As a consultant I work closely with senior management teams and staff to enable social enterprises and charities to:
Become more financially sustainable through fundraising and income generation
Define strategic aims and develop business plans
Maximise operational efficiency through reviewing and implementing processes and systems
Strengthen approaches to project management
This can include interim management roles to provide management expertise during a time of transition. My previous interim roles include chief executive of the Peckham Settlement, consultant for Social Enterprise London and operations manager for Economic Change CIC.
What this looks like in practice can include:
Identifying and setting up new ways of generating income
Planning and delivering fundraising campaigns (both capital and revenue)
Improving financial planning skills e.g. realistic budgets, accurate cash flow forecasts
Improving operational systems and processes within an organisation
Strengthening project management skills in a whole range of practical ways
Facilitating sessions with boards and senior managers to bring renewed focus
Working with management to draft practical, useful and clear business plans
Producing Job Descriptions and Person Specifications to recruit and retain the right people
Providing support for tackling tricky management situations (e.g. underperformance, grievances, redundancies)
Identifying the right staffing structure
Simplifying processes of data capture e.g. project monitoring and reporting, enquiry processes
Organising the outsourcing of operations e.g. warehousing, website management
Implementing better ways to get stuff done
I love organisations that do brilliant things to make the world a better place.
And I love it when I can help them do it better.
Bring it on.