Julie Farr – Chief Executive – firstname.lastname@example.org
As CEO I build strategic alliances with partners across the City and am a voice for social enterprise in Dundee. Along with Dundee City Council I lead on the delivery of Dundee’s Social Enterprise Strategy. Working with our Third Sector Interface partners (Dundee Voluntary Action and Volunteer Dundee) we ensure the sector is represented and included. I also link in with national partners around the Scotland wide Social Enterprise agenda. Assisting our members to develop and grow is also part of my role.
Angus Greenshields – Development Officer – email@example.com
I offer support for Social Enterprises in Dundee, either those setting up or those that are looking to further develop their services, with particular expertise in health & wellbeing. I help members with issues they may have, signpost them to specialist organisations and connect them with each other as well as with people who could be of assistance across the City.
Susan Morris – Project Assistant/Administrator –firstname.lastname@example.org
My job is to support the Development Worker and Chief Executive with administration, organising events and meetings, reporting and updating the DSEN website and Facebook page.
Derek is CEO of the Factory Skatepark & children’s soft-play centres in Dundee which have won a number of awards for social impact and business over recent years. Derek has over 25 years in the third sector and worked directly in the Social Enterprise sector for 18 years during which he has been involved in establishing a number of charities and social companies and raising over £4m for these enterprises. A social entrepreneur working in this country and Uganda he is constantly looking for opportunities to develop services and facilities for communities using fully sustainable business models and firmly believe that individuals and communities need a hand up rather than hand outs!
Beverley has worked with communities for over 21 years, mainly in a local authority setting, working directly with communities across Angus. She also worked at a strategic policy level, both locally and nationally, in areas such as Community Safety, Tenant Participation, Gypsy Travellers, Local Community Planning, Community Empowerment, Community Engagement, Community Asset Transfer, Pride in Place and Planning for Place to name but a few. She is a trained Coach, a Director of Community First as well as a community consultant, currently working with Forthill Community Sports Club.
Alastair has worked for nearly 30 years in the Third Sector and was CEO of a local social enterprise for more than 10 years. He is currently Chair of the Third Sector Employability Forum, a network that leads on employability policy and practice in Scotland. Alastair is a Board member of DSEN and represents the network on the Dundee City Work and Enterprise Committee and Social Enterprise Development Board.