L R Beaton

L R Beaton

At a glance


  • General / operations management
  • HR
  • Project / programme management
  • Volunteer management
  • Change management
  • Management consultancy
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Strategic mentoring / coaching


Based in Lancashire
I would prefer to volunteer mainly at home


Mostly outside office hours

I am available most evenings and, with prior notice, on weekdays (I work some weekends so have weekday time off in lieu).


  • Environment
  • Housing and homelessness
  • International development
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Women
  • Young people

Type of role


Work history

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About me

My work sector experience covers the Diplomatic Service, Civil Service, partner in a management consultancy and manager in the third sector.  I am currently work as a nature reserve manager for a wildlife charity.

In a voluntary capacity I have been a board member and vice chair of a large housing association (including Chair of Finance and Resources sub-committee) and chair of a youth project.

I am a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.  I have an MA in Mediaeval History from the University of St Andrews and a BSc in Environmental Conservation from Birkbeck, University of London.

Key skills and experience I can offer include:

  • understanding of the third sector, both as trustee and employee
  • people management; I have managed up to 120 staff and as a consultant worked on the design and delivery of people management and leadership development programmes
  • organisational development (this was my key area of consultancy expertise)
  • experience of operating at both strategic and operational levels
  • financial and budget management in the private, public and charity sectors
  • an understanding of and insight into the process of policy making in government
  • an ability to work in large and small teams, permanent and temporary
  • the capacity to build and lead teams

What am I looking for

A board level role, especially in organisations concerned with the environment and housing