I originally joined the Committee of Moseley Forum in June 2005, to represent the Forum, as the Ward Advocate, to the old Selly Oak District Strategic Partnership - a group set up to act in co-ordinating activities undertaken by the Public Sector, the Private Sector, and the Third Sector or Voluntary & Community Sector (charities and other & not-for-profit organisations with charitable purposes, including Moseley Forum) - so as to better deliver services to the public, (as individuals and to the community at large), and develop ways of working to improve the District in general.
By working on the Moseley Forum Committee, I look to initiate & develop activities to regenerate the area with a balanced business environment - not dominated by one business sector - by promoting sustainable economical & ecological development in the Village, as well as ensuring that we receive the best delivery of education & health, so we will remain a diverse & supportive community within Moseley.
At a community level, I am very active with other Moseley organisations, including:
Currently, I represent the Forum & the people of Moseley at Moseley & Kings Heath Ward Advisory Board.
Also, at a city-wide level, I'm also the Treasurer of – CN4B – a new organisation that is supporting local voluntary & community organisations across the city.
Otherwise, I'm an ex-haematologist with a long history of involvement in the Third Sector (charities) - starting out working in 1995 as an adviser/advocate & trustee director (& a few other roles in between) for. I now do work as:
- a sector capacity developer – working in the development of high-quality business & social regeneration solutions in the Third Sector / Voluntary & Community Sector organisations around the West Midlands, especially dealing with community, education, the environment, health, social & economic regeneration
- a a teacher & trainer – developing bespoke teaching & training programmes and undertaking teaching in adult education, especially for refugees & B.M.E. groups around the West Midlands
- a a tribunal judge for education appeals in Birmingham