IFLI Events and Outreach Assistant says goodbye
Nicholas Reid, our IFLI Events and Outreach Assistant, who many people who have attended IFLI events will have met, has sadly now come to the end of his contract. He worked with us for 18 months as part of our Training Tomorrow's Talent project, which has allowed IFLI and our partners to employ a number of people at the beginning of their careers in natural and cultural heritage, to help kick-start their progress, and give them opportunities for training and experience.
Nicholas has been a fantastic member of the IFLI team, and will be very much missed by us all, not only for his excellent communications and organisational skills, but for his great sense of humour and early-morning coffee making! Writing about his time here, Nicholas says:
'I’ve very much enjoyed my time at IFLI – not only because I’ve been lucky enough to be part in such an interesting and important project, but because I’ve had countless opportunities to learn and develop, both professionally, in terms of my work experience, and personally, as I’ve learnt so much about the heritage and history at this part of the world. It’s given me a new way of looking at the area where I grew up, and has introduced me to places further afield. I can also now confidently identify up to four species of bird, which is actually a dramatic improvement from when I started. On top of this I’ve also had to chance to work with some excellent and passionate people; those in the IFLI team and in national organisations like the RSPB and local groups like Braveheart.
Although I am sad to be leaving, I’m looking forward to the next stage of my career, and can look back fondly at the last 18 months.'
We wish Nicholas all the very best for his future. He'll be an asset to any organisation that he works for, and we look forward to hearing how his career progresses.