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Indie Shergill

Head of Programmes

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsHead of Planning - Project Director - Project Manager

Work history


Head of Programmes

North London Cares

Jan 2016
  • Full Time
  • For the past two years I've been leading an awesome team to deliver North London Cares core programmes in an effort to connect young professionals to their older neighbours in north London. My work comprises of coaching and developing my team, overseeing and developing the charity's core delivery programmes, budgeting, working on monitoring and evaluation, working with the community on pro-active outreach, managing partnerships, promoting growth programatic design strategy.


Business Development Advisor


Nov 2014 - Jun 2015
  • Freelance
  • Consulted and helped with business planning and growth strategy for this education based start-up. My role included programme redesign, assisting with impact measurement and setting out a growth plan for the 2015/16 academic year. Additionally I worked on funding applications and sales pitches to win new business for delivery.


Policy Support (Secondee)

Cabinet Office

Jul 2013 - Nov 2013
  • Internship
  • Social Investment and Finance Team (SIFT); worked to gain a fuller understanding of the social investment sector in the UK. Worked with the team to collate a directory of social investors and compose a stage-one presentation to demonstrate the growth in the sector explaining the SIFT policy to the general public.



Rootless Garden

Jul 2013 - Aug 2016
  • Full Time
  • Rootless Garden is a social enterprise that combats loneliness by providing engaging activities for older people in London. We use activities inspired by nature to encourage mental and physical well-being through independence, communication and creativity. I founded the organisation with a friend after our joint experiences of working with older people. We managed to secure start-up funding and run for over two years, winning accolades from the Mayor of London, the Guardian and Nesta. My responsibilities included operations, business development, communications strategy and project delivery.



Year Here

Mar 2013 - Aug 2013
  • Full Time
  • A Fellow on the inaugural Year Here programme based in London. Successfully complete all stages of the programme including the Social Venture Incubator, managing to use my experience to successfully start running Rootless Garden.