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:  

Having worked with Lesley on a number of projects, I have the highest regard for her evaluation and educational development work. Lesley has an ability to evaluate wide ranging and disparate educational materials, distilling...

Colin Gray
eLearning Lecturer & Learning Technology Advisor, Edinburgh Napier University
Lesley is a very motivated professional who is undertaking high level participatory evaluation that seeks to empower. She is very reflective and reflexive, and has brought innovative ways of approaching her doctoral work.
Divya Jindal-Snape
Professor, University of Dundee (academic)

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

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