Linda Butcher joined SMK in September 2008, having been active in the voluntary and community sectors for more than two decades.
Linda's campaigning experience includes:
- Supporting the miners, as well as campaigning against rape and violence, in the 80s;
- Lobbying with other parents for more - and better - local childcare facilities and resources in the 90s;
- Taking action with others, as a single parent, to successfully change Housing Corporation policy on the use of chemical treatments;
- Helping to build, and act upon, a significant body of evidence to enable homeless or disadvantaged individuals to get the employment and training support they need and want.
From 2001-2008, Linda was Chief Executive of Off the Streets and Into Work (OSW), a charity that worked to alleviate poverty, homelessness and disadvantage, leading the development of the organisation from a London-based programme into an award winning, transnational network of organisations and individuals. OSW and CRISIS merged in 2010.
From 1992-1994 she worked for homeless charity St Mungos; followed by the Training and Enterprise Council in central London (later the LSC) where she was responsible for strategic partnerships, regeneration projects aimed at tackling social and economic exclusion, and capacity building initiatives until 2001.
Between 2008-2012 she was a member of the London School of Economics Research Ethics Committee.
Linda is a trained cabinetmaker and polisher and ran her own business making and restoring furniture.
Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 7697 4041
Learning & Development Manager
Harmit is the Learning and Development Manager at the Sheila McKechnie Foundation. He runs our learning programmes, such as our one day workshops, and our intensive 'Influencing Change' and 'See Change' programmes.
Harmit has worked in the voluntary sector for fourteen years. He started his career as a volunteer at a national homelessness agency, and has since worked in a variety of capacities, including event management, fundraising, marketing and communications, policy and lobbying, training, project management, grant-making and strategic development.
Harmit is also a freelance photojournalist, supporting charities to communicate through visual storytelling.
Contact details: email@example.com, 020 7697 4042
Finance and Administrative Officer
Mustafa joined SMK in October 2010 and comes from a background in the voluntary sector and has strong community links within Hackney.
Prior to his joining, Mustafa has gained over 6 years experience in administration, finance, office and event management. He has had campaigning experience during his work as a volunteer.
Mustafa has also worked with the Unreported Crime Project, which has given him knowledge of working with and developing workshops for young people.
Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 7697 4043
Communications and Marketing Officer
Alice joined SMK in January 2012, coming from a background of voluntary sector experience within the fields of marketing, communications and research.
Before joining SMK Alice undertook two communications and marketing internships, both with human rights based charities. As a volunteer, she has campaigned for local and national issues and taught in a Romanian school.
Alice studied Politics and Modern History.
Contact details: email@example.com 020 7697 4045
Events and Programmes Officer
Aura joined SMK in March 2012 and comes from a background in events, training and research, mainly in the non-profit sector.
Before joining SMK Aura gained experience in events and training from two internships; one in a small development charity in Cambodia, and one in a student network organisation campaigning for refugee rights in the UK. She has also worked in educational research and completed various volunteering projects, including a fundraising project for an international healthcare charity.
Aura has a master’s degree in Gender Studies and a BA in Politics and Chinese. She volunteers with people in immigration detention in her spare time.
Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 7697 4044
Marketing, Communications and Events Intern
Hannah joined SMK in January 2013 with experience in customer service and sales. She is currently studying BA Philosophy, Religion and Ethics, with a particular interest in ethics, which has inspired her interest in enriching her knowledge of the volunteer sector.
From her experience with the SMK team, Hannah wishes to gain valuable experience to help her achieve future goals within the voluntary sector.
In addition, we have five Freelance Coordinators as part of SMK's Reaching UK Campaigners project:
Ben Ballin, Sophie Cowdell, James Magowan, Kirstie Shirra and Amanda Stone. Please click here for more information.