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 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.

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As part of the Scouting operations team, I support volunteers across Scotland and help deliver our strategic plan.

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As part of the Scouting operations team, I support volunteers across Scotland and help deliver our strategic plan. 

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As part of the Scouting operations team, I support volunteers across Scotland and help deliver our strategic plan.

 

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As part of the Scouting operations team, I support volunteers across Scotland and help deliver our strategic plan. 

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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 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.