The Team

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Mashal A Mahmood

Comms & Business Support Officer
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My journey at ProjectScotland started as a volunteer. I got placed by them in LOOPS (an organisation that looks for…
My journey at ProjectScotland started as a volunteer. I got placed by them in LOOPS (an organisation that looks for opportunities for older people) as their Events & Promotions Assistant, to start my marketing carrier here in, Edinburgh. Lucky for me I was considered for a marketing position by ProjectScotland that cultivated into taking care of Business support tasks, which leads me to where I am today, the Communications & Business Support Officer. Now my life is all about planning, organizing, creating and communicating in the third sector. The more I engross myself into it the more I cherish the value it adds to my life. Having worked in the corporate sector in the past I truly appreciate how I can make a difference in peoples’ lives in the smallest way possible by being in the third sector. Inside and outside work I love socializing and meeting new people. I certainly enjoy a warm cup of tea, travelling, cooking and spending ample time with my family & friends.
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Sheena Hunter

Fundraising Consultant
Having spent over 30 years in the wonderfully varied charitable world in Scotland, 20 of those years raising funds for…
Having spent over 30 years in the wonderfully varied charitable world in Scotland, 20 of those years raising funds for all sorts of causes, I am now helping Project Scotland with approaches to Trusts and Foundations – finding funds for important employment programmes. Outside of work I can be found running, dancing, reading or enjoying the odd glass of wine!
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Ursula DeRuyter

Volunteer Co-ordinator
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I am all about volunteering! As a Volunteer Coordinator I work closely with our Partnership Managers to match volunteers up…
I am all about volunteering! As a Volunteer Coordinator I work closely with our Partnership Managers to match volunteers up with fabulous opportunities. As well as doing lots of volunteering myself, I used to coordinate volunteers for another wonderful charity in Australia. I am actually from Australia and have done lots of travelling which is how I’ve finally ended up in sunny Scotland! Outside of work I can be found with my head in a book, dunking Timtams into tea, and going on adventures with my wonderful friends
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Logan Vaughn

Logan Vaughn

Volunteer Co-ordinator
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My role as a volunteer coordinator means I spend my day having great conversations with our wonderful volunteers, making sure…
My role as a volunteer coordinator means I spend my day having great conversations with our wonderful volunteers, making sure that they are matched with the best possible opportunity, and have all the support they could need through their journey with us. My time with ProjectScotland started when I left my job in the private sector to volunteer full time for 3 months. After my 3 months finished I realised that I loved what ProjectScotland do so much that I wanted to work here! Outside of work I’m a very injury prone runner, amateur movie maker (although don’t ask to see any of them, they’re rubbish) and trivia enthusiast.
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Kimberley Laidlaw

Kim Maxwell

Partnership Manager
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I have the exciting role of bringing on new partners and creating great volunteering opportunities. Working for ProjectScotland has opened…
I have the exciting role of bringing on new partners and creating great volunteering opportunities. Working for ProjectScotland has opened my eyes to volunteering and how it changes the lives of so many people. Before ProjectScotland I spent two years travelling Australia and parts of Asia. In my spare time you often find me sweating it out in the gym/having cocktails with friends.
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Lisa Laidlaw

Lisa Laidlaw

Employability Manager (Dundee)
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I started my career many moons ago in the Army and after this was a mum to 3 children (which…
I started my career many moons ago in the Army and after this was a mum to 3 children (which is hard work in itself).  Although I am still a Mum, I swiftly became interested in helping people into employment and have been doing this work for the past 15 years. The last 5 years I have been based solely in Arbroath and Dundee. My spare time is spent walking, going to the gym and playing taxi for children’s events (they have a busier social life than I do!)
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Lee Toti

Lee Toti

Academy Manager (Dumfries)
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In the past I worked for a charity as a Retail Manager and helped young people to gain work experience…
In the past I worked for a charity as a Retail Manager and helped young people to gain work experience with training providers. I was so interested in helping them that I asked the training provider if they had any vacancies. I then joined them and for the past 6 years have been working for them helping young people with work placements, qualifications and improving their futures. I now have the opportunity through ProjectScotland in Dumfries to help more young people to become our future work force and responsible citizens.  In my spare time I enjoy baking novelty cakes, riding my motorbike and anything Italian, so much so I married one!
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Graham Robertson

Graham Robertson

Head of Fundraising
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Throughout my varied past as a professional footballer, then in media/marketing, and most recently for the past ten years working…
Throughout my varied past as a professional footballer, then in media/marketing, and most recently for the past ten years working in the charity sector, two common themes have prevailed – working with young people and finding creative ways to raise money for good causes. This has seen me playing football for Millwall FC in deepest darkest South East London – and then challenging world injustices with Global Human Rights Campaigns for Amnesty International. These colourful extremes led me to my amazing current opportunity here at ProjectScotland which allows me to focus on both young people and fundraising – a truly inspiring combination! My main remit will see me growing our support and relationships with our Corporate Partners and promoting fundraising via challenge events from Cycling, to Bungee Jumping or becoming a ‘Total Warrior’. At home I have two young boys so spend all of my spare time running after them, doing family day trips, and generally try to find ways to tire them out so I can actually get some sleep – a battle I’ve yet to find a winning formula for!
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Gavin McLellan

Head of Development and Communications
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My second life in the charity sector is now 16 years young after dabbling as a commercial property surveyor. I…
My second life in the charity sector is now 16 years young after dabbling as a commercial property surveyor. I have not looked back in my journey that has taken in so many fantastic causes in Scotland; children, young people, cancer care, museums and international development.  Now I am looking after brand, comms and major funders for ProjectScotland as it pivots into its second decade!  Usually highly caffeinated I can relax sometimes, maybe a country walk or cycle, but eating and drinking more likely.  Two teenagers require my time and a cat also.
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Tully Treslove

Head of Mentoring
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I have the joy of managing our mentoring programme. I get to meet inspiring people who want to give up…
I have the joy of managing our mentoring programme. I get to meet inspiring people who want to give up their time to support ProjectScotland volunteers to reach their full potential and get to where they want to be. In my previous work life I worked for a national charity in business development writing tenders to develop Drug and Alcohol Treatment services, primarily across London.  When I’m not busy, which is not very often with two children, I enjoy visiting art galleries, films and walking.
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Kasia Czarnecka

Mentor Manager
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My adventure with ProjectScotland began in 2014 when I became a volunteer mentor. I absolutely loved the experience and find…

My adventure with ProjectScotland began in 2014 when I became a volunteer mentor. I absolutely loved the experience and find it very important to my current role. Previously I worked with several charities supporting people with disabilities, both in Scotland and Poland.

Some people believe that as a psychologist I can read minds (sorry to say - I can’t) and that as a trainer I’m good at sports (actually I can only run workshop marathons). In my spare time I enjoy travelling with my lovely husband, learning Italian, reading fiction and going to concerts and exhibitions. Oh, and drinking tea!
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Paul Reddish

Chief Executive
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After completing most of my working life in the private sector, I now find myself in a dream role… being…
After completing most of my working life in the private sector, I now find myself in a dream role… being given the opportunity to make an impact on the lives of young Scots.  This is something I’ve always taken an active involvement in a voluntary capacity, and from personal experience have reaped the rewards from volunteering both to better myself and to help with a number of causes close to my heart.  When I’m not at work, I have my hands full with our new arrival Benjamin.  On the rare occasions I find some spare time, I can be found on a cricket field, a rugby pitch or down at the gym!
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