Gisele Hall, Development Officer, Capacity Building Pillar
Gisele’s expertise supports third-sector organisations in Perth and Kinross with advice and guidance on governance, policy, funding, regulation or training as well as supporting the establishment of new organisations.
Read on to learn more about Gisele and her hopes for the future of the TSI.
I support third-sector organisations across Perth and Kinross with capacity building. That might include providing guidance and support with their governance, policies and procedures.
I also work a lot with underrepresented groups on improving equality initiatives and I draw on my training and voluntary work in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion to support groups in this area.
I’ve worked in charities a lot before, developing and delivering services as a development officer as well as volunteer management and coordination for a variety of organisations from food delivery to caring for people living with dementia.
I think all of my previous experiences feed well into my current role as it’s given me a deep understanding of how charities and third-sector organisations work and, therefore, how we can best help them.
I enjoy working with the groups I support and spending time with people. It’s really rewarding to be able to help people achieve their goals.
I think the biggest thing is competing for funding. There are a lot of financial constraints on people due to the cost of living, which has put real pressure on services.
I love running, reading and listening to music.
It’s maybe a cliche to say but I do love weekends!
To link with as many groups as possible and make sure that all their needs are being met in any way that we can help them, and to raise our profile so people know we’re here for free support.