Goodmovers 05/04/2019

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Find out who's on the move in Scotland's third sector

5th April 2019 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

Susan Hunter

Goodmovers 05/04/2019

Susan Hunter has been appointed as chief officer of YouthBorders.

YouthBorders is the network of third sector youth organisations in the Scottish Borders. As an area association of Youth Scotland, their membership includes youth clubs, youth cafes, specialist projects, after school clubs and voluntary groups.

Prior to joining YouthBorders, Susan was the policy and research manager at YouthLink Scotland, the national agency for youth work.

Mike Causey

Goodmovers 05/04/2019

The Abernethy Trust has unveiled a new chief executive. Mike Causey will join the outdoor activities charity in the summer, replacing Phil Simpson, who has worked for the charity for 36 years (spending eight years at the helm).

Mike and his family will be moving from Tianjin in China, with Mike having worked as director of leadership formation for education consortium LDi.

He said: “It is with wonder, delight and a deep sense of privilege that I look forward to taking up the role of chief executive of Abernethy.”

Jenni Snell

Goodmovers 05/04/2019

Youthlink Scotland has announced the expansion of its team through the creation of a new #IWill national development officer post.

Jenni Snell, who was previously a youth development officer at Aberdeen City Council, joined the team earlier this year to take up the new role.

Jenni will bring a combination of both personal and professional experiences of youth volunteering and social action to drive the #IWill Campaign forward in a Scottish context and support young people to make a difference in their communities and society.

The post has been funded by Step up to Serve, Robertson Trust, Pears Foundation and the Scottish Government.

Oonagh Aitken

Goodmovers 05/04/2019

The national volunteering charity Volunteering Matters has announced that its chief executive will be leaving the charity at the end of June.

Oonagh Aitken will be retiring after seven years with the charity, five of them as chief executive. In that time she has led the charity’s transformation from Community Service Volunteers (CSV) to Volunteering Matters, overseeing a renewed focus on its core purpose of
volunteering and social action, and ensuring the charity’s ongoing sustainability. The charity now engages more than 30,000 volunteers every year in over 100 programmes, reaching 115,000 beneficiaries.

Oonagh began her career in teaching before working in the Education Directorate of Strathclyde Regional Council, followed by senior posts in Glasgow City Council and Fife Council.