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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.

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Hourly Rate / Cost:£52.94 per hour (ex. VAT)
Daily Rate / Cost:£423.53 per day (ex. VAT)
Available From:Now
Candidate ID:341657
: Offers a discounted hourly rate to registered charities

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CV (Curriculum Vitae) / Résumé


 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

Employment History

(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 consultant


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)


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 Manager

Action 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)

Swanshurst School

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.

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