationships with all GMLPF’s members, keeping track of their changing needs and views, ensuring they are fed back into GMLPF to inform strategic direction. I’m also the first point of contact for any organisation thinking about becoming a GMLPF member; it’s my job to meet them and tell them about our services. On behalf of GMLPF, I attend local network meetings and also research new areas of support for our members.

Typical day

Most of my days are spent out and about visiting GMLPF’s members, finding out if there is anything GMLPF can do to support them. I can visit as many as 3 or 4 members a day. About once a week, I will also find I have an appointment in my diary to meet a potential new member. Much as I love catching up with existing members and finding out how their businesses are going, I really enjoy meeting organisations who don’t as yet benefit from the wide range of support GMLPF gives its members. It’s very satisfying to be able to offer a helping hand to the region’s training providers through GMLPF membership.

I also spend time at the office, attending team meetings, and completing reports on my visits. My phone never stops ringing – usually it’s a GMLPF member with a query, or perhaps an organisation finding out if they meet the criteria to become a member. I also work with the marketing team to develop communications material for our members.

Best thing about working at GMLPF

I love that no two days are the same. Working with GMLPF members is a privilege: they have the needs of Merseyside’s young people at the heart of what they do. Working at GMLPF enables me to support their efforts and help them to reach the goals they have.

Certainly, the best thing about working at GMLPF is how many people I get to meet in a working week. I’m a people person – I love to find out what makes someone tick and discover common ground – so it’s very rewarding to be in a role that requires me to communicate with so many organisations from funding bodies, government agencies and large colleges, to small independent training companies, charities and community organisations.

ayesha office manager

Ayesha Kamarudin

Job title
Office Manager

Length of time at GMLPF
Since 2005

Contact
0151 707 8775
ayesha@gmlpf.net

 

 


Areas of responsibility

  • Purchasing
  • Event management
  • General administrative duties
  • IT support to staff
  • Sales and purchase ledger
  • Planning and implementation of office systems
  • PA duties to CEO
  • Membership enquires/management of paperwork/invoicing
  • Management of internal Empress System
  • Liaison with Board of Directors
  • Member and partner communications
  • Management of special internal projects

Typical day

There’s no such thing as a typical day – each working day is so diverse. One day could be spent arranging events and the next could be filled with developing new systems and procedures or planning a new office move which should happen in the near future. And on other rare occasions I could be giving a helping hand handling data for the K2A programme.

Best thing about working at GMLPF

The personal development has been a good thing for me. Since working here I’ve achieved level 2 and 3 NVQ in business administration, and more recently graduated from a BSc (Hons) Business Management Degree at Edge Hill University.

Katie Administration AssistantKatie Ryder

Job title
Administration Assistant

Length of time at GMLPF
Started 14th August 2012

Contact
0151 707 8775
katie@gmlpf.net


Areas of responsibility

  • Customer service: dealing with visitors and phone enquiries
  • Assisting with meeting arrangements and facilities
  • Administrative support: production of documents, emails, producing spreadsheets etc.
  • Filing and record maintenance
  • Assist with Bursary
  • Support for K2A programme management: check paperwork, upload paper work onto system, help with data returns, produce reports and check invoices from K2A partners etc.
  • Organise free meals programme for K2A students
  • General administrative tasks

Typical day

There is not a typical day at GMLPF as I can be asked to do many different things  – routine tasks and new ones. Most of my time is spent carrying out administrative tasks and being on hand to offer help to other team members when they need it. I also organise free meals for students on GMLPF’s Key 2 Apprenticeship programme, enter all our data onto electronic systems, assist the K2A Manager by checking all paperwork and invoices, produce reports and help with the data returns.

Best thing about working at GMLPF

I have completed my level 2 and 3 qualifications with tpm since being an apprentice at GMLPF. I can say that the best thing about working here is that I get on with the rest of the team so well. There is always something different going on. One day I’ll be in the office and another day at a big event – I enjoy the variety and feel that I learn from it!

 

 

Paige Social Media ApprenticePaige Meecham

Job title
Social Media Apprentice

Length of time at GMLPF
Since 2014

Contact
0151 707 8775
paige@gmlpf.net

Areas of responsibility

  • Management of GMLPF twitter account
  • Website maintenance
  • Administrative support: production of documents, emailing etc
  • Customer Service – dealing with telephone enquiries and visitors to the office

Typical day

As I am a social media apprentice at GMLPF, my day is mostly filled with communications to our members via Facebook, twitter and the GMLPF website. In aiming to grow and develop the GMLPF brand and customer base, I am often involved in campaigns that aim to achieve this.

Best thing about working at GMLPF

It’s a really friendly environment so I get along with everybody which is great. A good thing for me is that I feel involved as part of the team, which is important, we are always here to help each other out during really busy periods. But I think the best thing for me is that in a few months’ time I will have achieved my Level 3 NVQ in Social Media.

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