Sunday, 6 January 2013

I have a new job!

I have some exciting news. I'm moving to Birmingham Metropolitan College to be their Head of External Communications and PR.
I've been at Wolverhampton Homes for just over three years now and working with the housing sector since 2007. Moving to the education sector is going to be a big deal but I'm energised by the prospect.
I started working in the housing sector while at Quicksilver PR. Straight away it clicked for me; I loved the kind of stories I was working on and the passion of the people I worked with.
In late 2007 I started to get interested in social media and began to see the potential for organisations.
At that point, social media was a new tool. I felt strongly that social media was best managed in house so I looked around for opportunities that would allow me to do that. I was lucky to secure a job at Orbit as a Marketing and Communications Manager. I wasn't at Orbit for long but I learnt lots more about the sector and how to get things done.
Joining Wolverhampton Homes in January 2010, I felt like my wings were unclipped for the first time. I set up the Twitter account on my second day and was able to unleash my ideas on the world. I've blogged lots about our social media journey; that and leading on employee engagement are the two areas that really define my time with Wolverhampton Homes. I've also learnt more about managing people and got a few more experiences under my belt.
Moving to BMETC will undoubtedly be a big step but I am looking forward to getting to know a new sector. BMETC's culture of innovation, fast pace and ambitious growth made it an attractive destination for me.
Wolverhampton Homes is a great place to work. They're now recruiting for my post and you can read more about it here.


  1. Hi Kate
    Congratulations! It will be interesting to hear about what learning from your current role proves useful in a different context. Thanks for everything you've shared here, I've found so much of what you've blogged about thought-provoking and motivating.
    Good luck in the new job :o)

  2. Thank you Lorna, that is so lovely. I am nervous and excited in equal measure! I will keep blogging and keep in touch :)


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