In November 2015, I was made General Manager of developmentplus following the departure of our CEO Jeanne Bain who co-founded the organisation 18 years ago. I was extremely proud to be offered the position and will strive to take the organisation on to the next phase of its journey with passion and enthusiasm.
My time out of work is primarily spent with my family, either at home or on days out. I also have a passion for reading.
I have now worked for developmentplus for over four years and I have delivered “A Step in the Right Direction”, in several areas of Lincoln. I have also worked on the EPOC programme covering staff maternity leave in Mablethorpe and Skegness and Lincoln and Gainsborough. I have also delivered a number of training courses including Personal Development Skills, Looking After Yourself and Cancer Awareness.
My qualifications include a BA(Hons) in Applied Social and Community Studies and a DipHE in Youth and Community Development which I achieved at De Monfort University in Leicester. I also have extensive training in sexual health as well as a range of other training.
I spend most of my spare time with my family and walking my dog. I love to travel whenever I can and I enjoy cooking (and eating) and trying out new foods discovered in far flung places!
Project Officer & Office Administrator
Back home again to Lincoln, since July 2018, I find myself administrating for Developmentplus, looking after our online presence and organising the health and well-being courses, a role that runs in the family.
Lead Development Worker
My project experience has included working with young people at risk of exclusion from school, with prisoners, prison staff and families, LAC young people, running mentoring programmes and employability workshops.
I am a mentor as part of the business mentoring group at Priory Lincoln school and run my own courses for adults in wellbeing through journaling. I also run a regular class for home schooled children in practical science and design activities.
I have two children, one who is teaching the other still a student so can now spend more time outdoors in my garden and I have a bit of a thing for bushcraft and cooking on open fires.
Hi, my name’s Ian and I’m really looking forward to working with people in the Sincil Bank Area within the Steps Programme for the next year. My background is in work with children and families over the last 25 years and I trained as a life coach in 2015. I’m fascinated by people’s stories and ways in which we all make our way through life’s different seasons using our experience, values, resourcefulness, courage and friendships to live it to the full and to enjoy ourselves along the way.
When I’m not at work I’m to be found in various community group settings playing traditional music; singing or dancing at a Barn Dance/Ceilidh. I also love my bike and being out and about in the glorious Lincolnshire Countryside.