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We’re celebrating the achievements of women in Mirus

March marks Women’s History Month in the UK. A month focused on promoting the contributions women have made throughout history and society. We always seek to encourage the women who work at Mirus, and enjoy celebrating all their achievements.  

Aimee Price was recently successful in obtaining an internal promotion and became a Health & Safety Officer within Mirus. She said:Selfie of Aimee

“I have always applauded the fact that Mirus has a strong female workforce, especially in senior positions which I think is awesome and shows that everyone gets an equal opportunity to develop within their career at Mirus.” 

One of our strategic aims is to continue to value, support and develop our staff and volunteers. We do this through our monthly ‘Mirus Moments’ – an award that recognises when someone has done something extra special.   

Helen Williams, Locality Manager in Ystradgynlais, won a Mirus Moment award in January. Helen was promoted to Locality Manager for Ystradgynlais in late 2023 and has already made a positive impact in the region. Helen is very supportive and shows a huge amount of encouragement to her team. She has helped all the team leaders to flourish in their roles.  

Helen was nominated by Sally Bathurst, Assistant Head of Service – Powys/Gwent, who said:

“The way Helen is leading the team is resulting in more positive outcomes for the people supported as they have happy and supported teams. This huge positive change is certainly not going unnoticed.” 

Recognising staff participation is always important, with Helen stating: Selfie of Helen

“It feels very overwhelming to be recognised for doing my job. It’s great to see that all areas of Mirus are being recognised, included, and rewarded.” 

We believe in progression throughout Mirus. Over the years, we have seen many of our staff members work with us for the entirety of their careers – picking up promotions along the way.

Helen said:

“I feel that Mirus are very supportive on promoting within, they spend time training and mentoring staff to work to the best of their abilities. They recognise staff’s abilities and work with them to always achieve their best.” 

We also believe in encouraging staff to grow, develop and try something new which can often see them join different departments. Sophie Ducroq was previously an Assistant team Manager in Cardiff and had a keen interest in Risk Assessing and Manual Handling – which saw her apply for the role of Health and Safety co-ordinator after an internal promotion opened up the position. 

Sophie said: Selfie of Sophie

“I’ve done the same job since I was 18 and I wasn’t sure I would be able to do anything else – after speaking with a few colleagues around about whether they thought I would be suitable to apply for the role I was overwhelmed by the encouragement I received.” 

When asked about the opportunities within Mirus, Sophie said:

“I was also given the opportunity to gain my level 5 Diploma-City and Guilds Leadership for Health and Social Care (adults management), and I appreciated being supported to do this through Mirus, to help me grow.” 

At Mirus we believe all achievements, whether they be big or small, should be celebrated. The contributions made by staff have positive impacts on the whole of Mirus and the wider society. Celebrating achievements not only boosts morale, but it also means staff feel valued, recognised and supported.  

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