Hi, my name is Emma and I’ve worked at Camelot for 14 years in numerous roles. I am currently Senior Internal Communications and Engagement Manager in the Internal Comms team.
What did you do before joining Camelot?
Before Camelot, I worked in the Marketing department for a Corporate Hospitality & Events Company. My job was totally varied, from writing proposals for incentive travel trips and corporate Christmas parties to working at the British Grand Prix, Ascot and Chelsea Flower Show. Never a dull moment...my favourite one was flying into Silverstone in a helicopter!
What made you want to work in an HR role?
In three words...I love people! I love understanding what makes people tick, as well as working out ways to engage and communicate with them.
What has been your Camelot highlight so far?
After 14 years, there have been so many but my absolute highlight was the build-up to the London 2012 Olympic Games. I was lucky to be one of the first people to cross the finishing line in the Olympic Stadium by taking part in the Olympic Park Run - a special 5 mile run around the Olympic Park. I also had the great fortune of attending the London 2012 Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium. Something I will never forget.
What makes you proud to work for Camelot?
An obvious answer, but seriously the difference that lottery-funding makes to Good Causes across the UK is amazing. The UK would be a very different place without the National Lottery!
If you could click your fingers and suddenly have a new talent, what would it be and why?
I’d love to be able to speak every world language and be able to seamlessly switch between them when I talk to people from other countries!
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.
When I was much younger (around 8 years old!), I found an advert in the local newspaper for kids to audition for roles on TV. I’d always wanted to be on TV, so I rang the number (a casting agency) and ended up appearing in a St.Ivel yoghurt advert. Determined from a young age!
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to be a TV presenter or actress.