Programme Manager, GMCVO
Passionate that all people in Greater Manchester should benefit from the region’s current prosperity and economic boom, Marie is a member of the steering group for GMSVN. Marie works as a Programme Manager at GMCVO leading on Greater Manchester Talent Match – a Big Lottery-funded programme offering one-to-one, long-term support to young people to shape journeys towards employment. The programme works with employers to increase the opportunities they offer for young people with barriers to employment, sub-contracts delivery to community-based organisations using social values principles and supports young people to overcome barriers they face.
Before coming to Greater Manchester Talent Match, Marie worked as a freelance management consultant in the VCSE sector. Over the last 25 years Marie has worked in a variety of roles all of which have included supporting individuals and communities to take a full and active part in the society they are part of. Previous roles include Volunteer Development Officer in Melbourne, Australia, Chief Officer of Bury Third Sector Development Agency, Funding and Development Officer at Bolton CVS and Development Manager at BAND a user led Community mental health organisation.