The seasons change perpetually – and so do healthy organisations!
This autumn Fathers Network Scotland is undergoing a particularly colourful reconfiguration, growing our team from five to six.
So here’s what’s happening in this latest spurt of change and growth - complete with a video below, in which Sam Pringle, Dave Devenney and Nick Thorpe reflect on what it will all mean for the future of the organisation:
- Sam Pringle, our stellar Director for the past three years, is scaling back her work for FNS to focus on her coaching – though she’ll continue as Head of Research and cover employer consultancy to support dads at work.
- Dave Devenney, currently our freelance, former-Royal-Marines-Commando, turbo-charged Head of Programmes will come onto staff as Director from November, having already been working with for the last three years leading our successful prisons work. Congratulations Dave!
- Nick Thorpe, currently Head of Communications, is leaving staff at Christmas to focus on coaching, writing and training work, after four and a half years working on a range of projects including the award-winning Year of the Dad and #DadUp campaigns - we'll miss him, but suspect there may yet be future collaborations!
- Cathy Sexton, currently our indefatigable Project Manager, will become Head of Comms, while a new role – Head of Digital Content – is being recruited to expand our impact across Scotland. Might that be you? Read more details here.
- Caroline Libberton joins us in the new role of Head of Fundraising from October, bringing huge experience from a career that spans National Museums of Scotland, NCT and Leith School of Art. We’re delighted to have her on board in this increasingly competitive funding climate.
- Chris Miezitis is staying put in his current role as Programme Lead for Understanding Dad – touring the country changing hearts and minds on the crucial role of fathers in children’s wellbeing!
Here's what Sam, Dave and Nick had to say about the changes in our recent team meeting (continues below):
For more on our new director and the detail of the changes, keep an eye on the blog in coming weeks - and don't forget to come to our AGM on October 30th. We hugely value your support!