Freelance Development consultant UK
Researcher with 20 years' experience and a Masters degree in research and social policy. Expertise in both qualitative and quantitative research techniques.
|Hourly Rate / Cost:||£52.94 per hour (ex. VAT)|
|Daily Rate / Cost:||£423.53 per day (ex. VAT)|
: Offers a discounted hourly rate to registered charities
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CV (Curriculum Vitae) / Résumé
KEY AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Masters in Research & Social Policy
20 years’ experience of working within and for the voluntary and community sector, successfully commentating on and influencing policy at national level
Experienced leader of an influential national children’s charity
Self-starter with history of running own business and complex project management
More than 20 years’ experience of quantitative and qualitative research methods, analysis and report writing
Since 1991, leading contributor of Croner’s ‘Voluntary Organisations Briefing’ and update service
(Aug 1999 & ongoing)
UK-wide charity promoting the support of families who have a child with disabilities. I have successfully lobbied to have the model of support developed by the Handsel Trust incorporated into the National Service Framework. Role includes line-managing the staff team; commissioning and editing research publications, managing research projects, writing and managing the website and newsletter; running annual conference. (Voluntary)
(Oct 1993 & ongoing)
Founder and lead consultantBirmingham
WordWorks is an independent consultancy specialising in research but also incorporating consultancy and training on management issues and capacity building in the voluntary sector. I undertake all elements of social research projects, from inception to dissemination. I am trained and experienced in quantitative and qualitative research methods and analysis, project development and management, fieldwork, planning and analysis.
(Apr 1991 & ongoing)
Regular long-term contributor of published articles on a range of issues. Recent topics have included the implications of The Big Society for small organisations; the meaning of social enterprise; the role of voluntary work for managers in third sector organisations. Additionally, I continually edit Croner’s loose-leaf manual to take account of new initiatives and legal developments
(Jul 2007 to Aug 2011)
Associate Director (Research)London
Sole responsibility for the research and evaluation elements of assignments undertaken by the Foundation. Red Foundation is a social action development agency promoting volunteering.
(Apr 1991 to Sep 1993)
Research and Information ManagerAction Planning, London
Working for a wide range of charity clients - issues of fundraising and marketing; copy and design of publicity materials; research projects for clients; training.
(Sep 2000 to Jul 2003)
University of Birmingham
MA Research & Social Policy (2003)
(Oct 1986 to Jun 1989)
University of Oxford
BA Hons Geography
(Sep 1979 to Jul 1986)
A Levels: Economics (A), Geography (A), English Literature (B), General Studies (A) (1986)
9 O Levels (1984)
Excellent IT skills including use of Word, Excel, Microsoft Project, SPSS, Microsoft Publisher.
I have a full, clean driving licence.
Categories & Freelance Skills
- Focus group facilitation (Research)
- Management (Research)
- Method Development (Research)
- Mystery shopping (Research)
- Policy/strategy development (Research)
- Questionnaire design (Research)
- Research (Research)
- Senior Researcher (Research)
- Web/email surveys (Research)
- Evaluation (Charity & Not-for-profit - Service development)
- Monitoring (Charity & Not-for-profit - Service development)
- Service development (Charity & Not-for-profit)
- Conferences (Events)
- Database Analysis (Market Research)
- Knowledge Management (Market Research)
- Market Research (Market Research)
- Presentation Delivery
- Presentation Preparation
- Qualitative Analysis (Market Research)
- Quantitative Analysis (Market Research)
- Seminars (Events)
- Surveys (Market Research)