Who's Who

About

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 Panel Member for Children’s Hearings Scotland 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 provide programme and development support across the organisation in Scotland in line with the Scouts Scotland strategy.  More specifically, I manage a team of Local 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 adventurous activities supporting a team of voluntary advisers, assessors and activity permit managers.

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I am one of the two Programme and Development Officers which support Scotland. My particular focus is on supporting the Beaver, Cub, Scout and International Sections on their work plans. I also support the Scottish Development Grants Committee and Young People Taking the Lead funding streams.

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Principally my duties are to serve all the Committees of the Board, supporting their work and ensuring that papers and minutes are issued on time and that actions are followed up; to handle complaints; deal with compliance with external agencies and to provide advice and support on issues around the PVG scheme, Policy Organisation and Rules (POR), Compass and the appointments processes.

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I am responsible for implementing the fundraising strategy for Scouts Scotland with the aim of generating funds that will help us significantly increase Scouts Scotland’s annual income.  We have ambitious targets for development, growth and inclusion and we want to be in a position whereby we can increase opportunities for adventure for more young people whilst raising the profile of Scouts Scotland at the same time.

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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 am responsible for looking after our social media channels, maintaining and developing our website, creating and distributing our e-newsletters to members and planning and delivering marketing for our National Activity Centres.

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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.