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Lara Peters, Voids Co-ordinator
What’s your working day like?
My working day does very dramatically, which is good as I'm never doing repetitive tasks and I'm always working on something different. I enjoy being under pressure and thrive off having a very busy week (as daft as this may sound!).
Why did you choose a career as a Voids Co-ordinator?
I had never actually chosen a career path as such, my ambition was to be involved in a large, successful business and ‘climb the ladder’ so to speak.
And if I do say so myself, looking back at my three years with the business, so far I think I’m doing pretty well. The role I’m currently in had evolved from one of the first steps Yarlington Property Solutions took into the commercial world and I am extremely proud to be a part of our progression.
What are your colleagues like?
Working with my colleagues is one of the best parts of my job, if it wasn’t for the help and support we give each other I don’t think anyone would be where they are today.
Is it challenging?
At times yes, but as I have already explained I thrive off the busy times. Luckily, with the support and guidance from my colleagues and peers I am able to overcome particularly difficult scenarios.
What do you like best about your job?
The people and sense of achievement. We trust and respect each other and in my job we work most of the time towards key performance indicators so we always have a goal to work towards and things to improve on. When we improve on those targets it is the most rewarding feeling knowing we have achieved another goal or smashed another target!
And the least?
It may sound like a lie but I promise it isn’t… there really isn’t one for me. There are a few tasks that may be a little less interesting than others but I can honestly say I love my job and I enjoy coming into work everyday!
What would you say to others thinking of a career as a voids co-ordinator?
I would say that if you are looking for a challenging, yet rewarding job then this one is definitely one to consider.
Everyday is different, you may not know what you could be dealing with next but for me, that’s the exciting part!
Hannah Maynard, Senior Works Planner
I’m very lucky to work with a great bunch of people who have brilliant repairs and maintenance knowledge. We work closely with the works supervisors and support each other on a daily basis
Jess Martin, Trainee Surveyor
My other colleagues are brilliant, I couldn’t have asked for better support within my team. The team are extremely busy, however I feel we work really well together and get the job done.