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A member of the International Employers’ Forum, Colette supports the Durham Award employability scheme as an interview panellist and by delivering lectures to undergraduates about pursuing a career in the Third Sector.

Colette was keynote speaker at the Conference of Challenges II in May 2012 to promote new approaches to involving people with disabilities in volunteering activities.

Collaborating on the development of a new platform selling North East artists and designer/makers’ work

Skills for People

Colette has designed and developed a volunteering programme to diversify and formalise in-house volunteering opportunities


Colette designed and facilitated the workshop Volunteering: still a choice in the Big Society? at a regional conference for cross-sector professionals

Volunteer Centre Newcastle

Delivering training to member organisations on creating niche volunteering roles

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Digital Preferences of Young People

Colette is thrilled to be researching the Digital Preferences of Young People on behalf of The Wise Group; exploring the role of digital platforms in the employability journey.

Chair of Fertile Ground CIC

In June 2015 Colette was appointed Chair of Fertile Ground CIC, supporting early career dancers to take their first professional steps


In December 2013, Colette was elected Chair of National Council for Voluntary Youth Services; the independent voice of the voluntary youth sector.

Creative Careers

Grey College, Durham University have invited Colette to coordinate and host an event to inspire undergraduate students to consider shaping a creative career after graduation. A stellar panel of speakers include a television producer, a playwright and a magazine editor. The event is scheduled for March 2014

Finnish Visit

Once again, Colette will host a delegation of representatives from Finnish charities who will visit organisations in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in February 2015 to learn about support for people experiencing homelessness and substance dependencies. Learning will be shared with Finnish Parliament.

“Colette’s assistance in the run up to our “Careers in the third sector” evening for undergraduate students at Grey College has been invaluable. Her extensive knowledge of the industry at all levels and her track record of running successful events in the past has helped us to create an event that caters to a wide range of potential interests in charity work, and to plan down to the last detail the format, timing and location of the evening. Responsive, precise and always happy to help, Colette has made the whole process smoother and faster and we wouldn’t be where we are without her!”

Durham student, Grey College Careers Office