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 ext 202

    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 ext 203

    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 ext 210

  • 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 ext 211

  • Emily Beever

    Senior Development Officer

    Emily manages the youth participation element of the NKBL programme. She also leads on integrating a rights-based restorative approach to the programme. Emily also supports Action on Prejudice with training design and delivery.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488 ext 290

    Twitter @emilybeever

  • Nadine Daly

    NKBL Development Officer

    Nadine is responsible for the development and delivery of NKBL's peer education capacity building training for practitioners. She also develops the peer educator's resources to ensure the programme is sustainable and replicable.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488 ext 251

  • 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 ext 291

  • 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 ext 292

    Twitter @NKBLScotland

  • 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 ext 270

  • Gill Gracie

    Youth Work and Schools Partnerships Programme Development Officer

    Gill supports the development of collaborative practice and is responsible for generating evidence of youth work’s impact on the Scottish Attainment Challenge.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488 ext 271

  • 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 ext 260

  • Donna Tobin

    National Grants Administrator

    Donna supports the administration of the YouthLink Scotland’s grant programmes including Cashback for Communties and provides grant applicants with appropriate support at all stages of the process.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488 ext 261

  • 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 ext 280

    Twitter @AoP_Scotland

  • Liz Green

    Workforce and Practice Manager

    Liz leads on workforce development for the youth work sector, digital youth work, international youth work and learning for sustainability.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488 ext 250

    Twitter @lizfmgreen

  • Naomi Dixon

    Development Officer (Learning for Sustainability)

    Naomi is responsible for YouthLink Scotland’s Learning for Sustainability projects, with a particular focus on the Our Bright Future programme, Scotland’s Young People’s Forest Project and the continuation of the Climate Youth Work Network.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488 ext 234

  • Hilary Phillips

    Senior Development Officer

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488

  • 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 ext 220

  • Amy Calder

    Senior Policy & Research Officer

    Amy leads on youth work research including, helping to build an evidence base on the impact of youth work, supporting the sector to develop research skills and leading youth-led research to support young people to conduct research on issues that matter to them.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488 ext 221

    Twitter @AmyECalder

  • 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 ext 240

  • Eddie Nisbet

    Senior Digital and Communications Officer

    Eddie works to develop YouthLink Scotland’s digital strategy and is also responsible for maintaining website content and social media channels.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488 ext 241

    Twitter @YLSEddie

  • Alice Pelan

    Digital Content Officer

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488 ext 242

  • Sarah Robertson

    Network & Events Manager

    Sarah is the health and wellbeing lead, she co-ordinates the Health & Wellbeing in Youth Work Network and links with national partnerships around mental health. Sarah oversees the SCQF Participative Democracy Certificate and delivers national training on Youth Work Approaches for partners and Recognising & Realising Children’s Rights. She supports the Events & Networks team to deliver the National Youth Work Conference and National Youth Work Awards. Sarah sits on the Equalities and Training Networks.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488 ext 230

    Twitter @YLSSarahRobbo

  • Susan Symington

    Information and Events Officer

    Susan is responsible for our fortnightly Youth Work Briefing, website content and enquiry answering, as well as organising national events including the National Youth Work Awards and the National Youth Work Conference.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488 ext 231

  • Stuart Winton

    Development Officer (Youth Participation)

    Stuart works to promote youth participation through promoting and supporting national programmes such as the Participative Democracy Certificate, IWill, Participatory Budgeting and YouthBank. Stuart also works to increase youth engagement through YouthLink Scotland structures.

    Contact me

    Tel 0131 313 2488 ext 281

    Twitter @StuartYLS

  • 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 ext 232

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