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Performance & Impact Advisor - Autism

Albany Wallace-Martinez

Albany is passionate about any work that supports people to live out a fulfilled life. Albany was inspired to study Psychology and Sociology at university after her childhood experiences...

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Programme Manager - Equality and Human Rights Fund

Allison Mathews

Allison leads the Equality and Human Rights team. She brings over 25 years of experience of the community and voluntary sector, and has worked within a variety of settings,...

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Programme Manager - Link Up

Andrew Magowan

Andrew is a passionate advocate for the ability of people and communities to do big things and change society for the better. He leads on our Link Up programme...

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Performance & Impact Advisor - Equality & Human Rights

Anna Nash

Anna has experience within a variety of third sector roles, including legal advice work, programme development and stakeholder collaboration. Having understood the importance of third sector services being built...

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Fund Manager - SiRD

Ashley Drennan

Ashley is passionate about the ability of the voluntary sector to have a real impact and improve people’s lives. She has spent more than 15 years working in the...

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Fund Manager - Cashback for Communities

Ben Thompson

Ben joined Inspiring Scotland in November 2021, bringing 20 years of experience from across fund management, local government, small business and third sector organisations to the management of the...

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Fund Manager - Creative Communities & Rural Communities

Catriona Patterson

Catriona is passionate about the role of collaboration, innovation and creativity in addressing social challenges. She combines her experience in public, private and third sector policy and practice in...

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CashBack Communications Assistant

Christina Dineen

Christina is passionate about the role of the Scottish third sector in problem-solving and improving the opportunities available to children, young people, and families. She is also enthusiastic about...

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Fund & Participation Manager - intandem

Christine Roxburgh

Christine is a strong advocate for the voluntary sector having seen first-hand the difference charities can make to people’s lives.  Ensuring the voice of those being supported is heard,...

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Operations Manager - Employability

Claire Griffiths

Claire is a Business Studies graduate who has worked within several multinational organisations, with experience in Projects, Resourcing, Team Management and Business Support. After several years progressing her career in...

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Fund Manager - Intandem

Debbie Zima

Debbie has an insatiable curiosity for how finance can be used to help vulnerable people and communities and has spent 20 years in the social investment sector.  This journey...

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Fund Manager - Our Future Now

Duncan MacKechnie

Having started a long and varied career on the fishing boats around Oban and Mallaig, Duncan’s hard-working attitude and strong team spirit make him a great fit for Inspiring...

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Communications Manager

Eilidh Watson

Eilidh is an enthusiastic advocate of the third sector in Scotland. As an experienced communications professional, Eilidh strives to broaden the influence of Inspiring Scotland and the organisations we...

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Fund Manager - Learning Disabilities Fund & Executive - Specialist Volunteer Network

Elaine Crichton

Elaine is passionate about collaborating to make things happen and her enthusiasm is reflected through the many successes of our Specialist Volunteer Network programme. With natural warmth and enthusiasm,...

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Fund Manager - Survivors Of Childhood Abuse Support

Fiona Dunlop

Fiona started her career in marketing and fundraising and loved it so much that it led to a 20-year career in the third sector. She has worked in senior...

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Performance & Impact Advisor - Equality and Human Rights

Gemma Craigie-Sharland

Passionate about volunteering and the difference it can make, Gemma began her career as a biochemist, eventually making a career change into community development as a result of her...

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Performance & Impact Advisor - Equality and Human Rights

Holly Bryon-Staples

Holly has a background in third sector organisational development and is a passionate advocate for the positive outcomes that can be achieved when communities have the resources they need to...

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Business Process Manager

Iain Clarke

Iain is very excited to harness the inspiring Scotland model to intensify and amplify the passion and innovation that exists in the third sector. He brings 10 years’ experience...

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Fund Support Officer - Delivering Equally Safe

Irene Glasgow

Originally from Lancashire Irene moved to Scotland in the 80’s.  Irene has  worked within the voluntary sector in varying roles for over 35 years.   She has a huge wealth...

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Fund Manager - Survivors of Child Abuse Support

Jane Whitworth

Jane is driven by a desire to create lasting social impact and improve people’s lives. She is constantly inspired by the creativity and resourcefulness of the charities she works...

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Senior Communications Officer

Jasmine Geddes

Jasmine is a creative and driven individual who wants to use her skills in communications as a catalyst for change. With five years’ experience in the PR and the...

