Sarah Westwood - Assistant Manager
What is your name?
What is your job title?
Assistant Manager with Elgin Sports Community Trust
Provide a brief description of your business.
The Elgin Sports Community Trust is a registered charity and has been established to provide safe, secure, and accessible sporting facilities for the Moray community in order to promote the advancement of public participation in sport. However, it’s not just a football facility – any groups are welcome to use the facilities.
Describe your career pathway after leaving school.
I left school in my 5th year at Elgin Academy, where I then went on to do various part time jobs before going on to complete a Modern Apprenticeship in Retail with New Look.
What is your favourite thing about the work that you do?
I have been working with Elgin Sports Community Trust as an Assistant Manager for one month and I am loving the job so far! It’s exciting to see how the Elgin Sports Community Trust develops, as I have been involved with the charity since near the beginning of their journey. Plus, it’s great to see more and more people getting involved and seeing everything come together.
Why did you want to work in this industry?
I have always been very sporty, so I always thought about doing a career which was related to sport, but I never knew exactly what I wanted to do. I attended Elgin Sports Community Trust committee meetings as a volunteer and was then offered a full-time job with Elgin Sports Community Trust.
What does a typical day in your role involve?
As an Assistant Manager with Elgin Sports Community Trust, my role varies. I could be coordinating a league, advertising, using social media or manning the sports pitches.
What is your advice to young people who are considering working in this sector?
My advice to young people is to take up volunteering opportunities as this shows commitment to any employer. Just get involved with something as quickly as possible!
Any other comments?
There are still different phases to come in the journey of Elgin Sports Community Trust. This will bring more employment opportunities to the people of Moray. We always need more volunteers to help where and when they can.