Hello! I am Jo Beaver and this is my story…

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During my working life so far, I’ve been very lucky to have had some great jobs in some great places.

After growing up in Cornwall, I made the move to London where I started a secretarial job at the BBC, a childhood dream come true!

I then spent (on and off) 15 years working as a senior level PA within various BBC departments including Radio 1 and New Media. I also worked at a number of other media, creative and entertainment companies including Jetix and Ascent Media.

Alongside the usual PA and office management duties, I have also been able to try my hand at plenty of other activities including running the backstage bar at a major live event, selecting and recruiting temporary staff, petty cash gatekeeper, creating management reports, co-ordinating major award entries and planning and running commissioning events.

More recently, I worked within BBC Children’s … both CBBC and CBeebies, which was amazing, and is now very useful when working out what my daughter can watch!

I have also undertaken various freelance jobs, mainly transcription work (using everything from good old-fashioned cassette tapes to QuickTime files) and also a lot of ‘live’ web chats.

With a newly-arrived baby, my husband and I realised we were fed up of living in the London chaos, and the three flights of stairs where we lived, so we decided to relocate westwards in 2012 and now find ourselves in Bath.

Once we’d settled in, I joined the Get Organized team and am enjoying the new business of being able to manage my own time and my own deadlines. I am really enjoying my work with Get Organized where I’m currently supporting a lady who runs her own business, ironically based in London.