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Staff Profile: Education Administrator, Gemma

What do you do at SRV?

I work part-time in the roles of Education Administrator and WEAAD Administrator. I support our Education Coordinator, Gary Ferguson, with scheduling upcoming community and professional education talks, liaising with the team of Volunteer Peer Educators, organising travel arrangements and ensuring each talk is provided with enough SRV printed resources. For example, brochures, booklets, help sheets, and tip sheets, on various aspects of elder abuse prevention and support.
My role as part-time WEAAD Administrator is just for three months of the year. I look after the admin tasks, such as coordinating the updating of merchandise and printed materials, then packaging them up and sending them out to organisations all over Victoria. I do the updates to the WEAAD website. I assist with scheduling the many WEAAD-related community and professional education talks and presentations given by the SRV Education team across Victoria. I also organise the admin side of SRV’s flagship WEAAD event, ‘Stir a Cuppa with Seniors’. Gary focuses on theme, content and speakers, while I organise the venue, catering, set up and technical side of things as well as manage the invitations and guest list.

How long have you worked at SRV? 

I first joined SRV in 2017 as part-time Administrator for a few months, prior to SRV and COTA leaving the Block Arcade offices. I then returned in 2019 in the same role, then moved across to be Education Administrator. I also hold another part-time role within COTA Victoria as Administrator for the Aged Care System Navigation team.

What do you like most about your role? 

I really enjoy working with Gary Ferguson and the team of Peer Educators who are such passionate, smart, warm and wonderful people. As are the whole team at SRV.

What would we most likely find you doing in your spare time? 

Writing, reading, gardening and playing the piano are all things I love to do. But truth be told I’m also likely to also be found sleeping in, scrolling Instagram and Pinterest, or watching Netflix!

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