Thank you for looking up this page about my consultancy work. It aims to summarise what I have to offer to social justice and environmental projects. I hope you will contact me to discuss working together.
Pragmatic, constructive and open, I am a consultant and leader with the knowledge and ability to facilitate change and improvement across a wide range of non-profit programmes in the UK’s domestic and international development sectors.
I aim to help tackle exclusion, victimisation and environmental degradation. I believe social justice demands being open to radical challenge from voices of lived experience. We all need new ways of understanding.
My experience as a consultant since 2014 includes work with senior executives and boards that has transformed organisations and reached thousands of beneficiaries including child and adult victims of sexual violence, people who use drugs, people in food poverty, refugees and asylum seekers, homeless and insecurely housed people and people living with HIV and AIDS. My career in non-profits stretches back over 25 years to work with Oxfam GB in the 1990s.
I am interested in supporting leaders and organisations to do ambitious and challenging work at local, national and international levels.
Facilitating improvement for your organisation or initiative
I have a unique track record of helping non-profits by:
- Structuring strategic discussion
- Evaluating policy and developing policy argument
- Implementing operational change
- Challenging mainstream thinking
- Working with academic research and public data sources
- Developing partnerships and collaborations
With knowledge and networks across:
- Gender analysis and sexual victimisation
- Housing and homelessness
- International development
- Food poverty
- Sustainable technologies
- Advocacy campaigns
- Voluntary sector infrastructure organisations
- Project development, planning, management and evaluation
- Qualitative research methods and discourse analysis
- Data gathering, analysis and presentation
- Workshop, training and event facilitation
- Charity governance and financial management
- Business writing and public communications
- Relationship-building and teamwork
2021, short contract, Plan International: review of UK strategic context for girls’ rights programmes
2020-21, long-term contract, Male Survivors Partnership: national policy engagement on male survivors of sexual violence, written submission to government consultation on Violence Against Women and Girls, recruit trustees and produce charity’s first annual accounts.
2020, short contract, The Wildlife Trusts: develop and facilitate two-day strategic planning event for CEOs of the UK’s 40 Wildlife Trusts and write outcome report.
2019, short contract, Frontline AIDS: develop and facilitate three-day strategy development event for international partners and stakeholders involved in the organisation’s harm reduction programmes – those working with people who use drugs.
2019, major project contract, FareShare East Midlands: research feasibility of merger of two regional food poverty programmes – including finance, logistics, change management and social impact issues – and plan successful merger process.
2014-2018, key consultancy relationship, NWG Network: enable major organisational development for national and long term sustainability specialist in tackling child exploitation, through support to strategic planning, business develeopment and project management.
2015-2019, key consultancy relationship, The Bridge East Midlands: project development, funding and strategic support to award-winning innovator in homelessness prevention and housing support services.
2016, short contract, Restless Development: collaborative evaluation of the international youth charity’s influence on development of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
2011-2014, long term contract, Engineers Without Borders UK: head of international partnerships and CEO of international charity focused on the engineering sector contribution to global sustainable development, with emphasis on enabling UK-based volunteers, academics and commercial organisations to develop a just, ethical and effective analysis of international development programming.
2009-2011, long term project, One East Midlands: analysis and communication of government funding strategy for UK non-profits and development and implementation of services for local community development workers and infrastructure organisations.
2005-2009, key collaboration, Stop AIDS Campaign: as a paid campaigner for SkillShare International, worked with colleagues from Oxfam, Unicef, ActionAid, Restless Development (then SPW), Frontline AIDS (then IHAA), Christian Aid, World Vision, People and Planet and others to develop and implement campaign strategy and actions to influence UK government policy on the international HIV and AIDs epidemic.
1995-2000, long term contract, Oxfam GB: IT and communications projects and team leadership in the campaigns and comms departments, with travel across UK and in Africa.
If you are interested in us working together please mail firstname.lastname@example.org or message me via my LinkedIn profile. If you aren’t sure whether you are ready to commission a consultant then I am happy to have a chat and see what ideas we can come up with. If I can’t help but I know someone who can I’ll be happy to give you a recommendation.