Crisis sparks change of plans

Kim Davis

For Kim Davis, the past few months have been a time of hard work and enormous change.

Usually a Project Officer in DTBI's Market Engagement team, Kim was invited to work alongside colleagues to visit businesses who were about to be impacted by COVID-19 staged restrictions to trading.

"Over this period I door knocked many businesses and offered prepared information kits which provided useful information about support and resources available," she said.

"On 30 March I commenced in the Grants Unit working in the Jobs Rescue and Recovery Package. Following training in the use of SmartyGrants, ILIS, Equifax systems I have worked in the Business Registration Program, Home Improvement Scheme, Immediate Works and the Business Improvement Grants teams."

The work gave her the opportunity to truly engage and support business people and not for profits across the Territory, learn new skills and work with a range of people all on the mission of Jobs Rescue and Recovery "under great leadership and support from the Chief down".

She said she was proud to be part of a large team assessing a huge volume of grant applications and doing so with positivity, purpose and team spirit.

She had been planning to leave the Territory, but has learned adaptability and flexibility as significant changes to her personal plans were required.

"Both Commonwealth and Northern Territory government policies addressing COVID-19 profoundly changed my circumstances," she said.

"I've appreciated the new opportunity to more fully utilise my new and existing skills and experience to deliver valuable services to the public on behalf of the DTBI.

"I've re-learned the invigoration and motivation that comes from being engaged in 'meaningful' work that makes a real difference to others."

Kim Davis

Last updated: 18 August 2020

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