Office Manager and PA to the Managing Director
Rachel started off her working life as a PA at an executive recruitment company in Manchester, before taking a role first as office manager and then as Corporate Fundraising Executive at Marie Curie Cancer Care, where she first met Lily. Her exceptional organisational and project management skills were crucial to building the charity’s reputation for delivering major corporate fundraising campaigns with national brands including: Laura Ashley; BAe Systems; Morrisons Supermarkets and Barclays Bank. Her passion for working in the charity sector and her interest in helping developing world countries that have been decimated by war led Rachel to take on a project coordinator role at the Manchester based international NGO Mines Advisory Group (MAG). Here, she supported and coordinated landmine clearance projects overseas. An analytical thinker with an eye for detail, Rachel was recruited as the North West Regional Coordinator for BBC Children in Need, taking responsibility for managing the grant making programme across the region. She then became a Grants Assessor for the charity where she was responsible for analysing all aspects of project applications from charities and public organisations and making recommendations for funding from the charity. Before joining Morgan James, Rachel added a new string to her bow, working in finance as a Bursar in a large and diverse primary school in Hanley, Stoke-on Trent. Rachel re-joined Lily at Morgan James in 2015 and is the beating heart of the office, responsible for: coordinating all coaching and training programmes; providing support to the associate team; managing the finances and, “….paying attention to the detail to make sure that everything runs smoothly – she is literally my right and left-hand woman,” says Lily. When Rachel is not at work or involved in her numerous family commitments, Rachel can be found running, swimming, practising yoga, walking or shopping!
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