My experience at ARK Schools was a real eye-opener as I had never worked directly for a Non-Government Organisation before and such a diverse and amazing one at that!
Our team was small (only 3 of us) and very, very busy. My manager often worked a 15 hour day and I worked many an hour overtime, which was challenging at times but acceptable as I believed in the higher purpose of our organisation and wanted to contribute to that.
My tasks and skills required were such that I could build upon my existing knowledge, (administrative and event skills) however I had to quickly learn their internal processes and extensive computer systems to 'hit the ground running'. This I did and there was rarely a dull moment.
I was sad to leave the company and my team, with members whom are still my friends today. However I can thank ARK for inspiring a real passion in me to work for another NGO and to make a difference in this world to those less fortunate.
Great environment and people. Excellent inner-city location. Amazing company ethos and purpose.
Long hours and at times under-staffed