"It’s a fabulous atmosphere and it’s great being able to work with such a range of people"
Sue Sloane has worked in our shops for just over four years. Having started as a volunteer at our Erdington outlet, she is now manager of the Wylde Green shop.
“My background is art-based; I went to university and did a degree in Fine Art, took about a year out and then had my second child so I was a stay-at-home mum for a while. I started as a volunteer, then the job of Assistant Manager became available, and then I stepped up to Manager. I wasn’t thinking about doing this as a long-term career at first, but being able to get out of the house and be with people on a daily basis, instead of at home all the time was good for my mental health, and as I progressed, I realised I loved this job which is why I’m still here now.
“As a manager, you have to know the ins and outs of everything. It’s very diverse and you have to know about a lot, but it’s a fabulous atmosphere and it’s great being able to work with such a range of people from 16-year-olds to our volunteer Mabel who’s 83.”