Debs goes Digital!

Our next #HiddenHero is colleague Debs, who has gone ‘above and beyond’ for over six weeks to support our Internal Audit, Digital and IT services in responding to new challenges.

Debs is a member of the Internal Audit team and supports Heads of Service with audit projects. However, after seeing that COVID-19 was putting great pressure on our Digital services in recent weeks, she approached Digital and volunteered her support.

Since then, Debs has been an invaluable asset for our Digital & IT team. She has helped set up IT equipment so that Spectrum staff could begin to work from home, helped IT develop their asset database and helped to deliver frequent training sessions on Microsoft Teams. She has been also supporting the Digital team with process-mapping tasks and developing Digital innovations.

Judy, Head of Digital, said, “Debs is fantastic and I genuinely can’t describe how helpful she has been recently – not only in supporting IT and Digital operationally but in supporting the whole business to adapt to new working conditions in response to COVID-19. She is a responsive, communicative, selfless person who has helped in every way possible, without being asked. Thank you so much Debs!”

Karen, who leads the Internal Audit team, adds, “The way Debs has been flexible in supporting both services is truly admirable. As well as helping out Digital, she continues to work with me on existing Audit projects and to support me in developing databases for GOLD Command. She helps other members of the Internal Audit team if they need anything and has a can-do attitude – she’s a great Hidden Hero”.

Well done Debs!