* programme development and management * change management * Extended School services * democracy audits / internal communications audits / meeting cycle management * mediation & conflict resolution
The Co-operative Group
July 2011 - present South Midlands Area Committee Member Assistance/advice with member services and good trading practice.
Global Poverty Project
January 2012 - present Ambassador Assistance/advice with regard to raising awareness of extreme global poverty. previously:
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL STUDENT UNION
November 2008 - February 2011 Trustee Assistance/advice with regard to Trust management and strategy development.
BRISTOL CITY COUNCIL
October 2004 – July 2009 Programme Manager / Senior Advisor Area Lead / Senior Adviser for Extended School Partnerships Interpretation and delivery of £1.4 & £3 million regeneration programmes. Monitoring, evaluation, contract management, and record keeping. development, launch, and support of Extended School Partnerships & Communities assistance with roll out of “commissioning” framework BCC “Change Coach” within the Business Transformation programme
SOCIAL SOFTWARE Ltd
December 2005 – January 2009 Non-Executive Director Assistance/advice with regard to company management and strategy development.
February 2002 – July 2003 Assistant Director - Marsh Farm New Deal Assist in the delivery of the Marsh Farm New Deal programme - £48 million over 10 years. Coordinate community development. Manage multiple projects. Arrange purchase (for £5m) of large factory for community use. Manage factory and associated equipment and facilities
LUTON BOROUGH COUNCIL
April 1996 - June 2000 Co-operative Development Officer Assist in the development of an Economic Development Strategy. Manage Euro ADAPT project in establishing co-operative development provision in Luton. Manage the operation of CDA Luton in seeking to establish and support new companies. Assist with business plans and financial projections. Provide advice on financial management, including book-keeping/accounting practices, VAT and National Insurance. Interpret and advise on Memoranda / Articles of Association and Company Law. Provide training on issues including how to get the most out of meetings and how to deal with potential conflict. Advise and assist community-based enterprises Manage Euro KONVER project re. links between environmental technology and economic development. Liase with other bodies/projects, including local Authorities, TECs and Business Links.
BEDFORDSHIRE CO-OPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY Sep 1995 - Mar 1996 Manager Manage a team of 6-8 people in the establishment of new local companies. Provide ongoing business/economic support and advice to these new companies. Establish and maintain a local/regional support network. Maintain good relations with funders.
all gaps above Freelance Consultant – Regeneration / Economic Development / ITC / Education as per first entry
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS: NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY, UK – PGC towards MA/M Phil in Public Service Management (in process) MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY, Newfoundland, Canada - BA Anthropology & Political Science
Level 4 - Management Into Leadership, BCC Coaching for Change,
Procurement & E Procurement, Common Assessment Framework, eCAF,
Fischer Family Trust analysis, ESRC (Extended Schools Remodelling
Consultant), Project Cycle Management, Mediation, Viable Systems
(Stafford Beer), Communications, Health & Safety,
Negotiation, Equal Opportunities, Accessing European Funds, Fair
LEISURE INTERESTS: Writing,
directing and editing film and video. Producing audio and video DVD.
Writing and playing music. Working collectively to produce outdoor
festivals and arts, theatre and music events.