Staff developments at Youth Scotland

Over the past few months Youth Scotland has been developing some new, exciting partnerships as well as continuing to deliver our high standard of core services. This has resulted in a number of staff changes within Youth Scotland's dedicated staff team.

Here's a quick roundup to keep you up to date.

Lois Marshall, (currently Girls on the Move Development Worker), will shortly be taking up her new post as Young Leader Development Worker.

The result of a strategic partnership between StreetGames (which promotes doorstep sport) and Youth Scotland, the Young Leader Programme is an innovative new project aimed at developing and supporting young people to volunteer, set up youth led projects, be role models to other young people and develop as community leaders. Contact lois.marshall@youthscotland.org.uk

As of  12th December, Girls on the Move enquiries should be directed to Rebecca Simpson.

We say a big congratulations to Suzanne Forup, Network Development Manager,  and her husband Mikael on the birth of their son Sebastian, and wish Suzanne well on her maternity leave.

We welcome back Jo MacDonald, who returns from maternity leave in a new role as part-time Senior Development Worker (Networks). Jo will be taking over some of Suzanne's role while she is off on maternity leave.   Jo will be  responsible for managing Bike Club, taking the lead with PVG policies and procedures, the CashBack for Communities Small Grants Scheme and moving forward Youth Scotland's corporate partnerships. Contact jo.macdonald@youthscotland.org.uk

Lara Jenkinson (formerly Office Administrator) has now taken up her new post as Awards Coordinator. Lara looks forward to providing a quality experience for learners and supporting agencies accessing the Dynamic Youth Awards, Youth Achievement Awards and other Youth Scotland youth work initiatives. Contact lara.jenkinson@youthscotland.org.uk

We say a big hello to our new Office Administrator Danielle Hunter. Contact danielle.hunter@youthscotland.org.uk

In the new year, we welcome Rebecca Simpson as Youth Active Manager. Rebecca will manage the Girls on the Move Programme as well as creating projects, services and opportunities where young people can participate in dance, sport and physical activity; develop their leadership and coaching skills; become role models to other young people; and develop skills as volunteers and community leaders. Contact rebecca.simpson@youthscotland.org.uk as of 9 January.

And finally, as Youth Scotland continues to support the provision of quality youth work provision across the country, we are delighted to announce a number of new posts in Dumfries and Galloway and Orkney.

We would like to welcome back Maureen Herdman as Youth Scotland Area Coordinator for Orkney. Maureen will be supporting youth groups and clubs in Orkney, enabling them to deliver more opportunities for young people in the area. Contact maureen.herdman@youthscotland.org.uk.

We also welcome Youth Worker Susan Pollock (Dumfries) - susan.pollock@youthscotland.org.uk, Youth Development Worker Glynis Lockhart (Galloway) - glynis.lockhart@youthscotland.org.uk and Area Co-ordinator Richard Davidson (Dumfries and Galloway) - richard.davidson@youthscotland.org.uk. This project is funded by the Robertson Trust and CashBack for Communities, in partnership with Dumfries Association of Youth Clubs, Galloway Youth and Dumfries and Galloway Council.

Don't forget, you can find contact details and job titles for all Youth Scotland staff here.