Polly Mahoney

Recruitment Administrator

​Polly started her career as a maternity nurse before ending her 15 years in the childcare sector as a SENCO assistant.

Utilizing her organisational skills, she found her niche in the administrative world and has worked for small family firms to large corporate organisations over the years, working her way from junior to senior levels.

Having practised mindfulness for 25 years she was also able to use her empathic skills and interest in promoting good mental health within her roles and trained as a TRiM assessor for the police force and later as a MHFA qualified practitioner.

In her spare time, she enjoys educational books, Pilates, long walks with her dogs, occasional hacks, shared interests with her husband and snatched moments with globe-trotting aspiring apiarist daughter.

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