Detailed CV

Summary of Key Competences:

Research and Evaluation Methods
Experience of using a range of methods including: qualitative and participatory approaches; innovative ways for gathering stakeholder feedback, such as using a community researcher model; knowledge of different evaluation models including: Social Accounting and Audit; Volunteer Impact Toolkit; Logic Modelling, Participatory Appraisal; and quality assurance models such as Investing in Volunteers.

Experience of design and delivery of innovative training to support youth work and volunteer programmes including: Action Learning; Online Learning; resources and toolkits.

Third Sector knowledge 
A 25 year career in the third sector providing support to: volunteers and voluntary organisations at local and national levels. Main fields of knowledge and experience include: youth work; volunteering; training and development; and research and evaluation.

Education and Professional Qualifications:

Career History:
 Evaluation and Professional Development Services – Director 2005 – to date

Volunteer Development Scotland – Depute Chief Executive 2002 – 2005

Volunteer Development Scotland – Head of Training 1992 – 2002
International Experience:  

Lesley has carried out several pieces of consultancy work for the Voluntary Action Fund, particularly around evaluation, impact measurement and group facilitation. Lesley has in depth knowledge of a range of evaluation methodologies...

Keith Wimbles, Chief Executive, Voluntary Action Fund

It has been a tremendous experience working with Lesley. As a team we asked her to help us devise a tailored Evaluation Framework which suited both our model of working and our stakeholders. Lesley’s broad experience...

Pauline Edmiston
Transformation Team

Lesley is one of the most inspirational of the trainers, managers and thought leaders I have worked with over more than 20 years in the learning & development field. She has a deep and wide understanding of people, of...

Nick McBain
Director, Clarity Coaching Scotland

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