Alex is currently working at the National Council of Voluntary Organisations, the umbrella body for charities in England. As Head of Networks and Influencing, Alex oversees NCVO’s policy, research and networks teams.
Alex is a facilitator of groups and organisations. Recently, Alex facilitated the strategy develeopment processes of NCVO, The Children’s Society, Amnesty International UK and the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
With 15 years in the youth and civil society sector, Alex is considered an expert on youth policy and participation and regularly contributes to publications, high-level conferences and events. With a background in youth participation and democracy, Alex worked for the National Youth Agency and the British Youth Council, as well as freelancing extensively with organisations in the youth development sector. At Youth Policy Labs, Alex led on consultancy projects, supporting national governments and UN agencies to design, implement and evaluate national youth policies.
Alex founded the LGBTQ Funding Circle which provides direct financial support to individual youth activists and under-funded organisations focused on LGBTQ rights. Beyond the money, the circle is building a network of activists who can support each other, share tactics and be part of a community.
Alex was Co-Director of the UK Youth Climate Coalition and is a freelance trainer and facilitator with young activists on campaign skills and social action projects, and with organisations to strengthen campaign strategy and evaluate their impact.
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