Meet the Team

The SCSN Team

SCSN has a small but highly skilled and dedicated staff team and a board comprised of many highly talented and experienced people from across the community safety spectrum and further afield.

Staff Team

Lorraine Gillies, Chief Officer

Lorraine Gillies is the Chief Officer with the Scottish Community Safety Network.  Her role is to ensure that the organisations achieves the vision set out by Board of Directors and reflects the needs of the membership and stakeholders.  Lorraine has a background in the public sector, audit and scrutiny and the third and voluntary sectors.  She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and enjoys starting fires….

Follow Lorraine on Twitter: @GilliesLorraine

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Hannah Dickson, National Development Officer

Hannah Dickson is the National Development Officer with the Scottish Community Safety Network. She provides expert advice and guidance on community safety to partners and supports the work of members through developing policy and practice briefings. She also participates in national groups that develop and deliver strategy or themed pieces of work, and facilitates regional groups including community safety lead officer and practitioners and the Scottish partnership analyst’s forum.

 Hannah has a background in analysis; initially as a police intelligence analyst and later as a community safety and community planning partnership analyst. She also has extensive experience in the development of partnerships and stakeholder support. She a keen interest in participation and improvement and has recently joined Twitter – follow her @HannahDix.

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Dawn Exley, Business Support Officer

Dawn Exley is the Business Support Officer with the Scottish Community Safety Network.  Her role is to be the first point of contact for the organisation and provide high quality administrative, events and finance support.   Dawn has worked in a similar capacity in the Scottish Government and the third sector.  She volunteers as a trustee of the Citadel Youth Centre in her spare time.

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David Barbour, Communications Officer

David has been SCSN communications officer for just over 2 years. His role is to produce the monthly Safety NETworks newsletter as well as managing and maintaining the SCSN website and social media accounts, including our eLearning website. David previously spent nearly four years as communications officer at Hepatitis Scotland. He currently works part time with SCSN and the rest of the week he works as a Community Alcohol Brief Intervention Practitioner with the Glasgow Council on Alcohol. In his spare team he plays for Scotland’s biggest and most successful LGBT football team, of which he is also Committee Chair.

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