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.