As a charity consultant, I specialise in strategic planning, governance reviews, trustee training and sustainable/commercial income generation. With EP, I have worked on several strategy development (including theories of change) and business planning projects with a variety of clients, including the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, Right There, Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF), HomeStart, YMCA St Paul's Group, Humankind and Citizens Advice. I have also introduced a range of digital facilitation tools to project work with EP.
I have worked in the charity sector for over 20 years mostly working with youth, education and family charities, including Volunteering Matters, Young Citizens, Coram Family and Childcare and NCT. I started out as a youth worker, and have held volunteer management, partnership and director roles; many of my roles have involved participation, co-design and co-production, skills that I like to bring in to my consultancy work particularly through stakeholder engagement.
I also have an MSc in Voluntary Sector Management, and am a trustee for a youth social action charity, and a parenting charity.
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, large youth charity
Project lead for strategy development – including project management, development of theory of change and strategy (with significant stakeholder engagement), support with change management and implementation planning.
Association of Charitable Foundations, membership organisation for charitable foundations
Project lead for strategy development (including stakeholder engagement) – and follow-on support with implementation planning
Right Here (formerly Ypeople), homelessness & social support charity
Development of theory of change and strategy, including stakeholder engagement and financial modelling