Hi. I’m Diane West.

I have over 25 years’ experience of working in the voluntary and community sectors. Working with both funders and directly with a wide range of communities. I am committed to strengthening your organisation and improving skills of staff, volunteers and trustees.

Examples of how I can help:

  • Measuring the effectiveness of your service, helping you to decide the best way to monitor and evaluate your work
  • Fundraising generally and more specifically from trusts and foundations. I have secured grants ranging from £10,000 to £350,000.
  • Managing people (staff, volunteers and trustees) and helping them reach their potential, whether this is by coaching the lead person or working with the committee.
  • Project management from ideas, planning and delivery.

From time to time, I have taken on interim management of organisations, usually for a fixed period. In the past, I have acted as CEO for a women’s refuge, a youth counselling service and more recently a Community Centre and Community Association.

For a no obligation conversation to discuss your needs please either email me on di@diwest.co.uk or use the contact form and I’ll get back to you shortly.