Tash Willard

Job Title:
Youth Adviser


Career overview:

I came to IYC in 2007 after moving on from my position as youth worker at Hampshire County Council since 2002.

I started at IYC as a drug and alcohol support worker which I have enjoyed very much and in April 2015 my role changed and I am now a Youth Adviser.

What do you do at IYC?

I am a Youth Adviser at It’s Your Choice.

Due to my previous experience I am also the lead worker around substance misuse issues for young people.

What attracted you to working at IYC?

After being a youth worker I knew I wanted to continue supporting young people but I wanted to do this in a different setting. IYC was perfect for me and I was lucky enough to be offered the role as D&A advisor.

What do you do outside of work?

I am a busy mum with 2 daughters, 4 hamsters and 2 guinea pigs and I enjoy being outside and active. I play netball, love Pilates and going to the gym but I am also quite good at relaxing as I like to watch TV and go to the cinema.