We caught up with Demelza's new Storytelling Officer, Oliver, to see how he's settling into life at Demelza, and how his role will look day to day...
My day-to-day at Demelza so far has been a bit of a blur!
I’ve dropped in on more Zoom meetings than I can count, introducing myself to different teams and warning them that I’m about to be under their feet a lot more, and I’ve already had access to a lot of really amazing training on topics like safeguarding and bereavement. Everyone’s been incredibly welcoming, both within my own team and the wider organisation, and I definitely get the sense that I’m amongst some very talented people.
Now that I’m a bit more settled (one month down!) I am starting to get stuck into some “proper” work. The Storytelling Officer role is all about finding people – whether Demelza families, our staff, or our volunteers – who have interesting or inspiring stories to tell, and sharing them with our supporters and beyond. I’ve started reaching out to people for interviews, and my calendar is filling up; it’s daunting, but very exciting! It’s already clear to me that everyone here has something valuable to share, and I’m looking forward to unearthing more of these stories in future.
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