I have always loved working with people; encouraging them to make their ideas and dreams happen and to tell their stories. It is so important that our heritage is discovered, retained and passed down to future generations. I have a breadth of experience in so many fields. I have trained people in applying for funding, running events and setting up committees. I have sat on many funding panels and been on numerous committees. My favourite place though, is working with a group of people to plan an event, to take their group to the next level, to share stories and engage with others. My real focus is on sharing heritage using a diverse media – telling our stories in the best way we can so that they are not forgotten.
I have an online enhanced DRB certificate, am emergency first aid trained, have a food hygiene certificate (for those important refreshments) £5 million public liability and professional indemnity insurance. I work to OFSTED approved guidelines with children and have numerous policies including child protection and vulnerable persons. I have a Level 2 safeguarding certificate. I am a Nationally qualified youth worker and have a degree in Applied Social and Community Studies and a DipHE in Youth and Community Development.
Many of the projects I have managed have won local and national awards.