Today, we will be introducing our On-Demand Project Coordinator. Please see below our interview with Natasha Mortimer.
Q1 When did you join Acuity?
'I joined Acuity through their graduate program in August 2016, having graduated from the University of Surrey in the June of that year with a high 2.1 in English literature. For the first three months of my new-found career, I worked for the company as an SDR before being asked to join their Account Management team once my probationary period was up.'
Q2 What is your role & key responsibilities?
'My role within the business has definitely changed since I first joined, having now recently transitioned into the Operations department as a Project Coordinator (in training) for the Sage Financials (formerly ‘Live’) team. The team needed not only somebody to assist with planning the schedules for each consultant, but to be there to provide support with both the administrative and communicative aspects of each project.
My current key responsibilities include: arranging meetings, reporting on team utilisation, and keeping our customers updated on the status of their Sage Financials implementation project.'
Q3 In your opinion, what make’s Acuity different?
'One of the first tasks I was given as a new employee was to present to the Acuity board my feedback on how successful I perceived their brand marketing to be. As you might expect, I was a little apprehensive in being ‘too honest’ - after all, it was my first full-time job and it was not something I wanted to jeopardise by saying something that they might not want to hear.
However, the experience was very different to what I expected. I answered their questions as constructively as I could, as did the other graduates, and Acuity responded by making some of the changes that we suggested! Not once did they query our level of expertise; instead they listened to our feedback and showed us that our views as growing individuals were just as important as anybody else’s. Overall, what makes Acuity different is the desire to help us progress not only to be successful as an employee, but to support us also on a personal level – as a fellow human being.'
Q4 What are your key goals each month?
'My key goal is to help ensure time is utilised in a functional and productive manner so that the team can complete projects to a high standard. “All feedback is good feedback” may be true, but positive feedback is always the best way to end the working week!'
Q5 What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
'Outside of work, I enjoy combining weightlifting with golf (hopefully not at the same time) in order to enhance both the technique and power of my swing. This means that on Sunday mornings, when my technique is a little off-kilter, you will see me inadvertently knocking squirrels sideways out of the trees from an impressive distance.'
Look out for our next blog in our Humans of Acuity series where we will be talking to our CEO, Lee Whelan.