ARC Scotland Team

James Fletcher

Director ARC Scotland

I lead the ARC Scotland team and report to the Board of ARC.  I am responsible for making sure that ARC Scotland delivers our vision, mission and aims for people in Scotland.

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Derek Parker

ARC Scotland Training Manager

I am responsible for the management and oversight of the SVQ Assessment Centre providing regulated qualifications and for the delivery of mandatory and specialist training to the social care workforce.

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Rachel McGinn

Deputy Training Manager

My role involves assisting with the management of delivering regulated Scottish vocational qualifications (SVQs) to  health and social care and children and young people practitioners. I also assess and internally verify these qualifications.

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Julie Windsor

Training Administrator

I provide support to the Training team and Training Manager in all aspects of ARC Scotland’s training activities.  I strive to ensure that the administration of our SVQ awards to organisations throughout Scotland runs efficiently.

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Tony Bowman

Policy and Development Worker

I work on the SOLD Network, aiming to prevent and reduce offending, and improve supports in the justice system for people with communication support needs.

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Scott Richardson-Read

Policy and Development Worker

I work on the Scottish Transitions Forum primarily working with a group of young people called the Divergent Influencers ensuring disabled and autistic voices are heard when it comes to transition. I also work alongside professionals, software developers, academics, policy makers, Local authorities, Scottish Government and Parliament and other third sector organisations to make sure growing up for young disabled, autistic and other young people with additional support needs is the best it can be. 

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Rebecca Williams

Policy and Development Worker

I co-facilitate the Scottish Transitions Forum. We bring people together for events and training. A big focus of my work is working alongside local authorities to improve transitions for young people in their areas. 

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Tracey Francis

Policy and Development Worker

I co-facilitate the Scottish Transitions Forum, bringing people together to improve the experiences of young people with additional needs aged 14-25 who are making the transition to young adult life. I am particularly interested in ensuring parents, carers and families of young people have the information and support they need throughout the transitions process, and that their voices are heard in policy and practice development.

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Catherine Dempsey

Projects Manager

I have responsibility for all of ARC’s involvement work with people with additional support needs, including the National Involvement Network and local involvement networks across Scotland.  I also manage our work supporting local stakeholders to work and learn together to improve lives for disabled people in their community, through our Provider Forums across Scotland.  I directly facilitate the Edinburgh & Lothians Involvement Network and NIN Planning Group, and the Scottish Borders Provider Forum and Provider Forum Chairs Group.

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Julie Ritchie

Development Worker

I facilitate the Aberdeenshire, Moray and Highland Provider Forums and support the Aberdeenshire Involvement Network.  I also help support the National Involvement Network and promote the Charter for Involvement.

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Robin Paris

Development Worker

I am part of the projects team within ARC Scotland. I help facilitate Provider Forums across Tayside and Fife. I also work closely with the Dundee Involvement Network. 

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Diane Eaton

Projects and Inclusive Learning Administrator

I am the administrator for the projects team and the inclusive learning team. I manage all the specialist training bookings.   I also attend the Edinburgh Involvement Network meetings and the National Involvement Network meetings.

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Chris Turnbull

General Administrator

I am a general admin assistant.  I make photocopies of portfolios for candidates, do shredding.  I photocopy reports, filling and also input information into our evaluation database.

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