Colin has enjoyed a career working with children, young people, families and communities in the third sector and local government. Starting out in youth work as a young volunteer, he has since undertaken a range of roles as a community worker, mentor, trainer, service manager, and transformation leader.
More recently, as a consultant, Colin has led service improvement and integration projects in local government. His experience includes: devising and leading a workforce development programme to improve family engagement and support in schools; developing a new Early Help strategy; rewriting multi-agency thresholds guidance; and redesigning an intensive family support offer.
Colin has developed materials for a range of courses, including a training suite for delivery of the City & Guilds Level 2 Award and Level 3 Certificate in Work with Parents, and the Level 4 Award in Work Families with Multiple and Complex Needs. As a trainer, he has been privileged to support a range of practitioners to achieve these professional qualifications.
Colin has a strong track record of forging successful cross-sector partnerships and networks, bringing people together for quality conversations, visioning, action planning and collaborative learning. As a teacher and consultant, Colin draws on a range of material, with passionate interests in solution-focused practice and systemic thinking.
Colin holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Adults from University of Westminster as well as a Master’s Degree in Cultural Studies from Leeds University.