Ann Williams

Corporate Personal Secretary

Core team

Ann.Williams@solent.nhs.uk

My role

I provide PA/Administration support to the Associate Director of Research & Improvement, ensuring they are fully briefed and prepared for all activities. I am also responsible for the smooth and effective running of the administration function.

My responsibilities

  • To produce agendas and to minute and process actions from meetings
  • To resolve queries
  • To manage the outlook calendar for the Associate Director of Research & Improvement
  • Projects as and when required.

My background

After attending Southern Grammar School and taking my A levels, I chose to follow an administrative career. In 1980-81 I trained as a secretary and completed a one year Private Secretary’s Certificate.  I then worked as secretary to a bank manager and then as a Post Office counter clerk. Following the birth of my first child in 1988 I needed a part-time job and joined the NHS as a secretary.  Since then I have carried out various roles including Medical Secretary, Admin Supervisor and PA to acting CEO.

I am motivated by a supportive and enabling role and am passionate about the lessons learnt from the past and how they can inform the future.  Although I am not health care professional or an academic, I believe I can make a difference by supporting and enabling  the other members  of the team .

Why I love my job

I am very happy in my role and enjoy working with such dedicated people.  I relish working in an enriching environment that is forward thinking and benefits individuals and the organisation through learning. 

More about me

I am proud to have worked for the NHS for 30 years.  I believe that it is precious resource that needs to be protected.  I am an optimistic, dedicated, team worker who seeks solutions rather than problems.  Outside work I really enjoy genealogy research,  charity shops and walking. I also volunteer regularly at Park Run.