Claire Bissett was appointed in March as a Community Awareness Officer for the Big Issue Cymru as part of the Jobs Growth Wales scheme and she has proven to be a great asset to the outreach team. Claire has been kept very busy so far and has been getting vendors noticed by the communities they work in. She has managed to get some great opportunities for them, such as selling the magazines at the How The Light Gets In Festival and Dinefwr Literary Festival. She also helped to organise some brilliant media coverage for vendors Lavinia and Daniel’s wedding, with ITV Wales filming and creating a wedding video for the couple.
Claire has also managed several events such as TeachFirst away day, where members of the charity TeachFirst tried selling the magazine for a day and Big Issue Cymru’s Big Sell Off, where amongst others, BBC Three comedian Paul McCaffery, actress Katie Salt and AM Julie Morgan saw how many magazines they could sell in just 1 hour!
Tim Chivers said: “Claire has been a great person to work with and the Jobs Growth Wales scheme has allowed us to gain a valued member of staff who is not afraid to take on new challenges. I’d also like to thank 3SC for their support with Jobs Growth Wales as well as being a member of The Big List”.