Jill McMahon Employment Support
Jon Mennie Project Lead: Employment Support / Local Conversation Bingham & Magdalene

Jon’s first experience of Community Renewal was a knock at his front door by a Community Animator where he was asked if he would like to complete a listening survey. As a long time member of a disadvantaged community he was surprised and delighted to be asked his opinion on the local area and the improvements he would like to see take place. Interested in getting more involved, he then volunteered with Community Renewal whilst he completed his Master of Arts in History. After several months volunteering he accepted a sessional post which quickly turned into a full-time position. Jons previous employment experience was in the construction industry which accumulated in a job helping to complete the new Scottish Parliament building.

Jon’s natural empathy helps him engage with the less well off neighbourhoods in North Edinburgh and he works with individuals to support their move into employment and develop self-sustaining grass roots community groups and services.

He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and Chartered Management.

To contact Jon email: jon.mennie@communityrenewal.org.uk

Archie Lowe Project Lead: Employment Support / Local Conversations Muirhouse

Archie’s role within Community Renewal is to work in partnership with neighbourhood organisations, building links and networks that allow local people to flourish by way of engagement and activity.

Archie has worked in a variety of roles including, Jobcentre Advisor, Job Coach and Volunteer Manager and Employment Adviser.  All the work he has undertaken in the last 15 years has involved working with others at a grassroots levels, offering guidance, advice and support for positive change.

To contact Archie email archie.lowe@communityrenewal.org.uk


Diana Eguizabal Employment Support
Jenniffer Cooney Employment Support
Piotr Kasprowicz Employment Support
Mel Darge Verification Officer / Admin
Mandy Pickup Employment Support
Louise Lothian Employment Support / Local Conversations Muirhouse
Joanna Foottit Employment Support
Gina Whittaker Employment Support
Faune Reid Employment Support
Emily Arthur Employment Safety Net / Youth Worker
Craig Anderson Employment Safety Net / Youth Worker
Caroline Jannetta Employment Support
Camilla Forsyth Employment Support
Gillian Guy Health Case Manager
Iain Hermiston Employment Adviser

Iain has worked with Job Centre Plus, Remploy and Four Square employability projects. He also worked for Edinburgh Volunteer Centre where he designed, ran and developed a new and innovative Jobs and training bulletin. and was winner of an Edinburgh Council Volunteering Award.

Iain’s previous experience is in commercial property and teaching. A great advocate of volunteering, he currently volunteers on the Meadows Festival Committee. He has lived and worked in the Lebanon and South Africa.

To contact Iain email iain.hermiston@communityrenewal.org.uk

Oliver Scott Employment Adviser Muirhouse

Oliver’s role at Community Renewal is an Employment Adviser in the North Edinburgh area helping to support local people into employment, education or training.  He also liaises with employers to verify the continuing employment of our clients.  Oliver also manages regular CSCS Training courses in Edinburgh.

Oliver has previous experience in various customer service and administrative roles in the DWP including Administrative Officer, Team Leader and Technical Assurance Officer.  He also has experience in the construction industry as a Quantity Surveyor.

To contact Oliver email: oliver.scott@communityrenewal.org.uk




Jamie Brown East Hub Administrator

Jamie is a self-confessed geek who loves computers, games, sci-fi and fantasy books and films. His duties as an Administrator involve keeping our systems updated, managing the office and supporting with the organisations IT.  He enjoys helping others.

To contact Jamie email jamie.brown@communityrenewal.org.uk

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