As part of our 'Faces behind the frog' blog post series, we talk to Sophie Oulton, our Area Manager for North London, Essex and Suffolk, about the culture at Unifrog and what her superpower would be!
What does a day in the life of a Unifrog area manager look like?
Normally an early start! I work with about 170 schools and colleges across North London, Essex and Suffolk, so I'm often up early to reach somewhere in time for a 9am meeting. Most of my time is spent meeting staff and discussing their goals for careers, and we work out how they can achieve them with Unifrog. I also meet with schools who aren't yet using Unifrog, to talk through how the platform could suit them, and then help them get set up with it.
What part of your job do you enjoy the most?
Problem solving. I work with lots of different types of schools, who run things in a variety of ways. A big part of my job is adapting Unifrog usage to suit them best, and to make sure it has real impact in every school.
I also love public speaking, which I'm lucky enough to do lots of at the various conferences I attend, or CPDs I run, throughout the year.
How would you describe the culture at Unifrog?
Supportive. We now have about 35 people in the team and we're based all across the country, but we constantly check in with each other to see how we're all getting on, and what we can share from our days.. whether it's best practice, interesting news we've heard that day, or tweets that have made us laugh!
What would your superpower be?
Always managing to pin the tail on the donkey.
You can take a look at all our other staff profiles over on the Unifrog contact page.