Our Team

  • Tim Frew

    Chief Executive

    Tim is YouthLink Scotland's Chief Executive, he manages the workforce development team, communications, events, policy and research.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488

    Twitter @timfrew

  • Gillian Lithgow

    National Programmes Director & Depute CEO

    Gillian manages the National Programmes team, including CashBack for Communities and No Knives, Better Lives.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488

    Twitter @GillianLithgow

  • Lorena Little

    Business Director

    Lorena is a member of the Senior Management Team and is responsible for Finance, Governance and HR.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488

    Twitter @LorenaPrestwick

  • Susan Dow

    PA to Chief Executive and Senior Management Team

    Susan is responsible for administration and supporting our governance. Get in touch with her if you'd like to join our membership.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488

  • Lorna Saunders

    Finance Assistant

    Lorna assists our Business Manager Lorena with finance and HR activities. You'll find her in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488

  • Marielle Bruce

    Youth Work and Schools Manager

    Marielle is responsible for facilitating the development of strengthened partnerships between youth work and schools to close the poverty-related attainment gap.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488

  • Jane Dailly

    National Grants Manager

    Jane manages the youth work funds administered by YouthLink Scotland including CashBack for Communities.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488

  • Sarah Robinson Galloway

    Senior Action on Prejudice Officer

    Sarah manages the development and delivery of our Action on Prejudice programme, inspiring action on prejudice across Scotland.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488

    Twitter @AoP_Scotland

  • Orielle Taylor

    NKBL Senior Development Officer

    Orielle manages the overall social and digital marketing strategy for No Knives Better Lives. She is responsible for developing the NKBL Network and partnership and membership information.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488

    Twitter @NKBLScotland

  • Roisin Bathe

    Grants Administrator

    Roisin assists Jane on the CashBack for Communities programme.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488

  • Vicki Ridley

    NKBL Senior Development Officer

    Vicki manages the capacity building element of the NKBL programme through resource development, practitioner training, and peer education training. She is also responsible for the schools and youth work programme.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488

  • Julian Burton

    Youth Work & Schools Impact Officer

    Julian works to demonstrate the youth work sector's role in improving attainment, conducting national research on youth work's impact and developing training and resources on evaluation for local youth work organisations.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488

  • Liz Green

    Workforce and Practice Manager

    Liz leads on practice development for digital youth work, European and international youth work, learning for sustainability, youth work training/qualifications, and the #iwill campaign for youth volunteering.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488

    Twitter @lizfmgreen

  • Amy Calder

    Senior Policy & Research Officer

    Amy leads on youth-led research for Youngwummin, supporting youth groups to investigate the involvement of young Scottish women in the First World War.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488

    Twitter @AmyECalder

  • Kevin Kane

    Policy and Research Manager

    Leads the development of youth work policy impacting on young people’s lives, investigating and responding to current and emerging policy and legislative issues affecting young people and the youth work sector, ensuring that YouthLink Scotland’s policy agenda is reflective and responsive to the needs of those we represent.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488

  • Sarah Paterson

    Comms & Public Affairs Manager

    Sarah leads on public affairs and communications at YouthLink Scotland. She edits The Link and chairs our Communications and PR Network.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488

  • Sarah Robertson

    Network & Events Manager

    Sarah has a training remit, co-ordinating and delivering programmes such as Police Scotland Youth Volunteer training and Recognising & Realising Children’s Rights Train the Trainer. She's our contact for Equalities and co-ordinates the Scottish Equalities in Youth Work Steering Group.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488

    Twitter @YLSSarahRobbo

  • Susan Symington

    Information and Events Officer

    Susan is responsible for our fortnightly Youth Work Briefing and our News section, as well as organising national events including the National Youth Work Awards.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488

  • John Wilkinson

    Information Officer

    John manages our extensive Funding and Arts Directories, in addition to supporting YouthLink Scotland events.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488

  • Jenni Snell

    #IWill National Development Officer

    Jenni will be driving the #IWill Campaign forward in a Scottish context and support young people to make a difference in their communities and society.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488

    Twitter @Jenni_Snell1

  • Carlota Huelva

    Design & Multimedia Officer

    Carlota combines art and technology to communicate ideas visually, laying out and creating digital and printed content such as posters, flyers, brochures, videos, animations, always thinking creatively to produce new ideas and fresh concepts.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488

  • Sean Humphreys

    Mental Health & Wellbeing Development Officer

    Sean supports the development of Mental Health & Wellbeing training for youth workers and allied disciplines towards ending mental health stigma and discrimination.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488

    Twitter @NowCounselling

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