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New to the job -Darren Foote

New to the job is a feature where we meet people from across the sector who have taken on a new role. If you want to take part email [email protected]

Darren FooteWhat is your name?

Darren Foote.

Where do you work and what do you do?

I’m the Employment & Enterprise Coach at Tai Calon. I joined in February 2019.

Why did you choose a career in housing?

For the chance to help people.

What is the most important thing you have you learned since starting your career in housing?

That it is not all about collecting rent and repairs.

What advice would you give someone applying for a job in housing?

To ensure that you want to help people in difficult situations.

Where would you be working, if not in housing?

Teaching.

What motivates you?

Helping others

What do you do to relax?

Reading, listening to music.

Proudest moment?

Bodyguard to the Queen Mother 1992 inauguration of the Women’s Royal Army Corps (WRAC) into the British Army Guildford.

Most embarrassing moment?

My dog when he was a puppy pee’d all over a pensioner’s trousers and shoes at a function.

What was the last film you watched and how did you rate it?

Alita– very good.

 


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