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Introducing our extended Big Hearts team of 9 staff members!

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Big Hearts Community Trust has announced a strengthened team of nine employees – which represents an 80% staff increase in three years. 

This extended staff structure aims to reflect the on-going growth of the charity and comes with the appointment of Innes Shirreff into a new Operations Manager role overseeing Big Hearts’ wide range of family programmes. He is joined by Pauline Fraser, Volunteer Development Officer ; Sandra Henderson, Family Support Worker and Connor McNally, Project Officer.

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From our offices at Tynecastle Park in South West Edinburgh, Big Hearts uses football to reach out and improve outcomes of local individuals and families at risk of social isolation.

In 2019 the charity of Heart of Midlothian FC supported more vulnerable people than ever before, including over 2,569 adults and children through the delivery of 17 projects.

Craig Wilson, Big Hearts General Manager said:
“2020 is off to a fantastic start for Big Hearts as we welcome three new staff members to our ever-growing team. It’s a very exciting time for our charity and another chapter in our 2018-2021 journey to improve outcomes of local groups affected by social isolation and related challenges.  Together with our board of trustees and community of volunteers, our newly shaped staff team will be a pivotal asset in supporting individuals and families who need our help most.”

Innes Shirreff, Big Hearts Operations Manager said:
“Developing Big Hearts’ volunteer programme over the past four years has been a fantastic experience. I’m honoured to move into a new role within the organisation where I will oversee our range of free programmes and our partnerships with third sector organisations. I look forward to working with new and existing staff to deliver meaningful support aimed at the most vulnerable groups across the community”.


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