Lin Gillians

Position: Lin G Consulting

Overview

Enabled successful development and sustainability of organisations in the Voluntary Sector through Chief Executive leadership since 1992. Specialist Management Consultant and Interim since 2004. Successfully increased funding, sustainability and effectiveness of organisations. Proven track record in creating strategy and providing operational, financial and personnel management support.

Key skills & experience:

  • Chief Executive Officer and interim Chief Executive Officer – frontline and infrastructure
  • Executive level project management
  • Experienced manager financial, HR and operations
  • Organisational change, re-structure
  • Strategic planning, business planning
  • Monitoring, evaluation, impact assessment
  • Voluntary and community sector specialist
  • Health and social care expertise
  • Merger feasibility and implementation

Clients

Interim CEO clients include:
Age UKs in Bexley, Richmond, Wandsworth and Kensington and Chelsea
Infrastructure organisations - London Voluntary Service Council, Kensington and Chelsea Social Council, Haringey Association for Voluntary Service

Social Care organisations - River House Trust, Sutton Centre for Independent Living and Learning

Management Consultancy Assignments Include but are not limited to:
Several Age UKs in London

CVS's located in Kensington and Chelsea, Enfield, Merton, Bromley, Hackeny, Waltham Forest, Hammersmith and Fulham


Qualifications

Master of Business Administration (MBA); degree in psychology; certificate in managing in non-profit making organisations; IT diploma.


Experience

Interim CEO:
Age UK Wandsworth – Successful negotiations with the CCG and Local Authority on a new 3 year contract and transfer of our Local Authority contracts to the CCG. Assessment of the structure and stability of the organisation. Increased sustainability by securing grants worth £220,000
Age UK Richmond upon Thames – Enabled Age UK Richmond to secure a £4 million contract leading a partnership of 20 organisations.
Age UK Bexley – Developed a strategy and business plan. .
London Voluntary Service Council (LVSC) – Achieved financial stability through the securing of current contracts and new contracts worth £500,000. Developed an income generating business model for the HR service.
River House Trust – Secured long-term sustainability through organisational re-structure and secured contracts in excess of £250,000.
Age Concern Kensington & Chelsea - Successful merger from feasibility study to implementation.
Haringey Association of Voluntary and Community Organisations (HAVCO) - Managed the organisation.
Kensington & Chelsea Social Council (the CVS) - Re-established organisational reputation following a period of uncertainty. Mentoring, management and development of staff.
Sutton Centre for Independent Living and Learning (SCILL) - Improved efficiency and reduced costs to ensure sustainability following a major funding cut without compromising level of service provision or quality.

Other interim work includes, Cover for a post, project managing a move and establishing a new grants programme.

Sample Management consultancy assignments
Peterborough CVS - Organisation review. Strategy and Business Plan. Review and development of systems processes.
Aurora - Organisation wide Strategic Review and options appraisal (NCVO associate),benchmarking
Arachne Greek Cypriot Women’s Group - Capacity and Capability Review and strategic plan.
Great Ormond Street Hospital volunteering programme evaluation
Kensington and Chelsea Citizens Advice - Review of organisational structure
Baseline assessment and evaluation of Media Youth Box Projects
Five merger feasibility studies and managed one merger and one service transfer.