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I am an accomplished change leader, programme manager and fundraiser with ten years experience in the third sector and a track record of high quality delivery in demanding work. I'm an intelligent and dynamic team player recognised for my leadership skills, ability to build effective relationships and manage a diverse range of stakeholders. I love ambiguity and complexity - bringing a personal and enthusiastic style to challenging projects. I am proactive and dynamic with excellent communication and facilitation skills. Founding member of Rhymes with Orange The biggest and most fun spoken word night in London - (orangesrhyme.com), a night designed to get people into performance poetry. We had a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe in 2015; watch this space for 2016. Co-Director of Wordplay Our fast paced sessions will breathe life and enthusiasm into your team. We use writing, performing and whole lot in between to bring teams together in a new and exciting way. Career Potted History: Currently working at Macmillan Cancer Support leading a services change programme. I am passionate about leading change effectively and an expert in working in ambiguity across complex organisational projects. I previously worked on strategy development for High Value fundraising, working on corporate partnerships, major donors and trusts - as well as with volunteer committees. During the first few years of my career, I gained experience in PR, sales and new business both in the commercial sector and in the charitable sector - at an agency, a private business and at Macmillan Cancer Support and the NSPCC.Locked Pro Plan feature
Fed up of piles of post-its and stale pastries? Your meetings damper than a sponge in the rain? Let Wordplay Sessions unlock your potential and give your team the most fun, creative day they can imagine. Breathe life and enthusiasm into your team and unlock their creative power through inspirational and fun team building sessions. By learning the techniques of the Creative Process, your team will discover their creativity and build confidence in themselves and each other. Involving writing, performing and a whole lot in between, we will give you and your team the skills to bring your work to life. Wordplay offers you the chance to see a new side to your colleagues and we promise everyone will leave the room a closer, more creatively-engaged team
This is a role leading a complex transformational project with a direct team of six and matrix teams across the UK. Objective of the work Macmillan spends over £100m per year on cancer services delivered through partners like the NHS and other health and social care providers. I am responsible for leading the design of the processes, systems, tools, and learning and support offer required to transform the effectiveness of our partnership working. Ultimately this is a cultural and behavioural change programme enabled through process and systems for the hundreds of staff employed across the UK to do this work. Core Capabilities: - Lead through complexity and ambiguity, with the ability to stay focused on project outcomes. - Hold detail to the level of individual role impact alongside the organisational vision and strategy - Influence at a senior level - Take a pragmatic and solution oriented approach to delivery whilst maintaining ambition. - Gain credibility with subject specialists in their fields of expertise. - Collaborate with a huge range of stakeholders during high pressure project delivery. - Translate relationship driven activity into detailed process design and clear systems requirements. - Facilitate whole programmes of design and strategy development workshops. - Manage and hold to account senior stakeholders through project discipline and strong governance. - Create a learning and support offer which shifts the culture and behaviour of the organisation.
child.org is an international charity, passionate about giving the world's poorest children better chances in life. I have supported them with organisational strategy development, corporate partnerships, mergers with other organisations and major donor development.
Rhymes with Orange is a spoken word collective bringing exciting performance poetry to a whole new audience. I write, perform and compere at London's biggest spoken word night and help others do the same. We have performed at festivals, including the Underbelly at Edinburgh Fringe for the last two years. I am hugely passionate about getting people up on stage and finding the inner creative in everyone. We host writing and performance workshops and run annual retreats for groups of new writers. I have also had my poetry published.
This was a fundraising leadership role reporting into the Director of High Value Fundraising, with four direct reports, a team of fourteen and responsibility for matrix management of a wide range of cross- organisational projects. It was a new role following a large scale change programme and strong leadership was essential. It also required the ability to build clarity of purpose into an entirely new function, recruit a whole new team and hold senior leaders to account in delivering the strategy. Strategy Develop the High Value strategy, including Corporate Partnerships, Philanthropy and Special Events. Drive the Learning, Culture and Development plan for the department. Plan and commission insight and donor research to ensure targeted donor activity. Develop the High Value impact reporting offer through the setup and design of the Fundraising Service Liaison Team. Planning and Performance Set up and monitor the High Value planning and budgeting cycle. Lead on monthly financial reporting and performance measurement on the senior management team. Embed Raiser’s Edge across High Value and driving the use of data in a typically data poor environment. Donor Experience Lead the Donor Stewardship and Special Events function, generating £1m per year in fundraised income and running a large portfolio of events.
A Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence (Law)