SSCE Cymru Participation Lead Officer
Joanna joins us as the new SSCE Cymru Participation Lead Officer (PLO). In her role she will support, develop and implement projects and activities, such as the SSCE Cymru Service children ambassador scheme.
Joanna has first-hand experience of Armed Forces life, having been a Service child herself and later marrying a long serving member of the Army. They have two children and have lived in many locations across the UK and Germany. Whilst ‘following the flag’ for the last 20 years, Joanna has undertaken various employment, including Resettlement, Education and Human Resources, all within the MOD. Having recently settled in Wales, her husband continues to commute to wherever the Army needs him.
Joanna is a keen gardener and walker, someone who fully appreciates the restorative benefits to being outside in nature. Joanna has also enjoyed many volunteer roles. Working with charities such as The Prince’s Trust, SSAFA Forces Help and in more recent years, Scouts, where she is Cub Scout Leader.
Joanna has always enjoyed working with children and fully understands the importance of actively listening to them and their views. This is something that she will continue to do as PLO, for Service children in Wales to feel supported and celebrated.
“I look forward to encouraging engagement with our Service children in Wales. All Service children should feel valued, celebrated and welcomed wherever they are.”