Ellen Messias

Ellen Messias

Area Lead - ASK

What is your role at Workpays?

I am an Area Lead for the ASK Contract and I also manage the ASK Ambassadors.

What did you do before Workpays?

I’ve worked for many years in the Welfare to Work Sector starting my career at Jobcentre Plus. I have worked on many welfare and skills contracts and I have implemented a number of successful contracts over the years. I also did a training course once at the London Dungeon. Ooh, that was fun.

What is your proudest moment professionally?

I have supported many people over the years into work or training. I am extremely proud of this particularly when you know you have changed someone’s life. This has had a real impact on me professionally and has given me the opportunity to do jobs that have been really rewarding.

What is your proudest moment personally?

My proudest moment isn’t an actual thing. I am so proud of the friends and family I have in my life. Investing in these relationships and being there when needed is what makes me so proud. Being a good person is important to me.

What do you do for fun?

I love to laugh. It’s a real tonic. How I laugh can vary and often involves dancing and being with loved ones. I am a huge music fan and I love live music. I’ve been to some superb gigs.

If you could have one super power, what would it be?

How about a super power where I can make everyone be kind, have good manners and be happy? Is that a super power?

Give an interesting fact about yourself...

I once had a beer with Ed Sheeran and Florence from Florence and the Machine. Not at the same time, different gigs. Both super lovely.

What is one item you can't live without?

Love, Lip Balm and Laughing. I know it’s 3 so forgive me please.

What is your life motto?

Don’t mess with Karma. It knows stuff.

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