Pam has worked in the education sector for over 20 years, initially teaching in a community setting on widening participation projects, then moving to manage large community learning centre in Coventry, where she took part in the first inspection of adult education.
On moving to Cornwall in 2002 she worked for the LSC and SFA in various roles, specialising in non-mainstream funding, Community Learning and Information Advice and Guidance, both locally and as part of the national policy making teams. This led to her working on ESF projects, from writing specifications, evaluating bids and managing project funding in Devon and Cornwall, and then onto managing funding into colleges and Local Authorities, leaving her with knowledge of all aspects of SFA funding streams.
On leaving the SFA in 2014 Pam joined Peninsula Enterprise (part of Serco) and managed an ESF project in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly that offered business support to Social Enterprises. During that time Pam trained and became a business consultant to Social Enterprises. When this project successfully completed, Pam moved into a Business Development role with Serco Employment Skills and Enterprise team. Here she was responsible for developing the bids for the ESF SSW contracts. Serco won 13 contracts, which then saw Pam go on to manage delivery of the projects, becoming the Senior Performance Manager for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Heart of the South West and Dorset.
Pam’s experience and network of contacts will be invaluable to the Board and wider DCTPN network.