In reaction to the outbreak of COVID-19, Movemeon developed an initiative titled ‘Consultants Against COVID-19‘. This initiative comprises of 400+ highly skilled consultants and ex-consultants willing and ready to provide their services for free to support any charities, public sector and other not for profit organisations in need during the crisis. Headed up by Jack Fitch and Clare Tsangari (who are also volunteering their support for free) they are matchmaking the best skills to key roles and creating awareness through a dedicated LinkedIn channel.
40+ consultants have currently been placed with a variety of public health organisations, charities and government at the national level. This is Rachael’s journey to supporting Peppy Health with their trial support programme for new and expectant parents to help those most in need.
Where did you start your career/where are you going?
I am an experienced business strategy and transformation leader, having spent the last few years as a Programme Manager for Santander UK.
What first attracted you to volunteer your time and join Consultants against COVID-19?
In these challenging times of social isolation, there are so many people in need of help and support. I hate the idea of anyone feeling alone or thinking there’s no-one they can reach out to. I was determined to help support the most vulnerable in society any way I could.
What are the key aspects of your new role and how do they help support your new company?
As a pro-bono consultant for Peppy Health, I’ve applied my reporting, analytics and modelling experience to ensure their trial support programme for new and expectant parents helps those most in need.
How has this worldwide pandemic affected you personally/your work life?
To say this crisis has turned my world upside down would be an understatement. I had decided to take a career break, after taking voluntary redundancy from Santander, and was due to start an amazing 6-month backpacking adventure around South America. I’d already moved out of my home in London, moved all of my belongings to my parents and was packed up, ready to go when ‘Lock Down’ was rolled out. To top things off, I was actually in Edinburgh with friends when the situation with coronavirus began to deteriorate. Luckily, I was able to travel back to my parents in Liverpool but was separated from my partner who was still in London.
What are you doing more of because of coronavirus?
My main focus at the moment is supporting Peppy, but when I do have a spare moment my time is directed towards my next career move.
Finally, what are you most looking forward to doing once social distancing rules have been relaxed?
I’ve been separated from my partner for nearly 9 weeks, I can’t wait to see him again and return back to London.
Whether you’re on the front lines of fighting the virus or not, Consultants Against COVID-19 are helping companies with full-time support down to one-off expertise. Please contact freehelp@movemeon
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