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I have been a volunteer with the Pioneer Sailing Trust since 2003 where I have been responsible for the organisations bid writing and project management activity. My 'day' job is as a skills development specialist where I work with a diverse range of organisations to design and implement training solutions. Most of this work is outside of the heritage sector, but a growing number of organisations are using my experience. This helps as I can bring what I learn from other industries to the party. I am particularly involved with apprenticeships and wider policy initiatives both in the UK and overseas. Outside of work I am a very keen sailor. Hard not to if you are involved with Pioneer Sailing Trust.
What's going on in our community
Welcome to our online forum for people connected to our Great Place Scheme programme. As a UK-wide initiative we know how tricky it can be to get people in the same room so an online community is the perfect way to get folks connected, sharing and learning from each other. Whether you are... read more
OUR CRAFT CHANGES LIVES The Dry Stone Walling Association is offering the opportunity to train for a new career in the traditional craft of dry stone walling. With support from Heritage Lottery Fund Skills for the Future Programme , a National Training Bursary Project has been launched. Our new... read more
Yesterday we hosted a really intersting live chat on the topic of 'When is heritage?' . That is to say - how old does something have to be to be considered heritage? We invited some guests along to talk about their HLF-supported projects which deal with what might be considered 'contemporary'... read more
Stories, Stones and Bones was a dedicated programme created to help communities participate in Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology with a focus on engaging new audiences. £850,000 was awarded to 98 projects across Scotland exploring all kinds of heritage. The programme aimed to get... read more