Phoebe White, Learning and Development Manager (volunteers), London

I’ve worked for the MS Society since March 2010. It’s the longest I’ve worked anywhere! I moved to the ethical sector in 2004, after a career in media, because I wanted to work for a cause, rather than for an company concerned with profit.

Why do you like working with us?

When starting at the MS Society it struck me (and still does) as a really creative place to work. I’ve collaborated with some amazing staff and volunteers over the years and have been encouraged to be myself at work... which is a really wonderful culture to be a part of.

We have an ambitious strategy with much change we want to achieve for people affected by MS and it gives me, not only a sense of grounded purpose in my own life, but also an exciting challenge to use and develop my skills in playing my part in that. Everyday is different and I thrive on that variety. 

What does your job involve?

In my role, although based in London, I have travelled the UK and really value the experiences I’ve had and the volunteers I have met in designing and implementing L and D programmes to support them in their roles.

I am responsible for ensuring we have an efficient, structured and informed approach to supporting our volunteers - the time, skills and commitment they gift us, whether that be on a long term and committed or one-off and ad hoc basis is truly inspiring. 

Page last updated: 17 Mar 2016
We have an ambitious strategy with much change we want to achieve for people affected by MS and it gives me, not only a sense of grounded purpose in my own life, but also an exciting challenge to use and develop my skills in playing my part in that

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