Julie Pope

What do you do at Carefree? 

Office Administrator-

I help the team working with young people by ensuring they have all they need to perform their role as efficiently as possible, which includes transport booking, providing group activity supplies and assisting with administrative tasks as and when required.

I also run the Funds for Care scheme and I am responsible for the launching of this, from the sending out of applications and processing the requests, to the purchasing of selected items for young people. This is a lovely opportunity for me to work closer with young people and to help them achieve their dreams.

What do you like about working at Carefree?

I enjoy the staff camaraderie as well as the variation of the work that comes my way. Carefree is such a committed organisation to the health and welfare of workers.

Can you say a bit about your past experience and qualifications?

Due to long periods of illness, I was unable to work for several years, during which I completed a BSC (Hons) Degree. For this I studied environmental science, social science as well as general science which covered a variety of topics such as BSE and clean water problems in developing countries. 

I then worked as a volunteer at Coastline Housing, followed by a 6-month volunteering position for CN4C before being lucky enough to be employed by Carefree.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? 

My biggest love is reading, along with watching Scandi Noir Dramas. I love to spend time with my grandchildren who range from 7 to 21 years’ old and who have very varied interests which I also share with them, such as wildlife and the countryside. As well as this, I enjoy swimming and long hot summers in Cornwall.