Graham Boyack, Director
Graham is responsible for developing Scottish Mediation’s strategic direction and delivering its plans. He is accountable to the Board and manages the staff team.
Prior to joining the SM he has worked in a number of third sector organisations. Having no experience in mediation prior to joining the organisation, he has now successfully undertaken training in mediation.
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Clare Jackson, Project Coordinator
Clare’s work is focused on handling calls, referrals and case management for the Scottish Mediation Helpline. She is responsible for ensuring that there are accurate records of mediation outcomes and assisting in the research, evaluation and reporting of projects. Clare also manages all membership records and plays a key role in organising the annual conference.
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Kathryn Hilditch, Project Officer – Policy & Development
Kathryn’s role involves widening knowledge about mediation in a variety of different sectors, developing and delivering mediation projects, and supporting the preparation of responses to relevant policy consultations. Kathryn joined the SM in 2013, coming from a background of planning and community training. She has completed initial mediation training and previously volunteered for a community mediation service.
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May Millward, Project Officer
May’s main focus is on the promotion and development of mediation in the third sector across Scotland. May has a background in HR and workplace mediation and is a volunteer for Diabetes Scotland.
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Sarah Welsh, Peer Mediation Coordinator
Sarah’s role as Peer Mediation Coordinator is to support the development of peer mediation in schools and to work towards building a sustainable peer mediation network of good practice that can be rolled out across Scotland. Her focus will be to provide training for young people and adults in the school system and to external support organisations, who see the benefits of peer mediation for young people and for the school environment. Sarah joined Scottish Mediation in July 2017. She has a background in peer education and training with young people and has project managed in health, education and third sector organisations. She has practiced as a family, community, intergenerational and homeless prevention mediator for many years. Currently she is a tutor on the Relationship Scotland, Certificate in Family Mediation (Accredited) course and delivers additional professional development courses to mediators.
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Heather Zajac, Project Officer – Practice & Training
Heather’s role is to support the advancement of mediation in Scotland and the delivery of our strategic plan. To develop schemes which uphold mediation practice standards as well as develop and commission training which supports the excellence in the practice of mediation.
Heathers passion is to lead developments in policy and practice relating to learning and development. She is an experienced trainer and demonstrated a history of working in youth development, homelessness and non-profit organisations as well as a published author specialising in Resilience.
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