So I became a policy officer just after the birth of the Scottish Parliament. I created strategies for social inclusion, partnerships for community safety and action plans for increased childcare. But it wasn’t enough for my active side. I wanted something where I could show a bit of drive.
I transferred into business improvement. Doing best value reviews, facilitating workshops and reporting on performance. But it wasn’t enough for my doing side. I wanted a role where I could really make things change.
With promotion came the chance to be a Head of Exchequer Services. I could lead, I could manage, I could do. It kept me motivated and focussed for a few years. But it wasn’t enough; I wanted something to fuel my passion.
And then it happened.
I was given the lead for procurement.
I fell in love.