Hopkins8

Hopkins8

At a glance

Skills

  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Change management
  • Project / programme management
  • Volunteer management
  • Mentoring / Coaching
  • Teaching / Education
  • Training

Where

Based in Abbeystead, Lancashire
I would prefer to volunteer mainly at home, or will consider remote opportunities from across the UK.

Time

Mostly during office hours

My work allows me to undertake voluntary work so prefer in hour work, but accommodate evening & weekends 

Causes

  • Any

Type of role

Ongoing role, Short term project, Trustee/Governor

Work history

About me

I am a qualified teacher and used to teach Business A Level. I am now a Project Manager at Lancaster  University Management School and have a huge interest in the widening participation agenda, hence my application. I started out with no GCSE'S and had to work my way up from scratch at the age of 21 and I want to share my story of success with others and showcase that there is no right path, only a right mindset!

In my early career I worked for a charity that supported adults with learning difficulties and helping charities and volunteering has always remained a passion of mine, as I love to help others.

Skills I can bring are: Change management in complex structures, kaizen, six sigma, PRINCE2 and managing key stakeholders through the use of emotional intelligence. I have just over 3 years experience of what working in the HE sector is like and also have other business sector experience.

What am I looking for

Widening participation agenda 

Inspiring people to reach their true potential 

Mentoring/coaching 

Short courses on leadership & management