After four years, it’s time for me to begin the process of ‘hanging up my boots’ at CAG Oxfordshire.
Working with the CAG Oxfordshire network has been an amazing and varied experience for me, with great colleagues, partners and co-conspirators. We’ve made some big changes, built a new organisation from scratch, and significantly grown our work supporting community-led change across Oxfordshire. I’ve met a whole load of new friends and collaborators across Oxfordshire, and learned heaps along the way.
Like a lot of people, with COVID changing all our lives, I’ve recently been reflecting on what I want to do next. I’ve come to the conclusion that a bit of a break from work and a change would do me some good. So whilst I have some sadness to be stepping out of the CAG Oxfordshire team soon, I feel very fortunate that I’m in a position to take a break and have a think about where I want to put my time and energy next. In short, I’m not sure what I’ll be doing next year, but for now I hope it involves riding my bike (more)!
But don’t worry, I’m not going right away! I’m working as normal until I’ve handed over to my successor and the rest of the team. This will likely be towards the end of 2021.
I’m immensely proud of what CAG Oxfordshire’s small staff team has achieved over the last few years, and particularly to be a tiny part of what the CAG Network as a whole achieves across Oxfordshire. I’m looking forward to celebrating the 20th birthday of the CAG Oxfordshire network at our From the Ground Up exhibition, launching at Arts at the Old Fire Station in Oxford at the end of this month. It also feels like a good time to be passing my role on to someone new, and for the new ideas and possibilities that will bring.
We’ve just launched the recruitment for someone to join our team in my Lead Coordinator role – so take a look at that and help us spread the word if you can.
I’ll be happy to have a chat with anyone about the role, if you’re interested.