I joined Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise (SVE) as Chief Executive in June 2015 and work with the Board to set the strategy for SVE, and provides support and direction to colleagues. My role is to advance third sector leadership in Stirling by working closely with members and partners- I am a member of the Community Planning Partnership Leadership group, and the Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership.
Originally a University of Strathclyde graduate in Politics and Sociology, I recently returned to higher education, combining work and study to gain a Masters of Business Administration at Heriot- Watt University in 2020.
I am currently a Trustee of Let’s Make it Better, a mental health social enterprise, and a Director of Community Accountancy Scotland CIC. I recently started volunteering with Meal Makers, and enjoy cooking a meal for a local person in my community.
Prior to working at SVE, I worked at the National Union of Students in Scotland between 2007- 2015, latterly as the Head of Membership and Development, and worked within the public sector in roles at Edinburgh Council and Falkirk Council.
I have worked for over 18 years in the voluntary sector and have had a variety of roles including managing a variety of projects and training delivery. I am presently the Interim Chief Executive for SVE whilst Natalie is on Maternity leave and have the role to advance third sector leadership in Stirling by working closely with members and partners. I joined SVE in September 2012 as the Reshaping Care for Older People Change Fund Engagement Officer and have worked on a variety of projects within the organisation, including the managing of SVE’s Independent Examination of charity accounts service.
I enjoy working with our member organisations across the local authority area and have a particular interest in providing opportunities to assist them with learning and development, volunteering and governance support.
I have been employed by SVE 16 years, as an Organisational Support Officer. My role is to offer support and guidance to Third Sector organisations in governance, finance, and the practical process of setting up charities and voluntary organisations. My role also includes preparing and delivering training in areas such as Governance, Finance Systems, Fundraising and Legal Structures. I also facilitate bespoke Development Days for organisations, based on their strategic requirements as well as facilitating Action Learning Sets.
I also provide support to social enterprises across the Stirling Council area, facilitate the FV Social Enterprise Network and the Stirling SE Strategic Planning Group.
The favourite part of my job is seeing organisations I work with develop and grow, through understanding their governance role and putting in systems they have learned from participating in our training. This results in more sustainable organisations that demonstrate good practice.
In my spare time I enjoy playing pool and currently represent the Scottish Ladies B team at international tournaments.
I started working for the Volunteer Centre back in 2005, which merged with CVS in 2010 to become SVE. Since then I have been involved in a variety of roles within the organisation.
In my current role as Development & Engagement Coordinator I am responsible for all communication with the third sector including our bulletin, social media and website. I have enjoyed learning many new skills and now can distinguish a meme from a giff!
I also chair the Children and Families Forum in Stirling which gives TSO's a chance to network, share good practice and contribute towards local policy.
Prior to joining SVE, I studied Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Stirling and volunteered with Stirling Family Support Service and Active Stirling.
When I’m not at work I like spending time with my family, looking after my horses, baking cakes, eating cakes and holidaying in Florida, not as often as I’d like though!
I joined the SVE team in 2008 in the role of Administrator for the Open Door Project and since 2013 my role has expanded to include administering SVE’s finances.
I am responsible for ensuring the company’s ledgers are kept up to date as well as carrying out daily financial functions along with office administration tasks to ensure the smooth running of the finance department and the office.
Prior to working with SVE I had a varied career working in finance for the construction industry and within the finance sector. I have also completed a BSc in Civil Engineering.
In my free time I enjoy being with family, camping, going on nature walks to various hills and lochs, one of my favourite places being Loch Lomond. I also enjoy skiing and playing tennis with my sons.
I work for Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise as Integration Engagement Officer, which complements my work with Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface, to promote understanding of health and social care integration among people living and working in the Partnership areas. My role includes helping small community support organisations to understand how they help people to live independently and safely at home and supporting larger organisations to understand the needs of the public sector when planning and commissioning joined up health and social care services. My interests include disability and human rights: I was a carer for most of my adult life of someone with a long term condition and have been active in policy and campaigning.
My previous career has included positions with other voluntary sector organisations, private consultancies, a blue chip company and a stint at the Scottish Parliament in the early days. I am currently vice-chair of the Scottish Accessible Transport Association.
A love of boats, dogs, horses, gardening and the great outdoors keeps me occupied in my spare time, along with reading and painting with my partner.
I started working for SVE in August of 2018 in the role of administrative assistant. Since then my role has progressed into doing some communications based work as well.
Prior to working at SVE I was studying computing at Forth Valley College.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and practicing some basic animation and video editing.
I started working with SVE in September 2018 as an Administration Assistant. I am responsible for the day to day duties and to ensure that the office runs smoothly.
Prior to working at SVE, I worked in a supermarket for 10 years. I started my administration journey in August 2014 and qualified in June 2017.
I do not have much spare time with 2 young children who like to keep me on my toes. When I get the chance I like to socialise with friends and go on day trips with my family.
I work with SVE as a Community Link Worker. I will be based in Fallin Health Centre, covering Fallin, Cowie and Airth. The role involves providing a social prescribing services and helping people become more engaged in their communities.
I have worked in community development for a number of years, mainly focused on reducing social isolation, skills development, community participation and volunteering.
During my free time you will find me volunteering or on the beach my with my dog.
I work for Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise as a Community Link Worker. I will be based out Orchard House Health Centre covering the Raploch area. My role involves social prescribing and supporting people in the community to improve and sustain their own health and mental wellbeing.
I have previous experience in the Third Sector working as a Policy Assistant with SVE as a result I appreciate the value that the third sector has for supporting people in the community. I have also studied psychology at the University of Stirling.
Outside of work I enjoy hill walking and spending time with friends and family