Family support charity appoints new general manager

28 September 2018

Home-Start Aberdeen has appointed a new general manager. The family support charity has welcomed Eleanor McEwan to the role following a successful recruitment campaign.

Eleanor brings over 15 years’ experience in community development to her new position. She has a strong track record of delivering community-led projects and initiatives and is committed to supporting the growth of strong, skilled and empowered communities through the development of individual and collective capacity. Eleanor joins Home-Start Aberdeen from Sanctuary Group, a provider of housing and care services, where she held the role of community development manager for Scotland.

Anne MacDonald, chairperson, Home-Start Aberdeen, said: “We are delighted to announce this new key appointment to the Home-Start Aberdeen staff team.

“Eleanor’s background in developing strong and effective partnerships across the public, private and third sectors will be invaluable to Home-Start Aberdeen as we seek to build on our existing networks across the city. Her skills set, which ranges from policy development to project evaluation and monitoring, will be a great asset to the charity going forward.”

Eleanor McEwan added: “I am honoured to have been appointed as Home-Start Aberdeen’s general manager and am tremendously excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.

“The Aberdeen scheme enjoys a strong reputation for service delivery that is tailored to the needs of those who require it most. I am looking forward to continuing to develop our unique blend of services and projects, which are designed to support families in our communities who are facing a variety of challenges.”

Home-Start Aberdeen started life in 1987 as a small project based in the Mastrick area of the city. It has since grown to become one of the largest Home-Start schemes in the UK. Its core staff team of 13 co-ordinate the efforts of around 125 volunteers, who support 220 families, including 360 children, each year.

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