Caireen is a problem-solver, a brilliant organiser and communications specialist.
Caireen is adept at scoping and managing the most complex projects. She works successfully at strategic and operational levels; taking complex and ambitious plans and making them happen by working collaboratively with colleagues and key partners.
Over the past 5 years, she has worked in and with a range of organisations in the public sector to develop practitioner focused strategies for communications and has designed and delivered lots of learning resources and materials for government agencies, schools and local authorities. Caireen works across a broad spectrum of communications roles and activities, from early conceptual work and research through to design management and production. As a writer and editor, she has worked on various magazines, think pieces, reports and practical tools. Caireen studied Journalism, Film and Broadcasting at Cardiff University.
Caireen also has extensive experience of developing and delivering face-to-face learning processes and events that have involved business, the 3rd sector, school practitioners, local authority professionals, senior public servants, young people, teachers and policy-makers. Examples of recent events she has been part of include; bringing together the third sector, government and the private sector to consider how best to support NEET young people (Innovation Exchange and Private Equity Foundation), a publication launch involving Michael Gove MP, Lord Harris and Harris Academy students (NESTA, Harris Federation), a learning workshop with NESTA and ThinkPublic to reflect on the effectiveness of processes to support ideas development. Caireen also regularly works with ThePublicOffice to organise and facilitate leadership workshops with public servants focused on redesigning services based on the needs of users.
She is currently leading on external knowledge and learning for the Harris Student Commission on Learning programme and has recently been involved in a number of film projects working with Naked Eye research and Banyak films.
Examples of publications include:
• Learning about Learning – 12 ideas from the Harris Student Commission (Harris Federation, NESTA) and Harris Student Commission September Update (Harris Federation)
• High-level skills for higher value - UK Design Industry Skills Development Plan (Design Council and Creative&Cultural Skills)
• A D&R System for Education, The Shape of Things to Come, What's Next? 21 Ideas for 21st Century Learning, Systems Thinkers in Action, Spreading Innovation Across Local Authorities (The Innovation Unit)