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stuff I've done
Organised and ran an all day event at Oxford Town Hall as part of small team of Fellows of the RSA. The day involved over 30 social action organisations and 300 people showcasing their community-led approaches to tackling social and environmental issues.
Creative Land Trust
Part of a team commissioned by Sadiq Khan and the Greater London Authority to create a Trust/Fund designed to purchase disused buildings and turn them into 3,500 affordable studio spaces for artists.
Producing Marmalade, a fringe social action event of the Skoll World Forum where social change and friendship collide.
Commissioned by Triodos, Big Society Capital and Access to produce The Gathering, which brought together 130 of the UK's most active social investors over two days at Dartington Hall. Alongside a colleague I was responsible for all logistics, ranging from booking accommodation to supporting in the design of the set, and having an input in the content.
Esmée Fairbairn and the Blagrave Trust
Producing a report from a national survey for Emsée Fairbairn and the Blagrave Trust investigating the relationship between organisations who receive grants from charitable foundations to better understand the funder/fundee relationship.
I was responsible for:
(+) designing the survey using Typeform;
(+) disseminating the survey using social media;
(+) analysing the results, qualitative and quantitative data;
(+) creating a report titled Listening for Change
Download the report by following the link below:
Online Health Communities
Working with Online Health Communities, exploring the emerging online communities of patients, carers, clinicians, researchers, managers and industry.
Previously coordinated a communications strategy across Oxfordshire for ‘Social Saturday’ - a nation-wide campaign initiated by Social Enterprise UK highlighting the benefits generated by social enterprise activity.
Not Just Homeless
Created a documentary with Aspire Oxford using participatory video (PV) techniques in partnership with Oxford Homeless Pathways (OxHop) to raise awareness about homelessness in Oxfordshire. Training was provided by InsightShare through a 3-stage capacity building programme.
( 02 )
stuff I'm doing
You Are Oxygen/TRVST
Part of a team developing a platform using a crypto-token to facilitate and incentivise the co-creation of impact projects.
Responsible for managing and delivering pilots across three thematic areas:
Mental Health and Well-being - see [Inside-Out.org]
Social Mobility - see [RedemptionRoasters.com]
Food Waste - see [MimicaLab.com]
Also running a series of events and round tables, discussing topics such as millennial engagement/apathy in the face of current global challenges, and the use of open source software.
Refreshing and updating a Wordpress website for the Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action (CIVA). Includes updating trustee profiles and signed accounts.
Recently started mentoring a recent graduate, sharing my experiences of starting a career in the social sector
mentor/mentee pairing process provided by Progressive Careers.
( 03 )
stuff I want to do
Dreaming of launching a project providing person-centred support to young adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The provision of personalised services will be carried out by training NEETs to become Personal Assistants.
I'm always keen to add capacity to, or create from scratch a project that attempts to solve an identified social or environmental issue.
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stuff about me
Passionate about tackling social and environmental issues by creating change at a systemic level. Ideally I like to achieve this by adapting an existing solution to suit the issue at hand.
When I'm not working you will find me powerlifting in the gym, or reading post apocalyptic science fiction novels. Foodie, both preparation and consumption!
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