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Elaine Powell School of Health adminElaine Powell

I have worked for many years in healthcare and customer service roles and have always been passionate about helping people to ensure they get the best attention and service. It’s satisfying to know I have done my best to make someone smile.

I worked for a Pharmacy company for 7 years as a Rota Coordinator looking after around 50 branches. This involved ensuring a Pharmacist was always in the branch so they could trade and ensure customers were receiving the best service and medication. I then worked for another healthcare company who manufactured and supplied urinary products to patients. My role was taking calls from patients and processing their orders, ensuring they received their products in good time.

After a health scare, I lost my way a little and I was uncertain as to what I really would like to do and thought about a career change. I tried out a couple of new things but soon realised it was not for me and then I came across a job vacancy at The School of Health. I searched and read through their website and was instantly interested. It was another role in healthcare, which I love, but this time with a more holistic outlook. I was very excited when I received the invitation to come and meet Mani, Amanda and Jen. I just knew as soon as I walked through the door into this tranquil setting with such lovely people it was meant to be and I said to myself “this is where I am going to be happy and find myself again”. I help with orders, enrolments, updating student’s records and lots of other varied and interesting admin tasks to help students and the School.

I live on the outskirts of Stroud in a beautiful setting near the canal with my husband Cliff and my crazy and very spoilt Chocolate Lab Scoobs. We enjoy the walks around the area, checking up on our feathered neighbours – the ducks and swans and, also socialising with our families and friends. I just love the simple things in life and helping others wherever and whenever I can.

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