Jordan is Moving On to Exciting New Pastures!
Jordan Allan started with Values Into Action Scotland (VIAS) in October 2013 as an Administration Assistant funded by Community Jobs Scotland (CJS).
It is fair to say that this was Jordan’s first regular job. In the early days I would describe Jordan as a timid 23-year-old who was eager to learn. Jordan quickly became part of the VIAS family so we had no hesitation in keeping him on after CJS funding ended. In those first few years Jordan was responsible for our social media but in 2016, a vacancy arose in our evaluation service and Jordan moved over to this team where he has remained until now.
Jordan has grown and developed immeasurably over the years. He has successfully gained a qualification in Business Administration both at level 2 & 3 and is a graduate of Partners in Policymaking.
VIAS remodeled and rebranded a couple of years ago. This has meant a lot of change for the team. Change can be difficult for lots of people but Jordan has embraced that change wholeheartedly and many people will have heard me say that he is by far our best networker/ marketer.
It is within this context that you will understand when I say that I have mixed feelings about Jordan leaving VIAS to take up the post of Quality Service Director with Thera Scotland. On one hand I am hugely proud that he is moving to such a prestigious post but on the other we are losing someone who has been such a key player for VIAS and who is well and truly a valued part of the VIAS family.
I am please to say that he will still be around delivering some training for us from time to time and that he is already thinking about areas of mutual interest between Thera Scotland and VIAS.
Jordan is a shining example of what is possible if you believe in yourself. His contribution is best summed up by someone who recently attended training that Jordan was co-delivering. They commented afterwards that there was nothing tokenistic about Jordan’s role and that in fact he was anchoring the session keeping his colleague to time and topic. They were so impressed that they are talking about more work that VIAS can do for them over the coming years.
Jordan moving on will leave a huge hole in the VIAS team but I absolutely wish in well in his future role and in life in general. On a personal level I thank him for his friendship and shared love of River City and yoga. That will remain firm no matter where we find ourselves in our careers. We can’t have a proper leaving do right now but we will at some point in the future when it is safe to do so!
Thank you, Jordan, for everything and the very best of luck in your future role!
–Norma Curran, CEO