Colette Harrison is a Durham-based consultant specialising in working with Third Sector, Higher Education and Arts organisations throughout the UK to develop effective strategy. Colette offers expertise in employability, niche volunteering and giving a voice to the hardest-to-reach in our communities. Her fresh energy brings people together and ideas to life.
An active volunteer, Colette is Chair of FERTILE GROUND, the north east's first graduate and early career contemporary dance company, Colette leads the student mentoring scheme at Grey College, Durham University and is a member of Grey College Council and Grey College Trust. Previously, Colette was Interim Chair of National Council for Voluntary Youth Services.
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Grey College, Durham University have invited Colette to coordinate and host an event to inspire undergraduate students to consider shaping a creative career after graduation. A stellar panel of speakers include a television producer, a playwright and a magazine editor. The event is scheduled for March 2014
Once again, Colette will host a delegation of representatives from Finnish charities who will visit organisations in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in February 2015 to learn about support for people experiencing homelessness and substance dependencies. Learning will be shared with Finnish Parliament.
In December 2013, Colette was elected Acting Chair of National Council for Voluntary Youth Services; the independent voice of the voluntary youth sector.
Who said that?
"Colette was very knowledgeable and her passion for volunteering was apparent. She led through the training session with a pleasant sense of humour."
Anja, New Prospects