Jillian Brown is PA to the Chief Executive of Argyll and Bute Council and works in a fast-paced, ever changing environment.
She relocated to the area with her fiancé in 1991 and has since put down roots deeper than the local lochs.
Since taking up this current post in 2001, Jillian has worked with three chief executives, running the office, managing diaries, arranging briefings and liaising with internal departments and external agencies.
It’s a job where no two days are the same and the best laid plans can change on a single phone call.
Jillian explained: “Every day is a challenge and I find that really exciting. I have good procedures in place, which helps, but you still need to be able to adapt to change. The pressure can be hard but you have to be able to enjoy what you do.
“Having a good work life balance keeps you grounded so I go to the gym and walk. Exercise keeps you focused on whatever the job throws at you.