The core team is responsible for the day to day operation of the Centre of Work-based Learning including the implementation of strategy, research and events.
David is Director of the Centre for Work-based Learning, and since taking up the post in the summer of 2017, has been responsible for developing the Partnership, and implementing the initial three year plan of work.
He has a rich background in economic development, with experience of infrastructure, employability, neighbourhood regeneration and international development.
When not working he will most likely be cycling, cooking, or camping with his family.
Partnership Support Executive
Ben supports partnership development at the Centre for Work-based Learning. This involves maintaining relationships with the Centre’s founding partners, engaging organisations innovating in work-based learning and promoting the Centre’s work.
After completing a public policy degree at Glasgow University, Ben joined SDS as a Policy Intern before moving to the Service Design and Innovation team, where he was involved in the initial setup and launch of the Centre in 2017.
Ben enjoys trying his hand at different sports, music and seeing new places.
Business Support Executive
Kirsty is the Centre for Work-based Learning’s Business Support Executive. Since joining the team in July 2017 she’s been involved in establishing and developing the Centre’s governance structure and reporting processes. Kirsty has also provided business support to our portfolio of projects including the 2017 Symposium hosted by the Centre for Work-based Learning alongside SDS colleagues.
Kirsty joined us from the private sector after completing a graduate scheme with a global IT organisation. She has experience in various roles including providing reporting and analytical support across small and large-scale projects.
When not working you might find Kirsty at the gym, socialising with her friends and family or planning her next holiday!
Communications & Marketing Assistant
Jake is a Communications & Marketing Assistant at the Centre for Work-based Learning, and since joining us in autumn of 2017, has progressed from his previous role as a Service Design Graduate Intern. Jake works on a wide variety of design and communications activity for the Centre.
Jake graduated from the Glasgow School of Art and has rich multi-disciplinary design background, working on projects based on research, products, services and designed experiences.
Outside of work, Jake can be found taking up his passion for cycling, finding new uses for his 3D printer and working on new projects with other designers.