Dawn has been with DS since September 2014 and brings with her a wealth of experience in people and project management, business development, community development and marketing within adult education and third sector for over 15 years. She has a passion for inclusion and creating social change through her involvement in a number of community projects on a voluntary basis.
An inspirational, passionate, target-driven manager with a track record of growing not-for-profit organisations into sustainable, financially sound, scalable and award-winning businesses. She is a skilled communicator, networker and influencer at all levels, with highly-developed relationship management, coaching and team-building skills supplemented with strong analytical skills, intuitive problem-solving capabilities and vast experience in applying emotional intelligence.
Dawn’s management style is characterised by collaborative working both internally and with external partners and agencies. The foundations of her leadership style are creative flair, an abundance of energy, tenacity and an unshakeable and infectious determination for the organisation and its stakeholders to succeed in the increasingly competitive Third Sector.
Dawn is a semi-pro drummer and singer in a variety of North West-based bands and sister to Craig, who happens to have Down’s syndrome.

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