It was always a goal to work in the third sector after doing a few jobs that were very process-driven and didn't allow for any creativity or 'making a difference' so yes, I guess I did actively seek to do something more suited to me.
Thanks Martin - it's just hard to when you have such an insane workload. I was in school for 2 weeks of those 6 weeks sorting out wall displays and preparing seating plans. Didn't get much of a chance to spend any time with my DC or DH.
There's a huge need for competent people to advocate for the disabled and disadvantaged and to ensure they receive the help they should have.
There used to be centres that did this, now most have gone and CAB are overwhelmed. If you think you could be happy and make a difference doing that sort of advocacy, please put it on your list for consideration.
If you want to focus on advocating for children, consider supporting parents in their applications for SN funding.