Meet The Team - Claire Moon

28 Oct 2021

Today we want you to meet someone special who you may know very well already if you have trained with us before. We bring insights into Claire Moon, who has been with NZQC for a long time and who not only knows the ins and outs of NZQC but also has a few coping strategies up her sleeve for dealing with lockdown! Below we find out more.

Claire, tell us a bit about your role at NZQC

I am NZQC's Administration Officer which encompasses many aspects but basically, I manage everything from programming in the course calendar to meeting and greeting you, in person, or virtually when you arrive to attend a course.

What do you enjoy most about your job at NZQC?

The people and the variety of the job. No 2 days are ever the same. 

Claire, we know you have been with us for more than 20 years now, so you obviously like it here. What is it that you like so much and why?

I don't like admitting I have been here for over 20 years but the proof must be in the pudding! I started at NZQC when my 3 children were little, in a catering role, as we try not to run courses during school holidays, so that was convenient. Then I just grew with the job. The organisation always looked after you if you put in the graft and I enjoy the interesting people in the wider organisation I work in. 

Thanks, Claire. Being the official NZQC stalwart, how do you feel about NZQC and what it represents or does? 

Oh, I think we are simply the best!

We quite agree with that sentiment! Now, what do you like doing when you're not NZQCing? I.e. how do you like to spend your time outside of work? 

I'm keen on the outdoors and what nature offers, so I cycle, ski (Covid prevented that this year), walk (my elderly cocker spaniel now digging her paws in that pursuit!), garden and swim. 

How are you coping with the whole lockdown scenario? And has it been difficult for you this year-round? 

For me, lockdown is hard as a social life is part of my DNA, and it's just my dog and me. Last year I had my son and his partner return from Canada to stay, so lockdown was a more positive experience. But so aware we still live in the lucky country and are forever grateful that we do. 

For those out there struggling with Covid and lockdown, would you have any piece of advice on dealing with lockdown blues?

I think we all have different triggers but mine is always planning what you are doing the next day, dressing as you would going to work and talking to anyone who makes you laugh :) Take away any stressors and vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate. 

Finally, what are you looking forward to next year once we are back in the green light zone? 

Hugging family and friends. Being able to make plans again. 


So if you haven't yet contacted us, next time you do, you will know whose friendly voice it is on the other end of the phone. Thank you Claire for sharing with us a bit more about yourself. I bet we are all looking forward to meeting family and friends after lockdown. 

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