Laura Robertson

Finance and Fundraising Officer

I started at RLP on the 29/06/2021, I was so nervous as it was a complete change in career for me.  I had been in retail for 16 years, working my way up from a 4-hour Saturday contract right up to Manager. 

After I had our girls Evie and Isla, I made the decision to go back to work part time and not as a member of the management team.  This worked well for me at the start but as time went on, I felt like I wasn’t getting challenged anymore and I began to dread my time at work. So, I left in December 2019!!!! 

Then COVID hit and I found myself with 2 small children to keep entertained!!! 

I took this time to really think about what I wanted to do with my career, I didn’t know what field I wanted to work in but knew I wanted to do something worthwhile, rewarding and that would challenge me. 

This is when I found RLP. 

Well, I really didn’t need to be nervous, 1did I?? 

The priorities and commitments of RLP are amazing!!! 

Shumela and the team are amazing!!! 

Our projects and activities are amazing!!! 

My confidence has grown, especially with my computer skills. 

I am challenged daily and learning new skills through our accounting software and by forecasting, budgeting, and completing evaluation reports. 

I LOVE my job!!!!