Shaun has 2 roles with AES, Keighley CLLD Community Development Officer and Keighley Big Local Development worker. Both roles involve him working out in the communities. For the CLLD role he works alongside those organisations in the Keighley CLLD area who are considering applying for funds to deliver skills development activities, Shaun will help the groups put together application forms and once the project is up and running, he will ensure the projects are fulfilling their plan. Keighley Big Local a £1.4 Million investment in the Keighley East electoral Ward is supported by Shaun to support the partnership members (residents) of the area to put plans in place to make the area a better place to live, work & play.
A dad of 3, Shaun is an open water swimmer and keen walker. He is a trustee of a local kayak club and on the Management committee of a local juniors football club. He is also a Director of a Community Interest Company delivering environmental projects throughout Yorkshire.
Shaun’s earlier career was as a Landscape Architect delivering projects in the public realm. The role saw him increasingly involved in enabling community groups to focus on organising resources to help all involved work towards the same goals and deal with everything else that takes time away from creating. This has included a number of lottery funded flagship projects across the North of England.
He is also a qualified Project Manager and accredited Third Sector & SFEDI Adviser, Shaun champions enterprise and entrepreneurial individuals to support the sustainability and growth of the Voluntary and Community Sector.