Douglas McLellan, Voluntary Sector Professional
Very experienced voluntary sector professional with local and national experience across Scotland. International experience, innovative leadership skills for staff and volunteers and strong commitment to policy development and community engagement.


Health & Social Care Integration Project Officer, Inclusion Scotland
Lead in delivering the ‘Routes to Inclusion – Health & Social Care Integration: Engaging Disabled People and their organisations’ project:

Develop detailed project and research plans, monitoring, evaluation and reporting. Use community development approaches to engage with a range of organisations, identifying assets and gaps. Carry out mapping and capacity-building activities in communities across Scotland. Produce and disseminate materials and reports. Liaise with partners and colleagues including local and national government to ensure effective co-ordination, add value and avoid duplication. Develop and implement opportunities to promote Self-directed Support, its principles and ethos.

Consultant / Volunteer, Self Employed
January 2015 – October 2015
Working on a range of wee projects, either as a paid consultant or volunteer, to aid small community groups help improve their governance, strategic planning and engagement with local statutory groups. Also a spell volunteering with a group based in Uganda.

Interim Chief Executive at Humanist Society Scotland
July 2013 – January 2015
Humanist Society Scotland (HSS) is part of a UK, European and wider international movement of people and organisations. In Scotland, HSS members have a clear vision of a secular Scotland, and the activities that HSS can pursue to achieve that end.

Main Responsibilities: Delivered and implemented new strategic plan and associated operational plans for new management group. Implemented successful budgeting, financial management and fundraising activities. Recruited and supervised staff delivering policy, community development, communications and administration activities Implemented new volunteering strategy to support humanist school visitors, local group leaders and those supporting operational activities. Oversaw all regulatory, legal, risk management and legal obligations surrounding all aspects of service delivery. Developed research and policy relationship with University of Glasgow. Established new relationships with MSPs and Scottish Government civil servants.

Head at ICAS Foundation
August 2012 – December 2013
The ICAS Foundation supports academically talented young people from disadvantaged communities who wish to go to university by helping them overcome particular financial and social barriers which would otherwise deter them from studying accountancy or a finance related degree.

Main Responsibilities: Researched and set founding policy and political contexts for a new international foundation to support disadvantaged young people into a career in accountancy, finance or management. Researched and presented findings to ICAS Council and relevant decision makers and stakeholders reports on social mobility, student access to the professions and student retention from deprived backgrounds to underpin solutions offered by the foundation. Led on successful fundraising to establish foundation including six figure donations from High Net Worth Individuals and new ICAS member donation scheme. Instigated formal relationships with schools and colleges in deprived areas across Scotland. Designed and implemented mentoring scheme for disadvantaged young people including associated mentor training, PVG checks and codes of conduct. Engaged politicians and civil servants in Scottish & UK governments to promote work of the foundation.

Policy & Development Advisor at Age Scotland
October 2007 – August 2012
Age Scotland is the largest charity in Scotland dedicated to enabling everyone to make the most of later life. It ensures that older people’s ideas for a better Scotland reach the ears of those who need to hear them, and also protect the long-term interests of future generations.

Main Responsibilities: Supporting Age Scotland member groups deliver services for older people in their communities. Led and supported older people and older peoples groups on developing new health services including joint projects with NHS Boards and Community Planning Partnerships. Provided wide range of information on issues affecting older people, including dementia, through working on the Age Scotland Helpline. Supported community development activities designed to involve and support older people. Delivered strong Local Government and Health policy support from both Age Scotland and its member groups. Acted as duty media officer. Engaged with local and national politicians on a wide range of issues affecting older people including parliamentary meetings and briefings as well as local service design workshops.

Networks & Development Officer at Council for Voluntary Service Fife
November 2003 – October 2007
The purpose of CVS Fife was to develop and represent community groups, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering In Fife. Also to provide a wide range of support to third sector organisations on various topics including governance, funding, legislation, policy, volunteering, managing people, planning and problem solving.

Main Responsibilities: Supported a variety of voluntary sector policy networks in Fife linked with community planning structures and local Health Board planning. Chaired CVS Fife Community Planning Committee and led on several areas of community planning activity. Developed Fife wide voluntary sector response to new Community Health Partnerships including geographic and thematic representative groups. Worked with people and communities in Fife to develop services including health services for children, older people and health advice services in areas of deprivation. Represented voluntary sector on various committees and Boards including Health & Wellbeing Alliance, Fife Childs Protection Committee and Fife Environmental Network. Developed community development activities designed to support children and young people. Supported voluntary sector access local statutory sector funding and support applications to a wide range of funders including trusts and Big Lottery.

Corporate Banking Analyst at HBOS plc
February 2001 – October 2003 (2 years 9 months)

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