Katy Taylor

Position: Katy Taylor Ltd

Overview

I have a strong track record of strategic and operational development of small to medium charities, with particular specialisms in the women's sector. I am passionate about ensuring the sustainability of smaller, community-led organisations - often through developing (equality-based) partnerships - and supporting them to increase the accessibility of the services they provide to marginalised communities.

I am a strong communicator both in person and in writing; I bring empathy, skill and knowledge to help organisations reflect and grow.

Much of my work involves evaluating services' impact and how they evidence this, often to help them develop their theory of change or strategic plan or to secure funds.

I also quality assess organisational policy and practice, working constructively to identify and address challenges.

I have a strong research, practitioner and consultation background and so recommendations and development plans are always evidence based and service-user led.


Clients

Local authorities: Bridgend Rhonda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil

Universities: Imperial College London and the London School of Economics

The Home Office: the Truth Project, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Voluntary sector: Welsh Women's Aid and multiple Welsh Women's Aid members, national
Suzy Lamplugh Trust, National
IMECE, London
Thrive Women's Aid, Port Talbot Rape Crisis Centres including in Cambridge, Peterborough and Suffolk
nia, London
Southend on Sea Domestic Abuse Projects, Southend
RISE, Brighton


Qualifications

SROI Practitioner
PRINCE 2 Project Management
Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)
MA Journalism
BAHons Social Policy


Experience

In 2019 I completed needs assessments in three Welsh local authority areas Wales and am currently advising on commissioning strategies to meet identified needs.

I am researching accommodation support models for women with multiple vulnerabilities with to support the build and development of new refuge accommodation across Neath Port Talbot.
I have carried out multiple SROI, cost benefit analysis, equalities reviews and management evaluations of services, organisations and partnerships.

I have successfully supported organisations throughout the commissioning process, securing in excess of £12million over two contracts in 2018. I have secured substantial funding for multiple organisations from independent trusts and foundations and mentored CEOs/Directors to do the same.

I have facilitated the development of a seven-organisation strong, cross-women’s sector consortium in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and secured independent funding to develop capacity.

I reviewed and re/wrote sexual violence and harassment policies and procedures for the London School of Economics and Imperial College London. I have reviewed and re/written policies for multiple VAWG organisations.

I have facilitated strategic planning days and organisation away days. I have delivered governance training to boards of trustees and joint boards as part of partnership development.

I have conducted multiple National Quality Service Standards Assessments for WWA and WAFE members and delivered on capacity building contracts across England and Wales.