for leaders in small to medium independent charitable organisations
Coming soon, an exciting new peer to peer support network for leaders in the voluntary sector in Gloucestershire. The group is facilitated by Rachel Levay (Director of Stroud Book Festival) and Barrie Wyatt.
This project brings together small groups of leaders to:.
share knowledge and best practice,
develop skills and resilience,
find areas of synergy and mutual benefit, and
identify further support needs.
The group also aims to work together to influence existing structures and policy in the county in order to improve effectiveness and collaboration within the sector.
Currently running as a pilot project, we meet for two hours every two months, with the potential for communication and one-to-one mentoring in between. As an emerging project, we are still developing and honing the group into something that leaders will find worthwhile, effective and that makes best use of their own expertise and ideas.
More information to follow, but in the meantime if you are the leader of a small to medium charitable organisation in Gloucestershire and would be interested to find out more or join the group, please contact Rachel or Barrie
Working with Barrie has been a great experience. He has gently and kindly opened our eyes to what compliance with the new Standards meant for us. Barrie looked at the work that we prepared for our meetings, and in discussion, helped us to consider what the standard would be for our setting and how we […]
Barrie has patiently worked with us towards our PQASSO accreditation, despite changes of our staff and the updated PQASSO. Barrie has calmly and kindly helped us to understand the process and explain how best to meet the criteria in a practical and appropriate way, so that the process is positive rather than onerous. His approach […]
Barrie structured his Organisational Strengths Review to our requirements whilst using the PQASSO framework as a benchmark. Barrie’s facilitation skills and final report have been exceptional. The process celebrated our recent achievements but also highlighted areas for improvement. His detailed observations have helped the Senior Management Team to prioritise our work plan and give balanced […]
Barrie provided a great combination of insight, analysis and personability in delivering an ‘end of grant’ independent audit for a Comic Relief grant for 2 of our Ethiopian partner NGOs. It was a reasonably complex assignment and Barrie was able to assimilate complex information, formulate an appropriate assessment process, and swiftly produce analysis and reports […]
Barrie has convinced me that there is real value in the PQASSO kitemark, because to achieve it we have made one or two very positive changes to the way our charity operates. Jenny Hopkins – CEO, Gloucestershire Deaf Association.
Barrie’s facilitation of our discussion and helping us to delve deeper in to the meaning of our work, what is important and what is measurable was really valuable and provided a turning point for our organisation. We couldn’t have done this without a fresh pair of eyes and expertise. Off the back of this work […]
Barrie has been an excellent mentor as we’ve gone through the Level 1 PQASSO self-assessment process with him. He is sympathetic and understanding of the voluntary and community sector’s realities and peculiarities; he has quickly got his head around our own organisation’s uniqueness; and he has sensitively made sure that our self-analysis has been thorough. […]
Barrie has been invaluable in supporting Allsorts through a time of significant growth and change. Initially he came in to the organisation to guide us through a PQASSO level 2 self assessment, and subsequently made an independent evaluation for the end of a Big Lottery grant term, and an organisational strength review for the beginning […]
Forest Pulse first used the Services of Barrie Wyatt from nVision Consulting to advise and support us in relation to the charity applying for PQASSO (Practical Quality Assurance System for Small Organisations). The charity commissioned Barrie following very positive feedback from a closely linked organisation with a very similar remit to ourselves who also used […]