Deborah Grice

Deborah is a skilled trainer specialising in Presentation and Communication skills, as well as being a dynamic voluntary sector Manager.  Twenty years experience in the sector has given her a broad range of skills and knowledge to draw on.

Excellent interpersonal skills and a natural tendency towards humour make her a popular speaker and trainer.  She has worked with very diverse client groups and can design tailored training courses to suit different levels.

A complementary career in freelance journalism and writing tuition reflects Deborah's love of language and a talent for powerful and entertaining communication.

In all spheres of activity she enjoys helping others to build their self-confidence and find their own voice.

Areas of Expertise

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Presentation and Communication Skills

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Confidence-building, teamwork and motivation

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Volunteer recruitment and management; all aspects of volunteering

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All areas of voluntary sector management (including funding, recruitment and interviewing, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, negotiation skills and staff appraisals)

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Publicity, PR and press releases

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Creative and effective writing - for work and pleasure!

 

Qualifications

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B.A.(Hons) First Class: English Language and Literature

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M.A.  English Romantic Poetry

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City & Guilds: Teaching in Adult and Further Education Certificate

 

Current Role

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Training and Development Worker, North Somerset Volunteer Agency

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Adult Education Tutor

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Freelance trainer and facilitator

 

Not-for-Profit Work

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Voluntary Advice Worker for Citizens Advice Bureau

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Volunteer Counsellor for Nightline and Samaritans

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Volunteer Befriender for suicidal elderly (Samaritans)

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Conservation Volunteer for BTCV

 

Other Relevant Experience

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Manager for Citizens Advice Bureau service

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Co-ordinator of women's training project

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Work with people who have disadvantages to overcome (e.g. history of drug/alcohol addiction, mental health problems, self-esteem problems, poverty)

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Experience in the field of carers and the elderly

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Running drama and poetry reading groups

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Adult Education Tutor - Creative Writing

 

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