Career Progression Stories: Kim Pengilly

20th February 2024

At 1625, we are passionately dedicated to fostering the growth and development of our colleagues, empowering them to excel in their careers. Explore Kim Pengilly’s (People Advisor) journey in our latest instalment of ‘Career Progression Stories.’

“I joined 1625 Independent People in August 2021, stepping into a role that was entirely new to me but the first step on the career path I wanted to pursue. My manager took a chance on me, recognising my transferable skills, which I’m really grateful for. As People Support Officer, one of my responsibilities was recruitment, which entailed working closely with new starters.

I loved being involved in people’s initial moments at 1625 and creating a positive experience for them.

In September 2022, I successfully applied for a more senior position in the team, which had become available due to maternity leave, and in February 2023 I started my new role as People Advisor.

I was thrilled to have another opportunity to develop my skills, advancing along a career path that I both enjoy and aligns with my values. Having now been made permanent in this position, I can continue working for an organisation that I admire.

These opportunities have boosted my confidence and allowed me to work for an organisation that cares for its colleagues, providing me the space to make a difference and be surrounded by supportive colleagues. Throughout my journey at 1625, my manager has been incredibly encouraging, coaching me every step of the way.”

Join Our Team!

Has this story inspired you to join 1625? Explore our jobs and volunteering opportunities here.

 

In other news...
  • 5th March 2024

    Bristol City Council and youth homelessness charity 1625 Independent People (1625) are coming together to create more new homes for young people in the city. Co-designed with young people, the council and 1625 are partnering to create 8-10 new affordable homes for young people who are ready to live independently. The new homes are a […]

  • 1st March 2024

    At 1625, we are passionately dedicated to fostering the growth and development of our colleagues, empowering them to excel in their careers. Explore Hannah Green’s (Building Futures Team Leader) journey in our latest instalment of ‘Career Progression Stories.’ “When I first applied for a maternity cover position at 1625, I saw it as a chance […]

  • 26th February 2024

    Confidence – Skills – Fulfilling lives “I have goals and ambitions – I actually feel like I can do it now” “The support I have received has been more than just a step to a career path. My work with my Reboot West Coach has been substantial to me understanding that I am capable and […]

  • 23rd February 2024

    This February, we’re proudly celebrating LGBT+ History Month. Recognising the importance of supporting our LGBTQ+ colleagues and the young people in our services, we stand committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment. Elsie Ridley, a member of our Peer Queer Group, shares her story below: “After the news of Brianna Ghey’s murder broke, I […]