Meet Charlotte Channing, she's the Contact Centre Supervisor at Guernsey's Covid Vaccination Centre. We asked Charlotte to tell us a bit about herself and to share her thoughts on working at the CVC and living in Guernsey through the pandemic... of course, we put it in a List!
Here's what Charlotte had to say...
I am a supervisor in the Vaccine Contact Centre, helping manage a team of twelve call handlers who are responsible for booking appointments for Islanders to receive their vaccinations. I really enjoy my current role and am very proud to have a role in Guernsey’s Covid response. This role has given me opportunities to develop skills and knowledge quickly in areas I would not have had the opportunity to without this placement.
No two shifts are ever the same in the VCC, with a number of different queries coming in, from ‘can I have the vaccine in my buttocks instead of my arm’ to ‘I’m stuck in another country please can you ship me my vaccine’.
I work full time for the States of Guernsey in Guernsey Waste. When I came to the island I wanted to work for the States of Guernsey, and I had an interest in the new initiatives that Guernsey Waste were beginning.
I was initially redeployed to the Vaccine Contact Centre, and then seconded for a period of six months.
I'm originally from Jersey and moved over to Guernsey two years ago to be with my partner.
I think Guernsey has a lot of charm and I love all of the events that the Island has all year round as well as having the rest of the Bailiwick a short boat trip away.
I have seen a great Guernsey Together spirit and although it has been hard not getting back to Jersey to see my family I wouldn’t have wanted to experience this last year anywhere else. I feel very proud to be apart of a community that has handled the pandemic so well.
Thank you Charlotte!
There's more from Charlotte and her colleagues in our feature on The Many Faces of Guernsey's CVC
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