Blog

The latest articles and ideas from Inspiring Scotland and our partners.

Back to Posts
25.10.2018

Engaged HR support for Move On

Lynn with the Lord Provost of Edinburgh receiving a volunteer award

Move On, a charity in Inspiring Scotland’s 14:19 and intandem funds, has been working with pro bono volunteer and HR expert Lynn Reid over an extended period of time to look at some ongoing staffing and organisational challenges. Lynn has been able to commit time to the project thanks to the flexible working approach and corporate social responsibility of her employer, Trig Avionics.

Lynn worked closely with John Hinton, Move On’s Executive Director, to help him establish HR procedures which reflect the charity’s compassionate and caring ethos. Lynn also helped him devise an away day for Move On’s board and staff which she was able to facilitate.

John said:

“Lynn has been a fantastic source of advice, counsel and ideas. The away day was a great success, with excellent participation from all involved and importantly a number of clear workstreams and actions arising from the event.”

Staff were encouraged to sign up to working on particular actions in working groups and there was a high take up rate. A number of HR issues remain to be addressed and Lynn is continuing to support Move On with the benefit of her experience and expertise.

Lynn said:

“Thanks to the time and commitment I’ve had from Trig Avionics, I have been delighted to work with many progressive and amazing organisations like Move On; giving HR advice and guidance to support the great work that they do in our communities and for their clients. I am grateful to Inspiring Scotland for giving me the opportunity to work with their charities and social enterprises where my contribution has been truly valued. I have learned so much and have been inspired and humbled by the dedication and talent of people working in this sector and in organisations like Move On. “

Celia Tennant on the benefits of outdoor play for Holyrood Magazine
24.05.2019

Celia Tennant on the benefits of outdoor play for Holyrood Magazine

Scotland is beautiful. We have mountains and rolling hills, forests, meadows, sandy beaches and rocky bays. Our cities, towns and villages are rich with urban beauty too. In fact, with their abundance of parks and gardens, they are the greenest in the UK. It is a beautiful place to call home and should be a

Read More
Celia Tennant thanks intandem charities and volunteers.
30.04.2019

Celia Tennant thanks intandem charities and volunteers.

Inspiring Scotland recently commissioned Blake Stevenson to carry out an Independent Evaluation of our intandem programme. Established to support children and young people who are looked after at home, intandem provides them with a mentor they meet once a week, with whom they can have a positive and trusting relationship free from some of the pressures that life has thrown at

Read More
Financial pro bono support: three case studies.
18.04.2019

Financial pro bono support: three case studies.

  Case study one – Financial process review. A fraudulent email was sent to a staff member at a charity that claimed to come from the chief executive, asking for a transfer of ÂŁ28,000 to be made with immediate effect. As the staff member was new,  alarm bells were not triggered until after the transfer

Read More