Introduction
I am a Year Here Fellow and Engagement Manager with 9 years of experience building and nurturing communities in the enterprise, charity and education sectors. 
My interests include creative partnerships and community projects, especially where the collaborative process is just as important as the end result and has the potential to change people's lives.
I currently work at The Bromley by Bow Centre developing partnerships, events and communications. Key skills in project management, mobilising audiences across multi-channel campaigns including events, fundraising and social media.
Since the pandemic started I've been volunteering on a local Clapton Commons project, building the network for an exciting new space.
 
I am a mentor to young people working in the third sector and a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
 
I have experience pitching ideas and joining panels across a range of sectors.

 

 

 

 

 

Education

 

National Film and Television School (NFTS)

​2008 - 2009

Postgraduate Diploma in Production Management.

Our graduation film Until The River Runs Red won a BAFTA, partly due to my effective content strategy for Best British Short Film. I have been Production Manager on several short films, winning a 2011 BAFTA, and programmes on a variety of formats including HD, film and multicamera. Learning skills of how to cultivate a content/marketing strategy for short-form video to increase online views.

 
University of Leeds 

​2005 - 2008

BA (Hons), English Literature (1st Class).

Developing skills of analysis, problem-solving, time-management, teamwork, research and written and verbal communication.

Work experience

Bromley by Bow Centre

Partnerships Lead

January 2020 - Present

 

  • Sole manager for the 2.6 challenge raising over £10,000 in a lockdown weekend, through targetted outreach and digital engagement.

  • Developing strategic partnerships and network in charity, public, enterprise and private sectors.

  • Managing external agencies and consultants, strategic contacts and processes for donor data and internal communications.

  • Managing events from trustee dinners to planning public lectures. Co-ordinating and planning strategic fundraising events including film screenings, private dinners, annual auctions.

  • Setting up a partnership and Project Managing creative filmmaking project for Individual Giving Campaign. Managing project including briefing deliverables, sharing regular status updates, sourcing contributors, supervising shoot days and edit. Managing staggered release for output with films shown internally and externally. 

  • Designing and managing remote challenge event fundraiser Ride On, on-boarding partners, drafting the press release, inviting high -profile ambassadors and local MPs. Ensuring stakeholders are engaged, from co-creation of event design to shared responsibility for post-event conversion.

Year Here Fellow

A platform for professionals to test and build entrepreneurial responses to inequality.

Community Innovation Manager and Consultant

January 2019 - December 2019

 

  • Developing skills of pitching, business and financial modelling and planning. 

  • Managing a multi-disciplinary education project in two Pupil Referral Units in a five-month placement, developing a Film Focus programme. Engaging four community organizations and local businesses as co-delivery partners. Connecting young people to mentoring and coaching opportunities. 21 students gained an AQA filmmaking qualification through regular training supported by these effective local partnerships. Blog summary here.

  • Engagement Consultant for the NHS. Managing digital engagement with autism communities, feeding back research to the NHS during regular workshops, building community empowerment. Identifying and researching new partners; Healthwatch Brent, Brent CVS as well as corporate sponsors EY and Accenture.

  • Community Engagement Lead for the 24-hour Breathless Olympics Air Pollution Event, securing local press coverage and partnering with local community organisations, the East End Advertiser and Tower Hamlets councillors to raise awareness.

  • Planning and Testing Tracking all community partnership outreach through rigorous processes and CMS systems.

 

Four Corners

Marketing and Engagement Manager-  Freelance

November 2016 - January 2020

  • Building communications strategies for East End Heritage projects and education programmes. Supporting a busy events programme with local MPs, partner organisations, and guests managing all communications, attendance and engagement.

  • Marrying creativity with strategic decisions to sell desk space, generating a 20% increase in enquires.

  • Designing and managing campaigns for social media, meeting recruitment targets through targetted outreach to marginalised communities, tweeting high profile film influencers.

 

  • Securing local and national PR coverage for The Suffragette Anniversary Women's Hall season, from the East End Advertiser to Time Out.

 

  • Briefing in online assets to external freelance designers and managing delivery.​

 

  • Developing recruitment plans to improve diversity and access to the industry, improving digital processes.

 

Codeworks - Coding Bootcamp Barcelona 

Content Producer 

June 2018 - December 2018

 

  • Working in an international culture in a fast-paced start-up environment in the Spanish tech education sector. Leading on content planning, production, and delivery for the Codeworks site and CodeHers series.

