She is available for free-lance work and has worked with a number of arts and community based organisations since moving to Wales.
She lives in Newcastle Emlyn, West Wales, with her artist husband. Since moving to Wales she has been learning Welsh.
Joint Co-ordinator, Ceredigion WASPI – Women Against State Pension Injustice (October 2018 to present)
Part-time Communications Manager for the Law Centres Network (2011- present) Pamela handled media enquiries and proactively placed stories with the regional and national media. She wrote blogs and other on-line articles. She co-ordinated the production of publications such as the Annual Report, conference literature and campaigns. She provided training and support in media and other communications skills for Law Centres and assisted Law Centres entering for national awards and other activities.
Public Relations Co-ordinator Ceredigion Art Trail (2014-2015) Pamela designed and delivered a Public Relations plan for Ceredigion Art Trail which resulted in the most coverage the Trail had ever had. Eye-catching articles appeared regularly in the Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire press, the Western Mail and Welsh Coastal Life and Welsh Country magazines, complemented by interviews with Trail artists on S4C and Radio Cymru and Radio Wales and articles in the Welsh language community press (papurau bro).
Regional Communications Manager, then Senior Public Relations Manager at the Legal Services Commission (2004-2011) Pamela co-ordinated communications strategies. She worked closely with the Regional Director and with advice agencies and law firms to place articles in the regional press and radio all over England and Wales. She organised conferences, training events and Ministerial visits. She handled media enquiries and liaised with local MPs. Previously as Regional Planning & Partnership Consultant (2000-2004), she worked with local authority leaders, Chief Executives and other senior officers to set up multi-agency partnerships to improve access to legal advice.
Advice/Community Worker at Gloucester Law Centre (1985-2000) Pamela specialised in Welfare Benefits advice. She was also involved in social policy work and media activity to promote Law Centre services, comment on legal changes etc. She was centrally involved in successful campaigns to prevent the local authority closing the Law Centre. She also assisted with the production of annual reports, leaflets etc.
Co-ordinator of Avon’s Welfare Benefits Take-Up Campaign (1984-1985) Pamela supervised a team of ten staff promoted entitlement to Welfare Benefits to the public and provided consultancy and support to voluntary and statutory sector advice-givers in the former County of Avon. She had a regular slot on HTV’s “Good Neighbour Show” to promote Benefit take-up.
Prior to this, Pamela was Co-ordinator of Bristol Area Community Action at Bristol Polytechnic (now University of the West of England) and a trainee social worker for Somerset County Council.
For more information please contact Pamela; email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 01239 711041.