I am a former civil servant with 19 years experience as an employee of Communities and Local Government working in the regional Government Office in Yorkshire and the Humber. Imore...I am a former civil servant with 19 years experience as an employee of Communities and Local Government working in the regional Government Office in Yorkshire and the Humber. I worked on a wide range of policy agendas including housing, economic regeneration, community economic development, business support, and skills/employment, covering CLG, BIS and DWP policy portfolios. I have also undertaken secretary roles for regional strategic and programme monitoring committees such as the Regional Housing Board and European monitoring committees which included senior representatives from Whitehall, the EU, and regional private, public and third sector organisations.
I have taken a lead role in managing national and EU funding programmes and projects including Single Regeneration Budget, New Deal for Communities, European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund regional programmes, and URBAN.
I have a broad range of administrative, managerial, project management, financial management and customer service skills which I developed by working my way up through successive promotions from admin roles to team leader by the time I took redundancy in 2011. Since then I have worked in temporary office administration roles in the health sector, for example on the implementation of the Friends and Family test for DoH.
I am also a creative writer and have written a historical bio/ novel about the Roman poet Martial which I am seeking to get published.
As example of my work is attached, the YH Regional European Social Fund strategy, which I co-ordinated through a steering group of partners on behalf of the Regional Skills Partnership, securing agreement for the strategy from a regional committee of senior managers/Directors of skills and employment organisations, and issuing to DWP for Ministerial sign off. My work included procuring and project managing a team of consultants to deliver updated economic analysis and skills data sets, preparation and collation of the strategy document from a range of commissioned contributions and the data/output from the consultants, to the required specification agreed with the steering group.