Meet our GEM Navigator Developer

Since September 2018, Farhanah has been the GEM Navigator connected to Fair Shares and in charge of the Barton & Tredworth area. Prior to becoming a Navigator Developer she was active in helping her local community, including volunteering at Skill Zone and working as a community researcher with Gloucestershire Gateway Trust. It was after her role there ended that a position opened up at Fair Shares and she took up her current placement.

“All the years I volunteered really helped me to become who I am – the experience and skills I gained through volunteering helped me to get this job. I was already helping people in my community but to get paid in doing what I was doing is a bonus – I love this job.”

During her time as Navigator Developer she’s worked with countless people to help them re-enter the world of employment by working on their confidence and skillset. Part of this involved organising various CV workshops with the help of Adviza and National Careers Service.