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  THE SALAMANDER November 2021
Just a few of the New Members since our last publication
  Anne Isaacs
The early years of my career was spent at the University of Nottingham, East Midlands Conference Centre. I was the conference secretary. This involved organising meetings from 30 up to 150.
After completing my Diploma in Business and Finance, I secured the position of Assistant Hall Manager, in student Halls, then later was promoted to Hall Manager, a job that I did for 16 years still at The University of Nottingham. During the term as well as dealing with day-to-day issues, I had to manage a team of 32 staff (chefs, dining room staff, cleaners and porters). In all of that budget management was important which I had to report on monthly.
Both these jobs were very demanding and required a whole lot of people skills, self-discipline and I needed to extremely organised.
I moved to London in 2006 to work for London South Bank University
(LSBU) managing a student hall of 423 students, a very different make up with very different customers with very different needs.
Whilst still carrying out all the tasks required to manage a student hall, I found that the job required the pastoral care for these students much more as the years went on.
Whilst at LSBU, I completed my first NEBOSH in Occupational Safety and Health, a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Safety and Health, and another NEBOSH in Fire Risk Management.
In this time I joined the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), I joined the London Met Branch as their Secretary and other roles after 9 years I ended my time there as the Chair and took a new position on IOSH Fire Risk Management Group. I am a member of IOSH Council and a Trustee for the IOSH Benevolent Fund. I am also currently a member of the IWFM, IFSM and IFE.
In the last 18 months I secured a place to be a school governor – this is a new challenge something that I knew would stretch me.
To close, my current day job is an Estate Manager, I manage an Estateof211luxuryflatsinLondon.
Simon Routh-Jones
Simon served as a fire officer for over 37 years and retired from his post of Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive of Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service in April 2016. He was instrumental in Wiltshire’s merger to become Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service. He implemented a Juvenile Firesetters programme, intervening and educating young people in partnership with Youth Offending teams and Police, Education and Social Services. Having started in the South West, this developed to form part of the national approach to youth education in fire prevention.
Simon joined HM Fire Service Inspectorate for Scotland in September 2016 as an Assistant Inspector. In June 2018, he was appointed HM Chief Inspector for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and retired 31st March 2021.
Simon is a Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers and a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and
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