Shirley has over 30 years’ experience in the third sector; including Board and senior management roles. For the last five years she has worked for the Church of Scotland with lead responsibility for coordinating the work in relation to the Church’s Priority Areas. These are parishes in communities which have the highest ranking for deprivation within the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.
The best practice in these areas is driven by an asset-based approach, where the voices of people in communities are heard and where they lead us in how we can tackle systemic poverty. Shirley is currently engaged in managing change within the Church’s Faith Action Programme.