Defence Community Co-ordinator-Ohakea
- DtelN: 368 7439
- DDI: 06 3515439
- Mobile: 021 351 542
- Contact Me by Email
- Location: 3 Doors down from "Hot Shots"
- Office Hours: 8 am - 4.30 pm
- Short message: As my job often requires me to be out and about, please call first to check that I am in.
- Client Base: Ohakea Personnel (Military and Civilian) and their families
Role and Responsibilities:
My role is varied and flexible but includes:
- welcoming new personnel and their families and assisting them to make connections with other Ohakea families;
- providing information on community activities and events;
- supplying helpful resources regarding local attractions, activities and support services;
- supporting personnel/families with personal or work issues so they are able to continue to function effectively;
- working alongside the Base Support Team to assist personnel/families with personal or work issues and referring to external support services as required
- liaising with local community services;
- involvement in activities for the Ohakea community e.g. coffee and play groups, outings and the Base Christmas Party; and
- providing an additional contact person for families of deployed personnel.
Services in area covered
- babysitters list
- coffee group
- ladies night out
- welfare house
About Bridget Williams
I joined the Ohakea team in January 2014 following a career as a health professional. I am what you would call ‘a local’ and have lived rurally within a 15k radius from Ohakea Air Base all my life. Ohakea has always had a strong and positive presence in the wider community.
I have a tertiary qualification and background in health. I am a ‘people person’ and enjoy networking with both individuals and their families.
I have a family of my own and I understand how important it is for the employees of Ohakea Air Force Base and their families to feel integrated and included within both the Ohakea and wider community. I am keen to make sure that everyone feels welcome and that they are aware of the social and support networks Ohakea and the wider community have to offer. I also have lots of resources and information to assist individuals and families to access additional support should they want it.
I have an open-door policy so please feel free to pop in for a cuppa and a chat.