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LESLEY'S SECOND IN COMMAND OF JOBCENTRE PLUS
STRANRAER woman Lesley Strathie has just become the second
member in the Jobcentre empire.
This week she was unveiled
as second-in-command of Jobcentre Plus.
As Chief Operating
Officer, Lesley is number two in an organisation
employing more than 80,000 staff in 1600 Jobcentres and social
offices throughout Scotland, England and Wales.
As 16 year
old Leslie Cooke,
she started work with the Department of Health and Social
Stranraer in 1971 on a six-week casual contract.
in Stranraer this week, Lesley, who was the last Dux at Stranraer
Academy before the school became a comprehensive, told the
had one job application and apart from applying for promotion,
that has been
me since 10th December 1971. I have lived all around the
the Home Counties and London, all from that six-week contract.
It just shows what can happen if you apply yourself".