As a teenager, Robert attended Corstorphine Youth Club’s DJ training programme and graduated from DJ’ing at the Youth Club to School Discos and when old enough to enter venues as a DJ career followed that, including residencies in some of Edinburgh’s popular bars and clubs.
With a keen interest in fitness, Robert trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling and is a member at his local Crossfit club. Robert has been a volunteer befriender with the Youth Befriending project for 4 years and is also a Career Ready Mentor.
Working in HMP Edinburgh for 5 years until 2019, where he successfully matched employers with prisoners after release and currently Social Enterprise Employability Manager with Cyrenians, where his team have provided pre-employment training for employers in St James Quarter, he was also involved as a panel member and chair with Children’s Hearings Scotland for 5 years until 2020.
Stuart is also a Trustee with Access to Industry, an Edinburgh charity supporting individuals into education or employment. Alongside other projects they are actively involved in guiding prisoners towards employment at HMP Edinburgh and HM YOI Polmont.
In 2019, she established her own business and cultivated a reputation as a top short let management and cleaning company, with properties of historical importance. She spearheaded diversification through the pandemic, and even purchased and refurbished a neglected narrowboat, now a successful holiday retreat at The Kelpies.
Certainly, a jack of all trades, Clare has a passion for social enterprise and has spent many years supporting third sector organisations.
Starting out in catering management Ann moved into training delivery and HR for a leading support services group before joining the Scottish Ambulance Service where she worked for 16 years in different roles covering workforce planning, recruitment, HR and equalities and inclusion. In this fast moving environment Ann provided HR advice and support for managers, reported on organisational activity with regard to equality and inclusion, developed policies, worked with staff to establish staff networks and enhance practice for the workforce and stakeholders with whom the Service engaged.
Quality service delivery and lasting relationships have been at the heart of Ann’s working life including those with customers, patients, staff and stakeholders in the community.
Originally from Yorkshire Ann has lived in Scotland for over 30 years and lives with her partner in South Edinburgh.
Justina loves to support others to build their self-belief and confidence, so that they can live fulfilling live.
Her interests include sewing, singing, walking and dancing.
More recently, Janet has worked with charities on mental health issues, undertaking befriending, mentoring, working on campaigning, and assisting in training. Janet also volunteers with local environmental charities, such as cemetery, park, and Water of Leith preservation.
Janet first became involved with Space & the Broomhouse Hub as a participant in its cookery courses, and now volunteers in its kitchen.