Director Of Partnerships
What am I responsible for?
I am responsible for delivering the research, development, partnership and engagement elements of our programme of work to change conditions to make Gloucestershire a better place for disabled people and people with mental health challenges.
What brings me here?
I’ve worked in the third sector for all of my career. I started as a volunteer at home and abroad and then went on to work for Oxfam and Christian Aid in their supporter and income generating departments. I then went on to work for Allsorts, a small charity in Gloucestershire working with disabled children and their families.
What am I working on?
I’m working on supporting my teams to do three key big things this year:
- Create a programme of integrated policy, research and campaigning that changes systems and attitudes that impact disabled people and people with mental health challenges.
- Develop a new engagement scheme which makes sure that disabled people and people with mental health challenges have their say on what Barnwood does, and on life in the county.
- Introduce a place-based development programme across the county which seeks to change conditions for disabled people and people with mental health challenges across Gloucestershire.
I am also working on developing a range of new strategic partnerships and relationships for Barnwood Trust across Gloucestershire.
What do I enjoy spending time doing for my own wellbeing?
I like to spend time exercising and learning to cook new things. (She/her)