Meet Team buzz: Maxine

Meet Team buzz Maxine

What’s your role within buzz Manchester Health & Wellbeing Service?

I am the Physical Activity Referral Service (PARS) Team Administrator.

Describe a typical day at work…

For anyone that knows me it all starts with a coffee. No two days are the same, I carry out the daily admin for the PARS team, this includes answering the phone, sending letters and booking appointments. As well as the admin side, I am a qualified Nordic Walking Instructor and I lead a walk every Thursday. We currently have about 20 people on this walk.

What do you love most about your job?

I love the variety this role brings and really enjoy working with all my colleagues. The highlight of my week, if I had to pick one, is my Nordic Walking group. Everyone in the group is so friendly, and I look forward to meeting everyone each week.

If you had to do another job for one day what would you pick?

Considering I have 3 dogs and 4 cats, I guess it would be something to do with animals.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I have three children who are all grown up now, as well as two grandsons. We get together on Saturdays, I love this time as a family exploring and discovering new places for my grandsons to visit. I am an avid reader and love to sit in the sun relaxing with a good book.

What’s your favourite thing about Manchester?

That no matter how long you have lived in Manchester there are always new places to visit. I love the green spaces close to where I live, and the passion people have for these spaces, so much so that they volunteer to keep them clean and tidy for everyone to use.

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