New Recruits at Fast Forward
Fast Forward is delighted to have taken on three new staff members: Kai Peacock, our new Volunteer Coordinator, Annie Scrimgeour, our new SPEN Officer, and Calum Ware, our new NKBL Project Officer.
Kai has had a variety of different roles in the Youth work sector which he has worked in for over 20 years these range from running a Youth Project in the Scottish Borders to having his own Theatre In Education Company producing and delivering shows to young people.
He is delighted to be working for Fast Forward as Volunteer Coordinator, and feels that this project offers a really exciting and interesting opportunity for Young people to volunteer their time to, and also along with a great opportunity to forge new partnership with a variety of organisations in the Theatre and Arts field.
Kai also works as a freelance Theatre Director, Producer and Drama Practitioner and at present is working on a number of projects with Scottish Youth Theatre, YouthScotland and YouthBorders.
Annie is delighted to be working alongside Simon as SPEN Officer and is based in the Edinburgh Office for two days per week. The rest of the week she can be found with her head deep into creative writing and coordinating and promoting a touring exhibition for three Scottish artists.
Having studied Art and Design, Annie moved on to Midwifery, then finally Community Education. She worked as part of a Ministry Team in Dundee for 3 years with The Church of Scotland, with a special remit for working with children, young people and families. I then worked with Dundee City Council Education Department for over ten years, working in every primary and secondary school in the city as part of a Transition Project, supporting vulnerable young people in their transition from Primary to Secondary School. She worked latterly as Dundee City Councils Creative Learning Coordinator, bringing Creative Learning Opportunities to children, young people and staff citywide.
Having studied Community Learning and Development at Dundee University and working in the youth work sector for 7+ years, Calum is excited about new opportunities to develop the No Knives, Better Lives work at Fast Forward.
The role will allow him to further my knowledge on the NKBL initative through strategic partnerships and grassroots delivery, as well as further develop my understanding on peer education approaches with current and new partners.