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Finance Business Partner

Kim Robinson

Kim completed a degree at Heriot Watt University, MA Accountancy and Business Law, before training and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in public practice. After achieving management level, Kim...

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Performance & Impact Advisor - Delivering Equally Safe

Laura Anderson

Laura joins Inspiring Scotland from the sport sector having worked across a number of areas including operations, governance and development. In her most recent role as a Community Project...

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Fund Manager - Perinatal & Infant Mental Health

Leanne Anderson

Leanne is passionate about the power of entrepreneurial thought and action to drive social change. After working in London as part of Sky TV’s marketing graduate programme, Leanne studied...

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Performance & Impact Advisor - Delivering Equally Safe

Louise Heathcote

With an extensive background in finance and credit control at organisations such as Scottish and Newcastle, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, and City of Edinburgh Council, Louise has worked as...

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Fund Manager - Our Future Now

Louise Stevenson

Louise believes in getting the best from people to help them to have the greatest impact on Scotland’s most vulnerable people. On board since the very beginning, her expertise...

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Fund Manager - Thrive Outdoors

Mairi Ferris

Mairi has long been  a passionate advocate for children, play and the natural environment.  She brings a wealth of experience in early years, childcare, children’s rights, workforce development and quality improvement. Prior to joining Inspiring...

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Fund Support Officer- Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Fund

Meg Ferguson

Whilst studying for a law degree, Meg volunteered with Citizens Advice Direct.  This inspired Meg to pursue a masters in Equality and Human Rights as she was keen to explore...

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Performance & Impact Advisor - Delivering Equally Safe

Monika Sharma

Monika is part of the Delivering Equally Safe team and brings extensive experience in the third sector gained over 25 years in a variety of settings both at an...

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Human Resources Advisor

Natalia Sarmadzhieva

Natalia has 15 years’ of experience in luxury retail management across different continents. Her love and passion for supporting, coaching and developing people, naturally drove her career towards Human...

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Financial Controller

Nicola Rutherford

Nicola brings a wealth of finance and accounting experience to Inspiring Scotland, including an MA in Accounting from Aberdeen University. After training as an accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers Nicola progressed...

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Performance & Impact Advisor - Delivering Equally Safe

Norma Norris

Norma is part of the Delivering Equally Safe team and brings extensive experience in the third sector gained through a range of development and support roles within local and...

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Executive Assistant

Peter Jones

Peter’s role encompasses executive support to the chief executive and senior team, as well as supporting on finance, and as a first point of contact for the organisation. He...

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Fund Manager - Learning Disabilities Fund

Sally Cavers

Sally has 20 years of experience in the voluntary sector building services that uphold the rights of children and young people with additional support needs and their families. She...

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Office and Facilities Administrator

Sam Lauder

Bringing to bear a variety of experience, Sam is passionate in his work and is keen to make a difference in the world. Having worked a variety of jobs...

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Fund Manager - CashBack for Communities

Sam Linton

Sam brings more than 30 years’ business development and organisational acumen to managing Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities programme. With experience at executive level and across a variety of...

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All Age Children Coordinator

Sarah Goldsmith

Sarah is a passionate advocate for children’s play and children’s rights and is currently the Vice Chair and the International Representative for IPA (International Play Association) Scotland. With a...

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Fund Support Officer - Thrive Outdoors

Sarah Scott

Sarah has recently graduated from the University of Strathclyde where she studied Business Administration and Business Enterprise. Sarah’s studies, combined with her extensive voluntary experience have provided Sarah with...

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Creative Communities Intern

Scott Pearce

Scott is the Creative Communities Intern working on a part time basis. Scott graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2021 since then he has volunteered and worked with...

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Communications Assistant

Shai Saunders

Shai is a highly committed person who wants to use his knowledge to champion change in Scotland. His first experience of working within the third sector came during his...

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IT Lead & Salesforce Administrator’

Steve Falla

Steve is a firm believer in the strength of the third sector and the often un-recognised but vital role it plays in so many people’s lives. Having been part...

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Fund Manager - Intandem

Susie White

Susie believes in the power of bringing people and sectors together to solve problems. Studying social entrepreneurship in America ignited Susie’s interest in the third sector and the benefit...

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External Engagements Coordinator & Fund Manager - Cashback for Communities

Tommy Seymour

After graduating from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in Geology and Physical Geography, Tommy enrolled on a Field Engineer graduate programme with an oilfield service company. Following...

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