Development and sustainability of built (heritage and listed buildings) and land assets including community asset transfers and community hubs
Operational and strategic planning to support emerging and growing businesses and organisations
Community engagement, building capacity of volunteers, workshop design and delivery, action planning and evaluation
Fundraising, making and assessing applications, awarding contracts, measuring impact.
Business management (admin, finance, governance, income generation, financial projection, resources) for a wide range of private and public sector industries
What is your role at CEIS?
I have worked as a volunteer, manager, director and consultant in community enterprise in urban, rural and coastal environments throughout Scotland. I use my experience to support a wide range of organisations with those activities that will help them to realise their ambitions for their communities. Each one is different and requires support specific to their needs. I receive the brief, do some research, then meet with the client at their premises. This gives me a better understanding of their environment, how their organisation operates, and how I can help them. For me, the best aspect of my job is the diversity, whether influenced by activity or location, and the endless opportunities to learn more about our sector