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Recent work has included:

  • Stakeholder engagement and strategic development – conducting key interviews and reviewing existing programmes to gather insights and inform future developments.
  • Programme management and development – overseeing projects from start up phase manging outputs and reporting for international development work, developing annual operational plans and monitoring and reporting on associated outputs and outcomes.
  • Writing and developing publications including Impact reports, case study brochures, research and mapping work on community led circular economy activity.
  • Conference programme design and oversight, event facilitation and hosting and training course development and delivery.
  • Supporting social procurement – through my work on the Buy Social Scotland initiative I have been working to support both social enterprise, the public sector and private companies look at procurement and community wealth building initiatives.

Through this work here are some of the outcomes that have been achieved:

  • The Buy Social Scotland site (consumer and B2B) has seen product sell outs, high social media engagement and won digital awards. I provided strategic oversight to shape the brand and key messages, develop animation scripts and blog posts, build stakeholder engagement focusing on social procurement and run associated boot camp support sessions.
  • Following circular economy mapping work, delivered for Social Investment Scotland, a new £5M + Net Zero Transition Fund has launched, support has been given for Circular Communities Scotland to run a repair and tool library network and work is building to look at boosting reuse activity across Scotland.
  • I stepped in quickly at the start of Covid to deliver support sessions to social enterprise/third sector organisations. With a need to act fast (and quickly learn how to use Zoom) I was proud to be leading support sessions through Social Investment Scotland starting in March 2020 and lead on establishing weekly Social Enterprise Scotland webinars which I have hosted since May 2020.
  • Produced various case study brochures (Social Enterprise Places Uist; SES Awards 2021 brochure and Digital Awards 2020 and Annual Impact reports/quarterly funder updates).
  • Project managed waste management feasibility work based in Malawi, adapting and ensuring work delivered on time while adapting to ever changing Covid rules and cultural sensitivities,