Ms Jacky Austen, Housekeeper – Pengelly
Date you joined the School
What do you do at Bethany?
I take care of the young men in Pengelly House.
What did you do before you came to Bethany?
I was head of housekeeping and the kitchen at the Swattenden Centre / Bewl Water.
What is your favourite music and film?
I like all music, but my favourite film from childhood is Calamity Jane.
What is your favourite quote?
Onward and upward or Reach for the stars.
What was your favourite subject at School and why?
Cooking, because I love entertaining and cooking for people.
Why do you like working at Bethany?
It is a relaxed environment and I enjoy taking care of the house.
What interests do you have outside Bethany?
Swimming, family board games, dancing and music. I love being with my grandson.
What is your favourite childhood memory?
Spending time with my nan.
What is your favourite colour?
Plum – it’s a deep, warm and rich colour.
If you were not doing what you are doing now, what would you like to do?
I’d like to be a wedding organiser.