Job Role: Public Health Improvement Co-ordinator – Community Wealth Builder Lead
Phone Number: 01302 737238
Email address: Lynsey.Wilson@doncaster.gov.uk
Locality… Across Doncaster
I have worked within the Public Health Team since January 2021, working in one of the Covid Test Centres, providing lateral flow tests to members of the public on a weekend, alongside working full time from April 2021 within the Well Doncaster Team.
I lead the Community Wealth Builder project, which aims to reduce wealth inequalities across Doncaster by supporting individuals, voluntary, community, faith, and social enterprises to grow and flourish. This Sector is the backbone of local communities, offering information, support, and guidance to Doncaster residents 365 days per year; this is why I both enjoy the variety of my job and feel incredibly lucky to be able to support the Sector.
I joined City of Doncaster Council in 1989 working as a Finance and Contracts Officer in the Education Directorate, and some of my other roles during the past 30+ years have included working within children and adults social care, delivering the Aiming High for Children with a Disability project, Safeguarding and Attendance Officer and School Business Manager in primary, secondary and Referral Units. I left the council for 8 years to work for a community group delivering a £6million project funded through European Regional Development Fund, working with NEETS to improve their employability skills, developing a work experience scheme, and encouraging them back into education. I am a qualified tutor and developed and delivered a variety of training courses including up to level 4 NVQs in Customer Service, Business Administration, ICT, Key Skills, Basic Skills and ESOL. I also provided training to other community groups in areas such as Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity, Payroll, and basic bookkeeping courses.
The Third Sector is such a vibrant community and that is why I enjoy working within it and supporting it; no two days are the same and it has shaped me into a very adaptable individual who has developed a number of skills which I don’t believe I would have if I hadn’t worked for a community group.
Fun fact: I trained to be a Scenes of Crime Officer
What people appreciate about me: I am hardworking and supportive
What is important to me: Spending time with my family and my dog, George
The thing I enjoy best about being part of Well Doncaster: The variety of the role and knowing that I make a difference by supporting community groups to grow and flourish.