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Lendlease - Five minutes with Alexandra Brown

Category: Health and Wellbeing

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Nothing is more important than the safety, health and wellbeing of our people. To find out why Lendlease is the place for them, this week, we take five minutes out to discuss health and wellbeing with:

Alexandra Brown,

Senior Development Manager

I’VE WORKED AT LENDLEASE FOR…

10 years. During that time, I have worked across a number of our projects in a development management capacity and recently joined the Residential business.

TO ME, WELLBEING IS ABOUT…

Being in a good place. It’s about having the energy, enthusiasm and resilience to undertake the task at hand, whether at home or at work. If you’re in a good place, then no matter what life throws at you, you will get there.

FROM MY EXPERIENCE…

Friends are envious of the programmes we offer and the culture we’ve developed around health and wellbeing. There is probably even more we could do, so I think it’s important that we continue to promote and prioritise good mental health, flexible working opportunities for all and family friendly policies.

Thinking about what will make life easier and having an employer who is committed to helping us be our best can be really empowering and I’ve found small changes can make a huge difference. I currently work a four-day week and I do some of that from home. Both my husband and I work flexibly as this is the only way that we can juggle two careers, two small children and a happy home

Flexibility works both ways, between parents / partners and between employer and employee, and having that little bit of give and take is key.

FOR MY LAST WELLBEING DAY…

I went to a yoga class and then attended a half day Italian cookery course before picking up the children and eating what I had made earlier in the day for tea! 

WHAT MAKES ME SMILE IS…

Being a volunteer librarian at my daughter’s school. It’s hectic and full-on, but it’s a happy place and provides a different perspective on the world.  It is extremely rewarding to be able to give children one-to-one time to help improve reading skills and to help them explore new books. 

My other fail-safes are enjoying a G&T with friends, learning to play the piano, down-time with my family and most importantly, a good night’s sleep.

LENDLEASE IS THE PLACE FOR ME BECAUSE…

Flexible working allows me and my husband to enjoy our careers but at the same time enable us – and our children – to have a life resembling some form of normality. Most of the time!

You can find out more about health and wellbeing at Lendlease here.

Are you interested in a career with Lendlease? Please click here.

Vercida works with over one hundred clients who are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. If you are an employer and interested in working with Vercida to promote your diversity and inclusion initiatives and attract the best candidates, please call 02037405973 or email info@vercida.com for more information.

We are also officially recommended by Disability Confident as a step on achieving Employer status, please click here for more information.

 

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VERCIDA works with over one hundred clients who are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. If you are an employer and interested in working with VERCIDA to promote your diversity and inclusion initiatives and attract the best candidates, please email info@vercida.com for more information.

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