  • Managing the posting and scheduling social media content, monitoring conversions, writing blogs, taking photos and editing using Photoshop.

  • Interviewing students from around the world on film, using basic FinalCut editing skills to cut short testimonials for YouTube.

  • Managing the content calendar, liaising with UK press to pitch article ideas. 

 

Matter&Co / The Fable Bureau - Communications Agency

Senior Producer - specialising in UK Social Enterprise

December 2016 - January 2018

 

  • Leading on new business proposals in the UK social enterprise space, identifying opportunities for new collaborative projects, clients, and events.

  • Managing strong relationships with a range of clients from the corporate, private and social enterprise sectors.

  • Scripting and brainstorming ideas for campaigns, overseeing the creative process from inception to delivery. 

 

  • Managing blogs, podcasts, photography and film shoots across the world to support various marketing strategies for social enterprises and charities.

 

  • Building a strong experience of social media management including community management, content creation, and campaign tactics.

 

  • Co-ordinating internal and external teams and project managing all aspects of a client brief.

  • Managing content marketing deliverables with freelancers and agencies.

 

 

 

Shelter

Brand Marketing Manager 

September 2015 - July 2016 (FTC Maternity Cover )

 

  • Liaising with internal clients and stakeholders to manage the history content for Shelter's 50th anniversary including archive, video and print.

 

  • Ensuring brand consistency across two microsites, challenge events, screenings and tradeshows, direct mail, e-comms, social media, and property.

 

 

  • Developing partnerships with independent feature film Half Way, supporting Q&A panels across the UK.

 

 

  • Monitoring traffic/analytics online. Ensuring all copy was proofed and optimised for SEO. Uploading content to wordpress and ensuring approvals process is in place with relevant stakeholders.

 

 

  • Supporting the brand team to ensure guidelines were adhered to and content was used to maximum effect.

 
 

Into Film Youth and Film Charity

Marketing co-ordinator

March 2012 - September 2015

 

  • Managing internal and external clients and stakeholders developing relationships with cinemas, skills events, education media, PR agencies, student bodies, teachers and heads.

 

 

  • Managing tradeshow events, our presence at years BFI Future Film Festival, Close Encounter events (45 minutes in- school Q&As chaired by a panel of filmmakers).

 

 

  • Recruiting a daily target of teachers and young people to sign up to filmmaking skillset masterclasses using advertising, events, direct mail, e-comms, social media, phone sales and face to face sales.

 

 

  • Developing partnerships with media and film organisations, e.g. Birds Eye View, Underwire, Skillset, Everyman.

 

 

  • Monitoring trends and ROI across all marketing campaign data.

 

 

 

Mencap
Film and Marketing Executive

October 2011 - March 2012

 

  • Pitching to corporate sponsors e.g. John Lewis/Emirates/Deloitte.

 

 

  • Managing film partnerships with NACRO, ICAN and the Department of Education.

 

 

  • Account managing several national campaigns and videos, mainly 'Raising Your Game'.

 

 

  • Line managing junior members of the marketing team, supporting them to meet targets.

 

 

  • Producing monthly newsletters (writing copy, editing) for a range of different audiences and stakeholders. Working closely with the Marketing Manager on budget and strategy, tracking results and developing a protocol for stakeholders.

 
 
 
The Guardian/ The Times Higher/ The Independent/BBC
Writer
2008 -2011 
 
  • Working freelance as journalist attending daily features meetings, working closely with junior commissioning editors. Working closely with the news editor, researching stories, interviewing academics and writing nibs to a deadline.
 
  • My news feature ‘Migrants in the Spotlight’ explains the reliance on migrants to fill the thousands of volunteer placements needed to facilitate the Olympics. 
 
 
Freelance Digital Roles at National UK Charities 
Action Aid International (Digital Media Assistant)
Leonard Cheshire Disability  (Digital Officer)
 January- July 2011
 
  • Co-editing the website and social media sites, editing and uploading blogs, new memberships, social media and case studies, Writing and editing copy for the site’s different audiences, press and public in countries around the world.
 
  • Organising content for the new website, relabelling and filing photography and uploading to a new CMS. 
 
  • Working on the script/storyboard for a Triathlon short film. Supporting the marketing team with admin across various national event focussed campaigns e.g. Tri Together. Skills involved learning a CMS system, Photoshop, Microsoft Office and Adobe Edit Suite.