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Donna Mackinnon - Biography

Donna Mackinnon is SCVO's Director of Employment Services.  She has worked for SCVO for over 15 years and has led work on urban regeneration, accessing large scale funding for the third sector and a range of strategic capacity building programmes. 

She has been working in the employability field since 1998 and led work on ensuring a key role for the sector in the delivery of the New Deal Voluntary Sector Option in Scotland.  Since then she has been involved in a range of employability programmes including New Deal Prime Contracts, Progress2work, LinkUp and a range of other specialist programmes.  She has a particular knowledge of DWP procurement.

In 2009 she was involved in leading the establishment of the SCVO led Third Sector Future Jobs Fund consortium which was awarded 2,187 FJF jobs.  She became Director of Employment Services in 2009 and her team cover an expanded portfolio of work including Community Jobs Scotland, Creative Interns, Equalities Interns and Third Sector Internships Scotland (TSIS). Her particular priorities are the engagement of the Third Sector in the delivery of the new European Structural and Investment Funds 2014 - 2020.

At a policy level she sits on the ESF Programme Management Committee for Lowlands and Uplands Scotland Programme area.

You can contact Donna here.

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