Who's Who

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I joined Scouts Scotland in May 2016 as Chief Executive.  I lead the Senior Leadership Team using our strategic vision with a strong values-based approach, ensuring that we put young people at the heart of all we do.

Before joining Scouts, I was the Head of Charity Services for Age Scotland leading a number of teams including Policy, Communications, Campaigns, Fundraising, Information and Advice and Community Development.  Prior to that I was Head of Regional Fundraising, across the UK, for The Anthony Nolan Trust.

I’m a an Assistant Beaver Scout Leader, a Panel Member for Children’s Hearings Scotland, a Trustee of ACOSVO (Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations), and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts.

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I am responsible for leading the Scouting Operations Team – I take the strategic lead in the implementation of those elements of the Scouts Scotland Strategy relating to the development and growth of Scouting; I am responsible for devising and supporting initiatives relating to inclusion, youth involvement, adult training, programme quality and ensuring the volunteer journey from recruitment to review is a positive experience. I am responsible for providing field-based support to Sections, Groups, Districts and Regions. I maintain positive relationships with external bodies in support of Scouting in the wider third sector. I deputise for the Chief Executive.

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As part of the Scouting Operations Team, I support the organisation in Scotland in line with the Scouts Scotland strategy.  More specifically, I manage a team of Development Officers who work throughout Scotland seeking opportunities to grow Scouting by opening new provision, recruiting adults and young people and supporting Districts and Regions with their development needs.  

Additionally, I work in partnership with a number of external organisations to manage the Scouts Scotland participation in the Cashback for Communities programme and I am the lead staff member for our Development Grants Committee.

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I am responsible for leading Scouts Scotland’s communications – creating and delivering the strategy to raise our profile and communicate the fun, challenge, and life changing adventure that Scouting offers.  I take a strategic lead in planning our communications activity, and engaging our members and external audiences through internal comms, media, public affairs, digital, social and marketing.

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I am responsible for helping to tell our Scouting stories in the media and promoting Scouts Scotland in the press. I also help to ensure that our news coverage reflects our brand. As well as this I am responsible for trying to build relationships with Government, politicians and other decision makers and to raise the profile of Scouts Scotland within these groups.

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I work with the Scouts Scotland team as a fundraiser. I assist the Head of Fundraising in generating funds to support Scouts Scotland reach their targets, achieve their Strategic Plan and to engage and support young people in their personal development through Scouting and adventure.

I have been a volunteer leader in Scouting since 2013 and am currently helping in the Cub and Scout section of my local group.

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I am responsible for the financial operations within Scouts Scotland. This includes the day-to-day financial running of the business, management accounts, monthly reporting & statutory accounts.

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I assist with the delivery of day to day financial operation including invoices and payments.  I also undertake analysis, debtor control and grant payments.

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As Head of Outdoors & Adventure, I am responsible for the continued development of our Scout Adventures operational plan and for contributing to the overall strategic direction of the organisation, taking a lead on outdoor learning and adventure. 

As the strategic lead for our three centres, I provide support for growing our customer use, business performance and continued development of our customer experience to ensure quality programmes and facilities for adventure, challenge and learning.

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I am jointly responsible for ensuring that visitors to Scout Adventures Meggernie have a memorable experience. I am closely involved in the whole customer journey from initial enquiry to departure. I provide the centre’s administrative support and am involved in housekeeping, maintenance, the development and delivery of activities. My Forest School and Scouting experience allow me to enhance centre user’s programmes and be responsive to their needs.