Eleena Chen, HR Officer



Joined YMCA East London in 2014

What do you like best about working for us?

It is inspiring to see how our work can make a difference to young people’s lives. I also love the team I am working with – we are a fun bunch.

Describe a typical day in the life of a …..

Apart from dealing with enquiries and administration, there are payroll, recruitment and project deadlines to meet. Some days things can get a bit hectic but a lunch or badminton session with colleagues makes such days better.

What do you think about the learning and development opportunities offered in YMCA EL?

We care about developing our staff and we listen to staff’s needs. Every employee has the opportunity to participate in our learning and training programmes.

Name a couple of things you have on your ‘Things I must do before…. list’

Learn to play piano – I am so in love with its sound. Recently I went to Ludovico Einaudi’s concert, which has made me want to compose some pieces too – of course after learning how to play.

If you had the means and resources to invent a gadget that could do anything you choose, what would it be?

A gadget that could scan the dishes I love into its memory card and then recreate the same dishes upon request.

What would you say to someone thinking of joining us?

If you are enthusiastic about what you do, here is the place for you!