Lisa Ball

Lisa Ball

Area Lead - ASK

What is your role at Workpays?

I have 2 roles with Workpays, the primary role is Area Lead for the ASK project delivering apprenticeship support and knowledge in schools and education settings and the second role is Safeguarding Officer for the company having responsibility for Safeguarding policies, procedures and supporting the staff team to carry out their responsibilities in safeguarding young people from harm.

What did you do before Workpays?

I was a Manager at Nottingham City’s Key Stage 4 Pupil Referral Unit, managing a team of mentors supporting the 130 students in removing their barriers to educational achievement and providing pastoral care and safeguarding to those young people.

What is your proudest moment professionally?

Taking all opportunities that have come my way to develop myself as a professional and, of course, working with some amazing and inspirational young people along the way who didn’t let their barriers and difficulties stop them from achieving and striving to reach their dreams.

What is your proudest moment personally?

Being happy.

What do you do for fun?

Lots of things!! Go to see live music and festivals, walk the dog, hang out with my kids, live, laugh, love.

If you could have one super power, what would it be?

Flying…I hate sitting in traffic!

Give an interesting fact about yourself...

I used to get chauffer drive to school in a Rolls Royce.  I lift shared with a boy who’s Dad was a self employed chauffer, the boy got the rough end of the deal having to swap his Rolls Royce for my mums Renault 5.

What is one item you can't live without?

My cats…technically that’s two but, aside from actual people, they are my absolute treasures and make me laugh, give me unconditional love and wind the dog up for fun.

What is your life motto?

Never stop learning.

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