Staff Stories

Starting any new job brings with it a sense of wondering whether you will be happy there, or fit in. When that includes having to discuss your disability with a new employer, it is inevitably something that really matters. Arriving at Bucks I found not only the people, but the systems, overwhelmingly supportive and a really genuine effort to go the extra mile was made to make sure everything possible was done to smooth things for me. Having now spent my first few months at Bucks, I can see that this welcome is just part of the way that Bucks operates all the time, for everyone. It’s a very warm and welcoming place. Staff policies are not just pieces of paper but ways of working that are inclusive, positive and supportive. My first impression was of a light, bright, friendly and welcoming place and that view has been strengthened even more with time. I’ve been offered help whenever I have needed it and this makes such a difference to feeling part of the team and valued by the organisation. Bucks is not only the most disability-friendly employer I’ve ever worked for but also the most friendly in every other way. Bucks is a great place to work.

Cass Davenport – Senior Lecturer in Aviation Mangement

I really enjoy working at Bucks and the highlight for me is the people – students and staff. I’m very lucky in my role as a Faculty Operations Manager to be able to be involved in so many different aspects of the organisation and every day brings new challenges. There is no such thing as a typical day – I could be doing anything; organising an office move, purchasing IT, attending committee meetings and anything and everything in between. But I wouldn’t be able to do this without the support and help of so many different areas and, as such, we’re a great team.

Katie Collins - Faculty Operations Manager, Design, Media & Management