Maryam Ali started work at the start of our new term, and it’s really great to have her here. It’s a busy time for her, but she made time to chat with me and answer a few questions about her new job, work background and some random stuff I decided to ask her, just for the heck of it.
Read on to find out more!
HI Maryam, it’s great to have you here! I hope you’re settling in well?
Thanks, it’s great to be here! It’s getting really busy, but I’m enjoying it.
Good. I’m gonna jump right in. Why did you want to work at back on Track?
I wanted to work at Back on Track as I wanted a new challenge. I really respect and connect with the ethos of Back on Track – A charity focusing on making a positive change to the lives of disadvantaged adults. It felt like something that I’d love to be a part of.
What did you do before?
I’ve previously worked within the justice sector as the Curriculum Team Leader for Functional Skills. It meant that I gained a lot of experience of helping people to learn basic skills, as well as working with offenders and the prison system. It’s very different here, but some of that experience will come in handy.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy spending quality time with my friends and family; cinemas, theatres, bowling and shopping. I really enjoy comedy too and enjoy going to the comedy store to check out the latest talent in laughs!
Have you ever been on stage, or famous for something?
I’m not sure if it makes me famous, but I did have a variety of poems published in books when I was younger. They focused around friendship and school – I still have the copies of the books now…I felt famous at the time!
Thanks Maryam, you’re a star!
Best of luck in your new challenge!