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Executive Director and Strategic Lead for Active Communities
Operations, Finance, Governance and Quality Manager
Elin has worked for GRCC since 2003 and has been a member of the Senior Management Team since 2006, following a 20 year teaching career and a strong involvement in local voluntary and community organisations.
As a national quality standards assessor for the voluntary sector, Elin has a wealth of skills and experience to be the Senior Manager responsible for GRCC operations, including finance, governance and resource management, and to work with her follow Senior Managers on business development and planning.
Elin is GRCC's Strategic Lead for Active Communities and heads up a team of 8 staff members who support communities and groups in urban and rural Gloucestershire to develop and move forward plans and projects which keep their neighbourhoods, villages and towns vibrant.
This support includes capacity building support to voluntary and community sector organisations, including funding advice, project concept and development, organisational quality and development, community asset management, community enterprise and services and community-led planning. Other projects within the Active Communities strand include affordable rural housing provision in rural areas and services for families and children. GRCC also offers data analysis, facilitation and mediation consultancy services.
Elin also has line management responsibility for the finance and personnel team at GRCC and for the Information Co-ordinator who supports the Senior Management team to monitor and evaluate the impact of GRCC's work and to showcase excellent practice in Gloucestershire's communities.