Karen Elson

Karen Elson

At a glance

Skills

  • Software and web development
  • Web design (including UX/UI)
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Change management
  • Management consultancy
  • Project / programme management

Where

Based in Okehampton, Devon
I would prefer to volunteer mainly at home

Time

Either in or out of office hours

I am an independent contractor so my hours vary but I am flexible during the week and can flex to the needs of the role.   

Causes

  • Animals / wildlife
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Counselling / advice
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Faith and ethics
  • Gardens and parks
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Museums / heritage
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities
  • Poverty relief
  • Sports
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Women
  • Young people

Type of role

Trustee/Governor

Work history

About me

Project management consultant, chartered engineer and NED with board experience in the third sector and corporate experience in the public and private sectors.   

I am a Trustee for the Museum of Dartmoor Life responsible for strategic planning and digital transformation.  I previously spent 4 years as a NED on the board for the British Association for Nutritional Therapy responsible for strategic planning and performance improvement.   

I combine change and governance experience with a broad corporate knowledge, a desire to improve the wellbeing of others and give back to the community as well as an appetite for new challenges.

What am I looking for

I am seeking a trustee/board position in an organisation that can benefit from my skills in strategic planning, performance improvement or organisational governance.