Melanie has many years of experience working in the Voluntary and Community Sector; with children, young people and adults at risk; including roles at CEO/Director level and Chair.
As an experienced trustee, Melanie has worked at a strategic level across many third sector organisations and care groups and has built a reputation as an active and respected member of various Safeguarding, Health and Wellbeing Boards.
Melanie has worked with organisations to undertake major transformation using an assets based approach. She has a rounded understanding of how the voluntary and community sector fits into the wider context of community, health and social care and the vital role it can play in improving the lives of individuals and communities.
With a proven track record in training, consultancy, the development and implementation of policy and systems, Melanie’s approach promotes an organisational commitment for safeguarding, which in turn embeds safe, sustainable working practices and accountability.