Hello and thank you for visiting my website to find out more about my work.

I have over 25 years’ experience of working in the voluntary and community sectors. Working with both funders and directly with grassroots community organisations. I am passionate about improving skills of staff, volunteers and trustees, helping your organisation to reach its potential.

Examples of how people use my skills and experience;

  • 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 directly secured grants ranging from £10,000 to £350,000.
  • Managing people (staff, volunteers and trustees), coaching the lead person or working with the committee.
  • Project management, as well as effective monitoring and evaluation of the impact of a service.

Occasionally, I undertake the 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 here on the website.