Profile of Rosemary Collie

Summary of experience in Social Accounting and Audit

I have been interested in the concept of how to best measure the added value of the social benefits delivered by social enterprises since working in the field in Birmingham from 1996. However it was not until 2005 that I became involved in Social Auditing through a meeting held at the offices of the Development Trust Association in Birmingham . Following this meeting a cluster of organisations in the West Midlands undertook to develop social accounts with the support of John Pearce and Alan Kay, together with the Social Accounting and Audit manual. Having followed the process through with these organisations I served the social audit panel for All Saints Action Network and Black Country Housing Association before attending the final day of the Masterclass in mid 2006. I have subsequently served on the panel of Moseley Community Development Trust and Chaired the panel of Dee Valley Community Partnership and twice for 'Survive'. I have also delivered several masterclasses and 'Introductions to Social Impact Measurement'. I have been invited to speak and deliver seminars at a number of conferences and events to a range of audiences, including the public sector. I am currently closely involved in working with Shropshire Council on establishing an effective way for the voluntary sector to demonstrate their impact when contracting with the Council.
I am a strong advocate for social accounting and the benefits it can contribute towards organisational development.

Social Auditing Skills

Whilst the early part of my career found me practicing financial management within the private sector, since 1990 I have been closely involved with community activity. For 6 years I worked overseas supporting the development of communities in Central Africa and Central America . During this time I was involved in Participatory Rural Appraisal techniques. Since returning to the UK I have developed considerable skills and experience in training and mentoring social enterprises on how to improve their performance and management. I have specialist experience in European funding and currently work as a consultant in organisational development including financial management, quality, funding, business planning and feasibility studies. I have been a Trustee of a number of developing social enterprises and community organisations. I currently work freelance supporting the development of social enterprises across Shropshire and the Welsh Marches.

Contact Details

Cherry Cottage,
Aston Bank,
Tenbury Wells,
Worcestershire
WR15 8LZ

Tel. 07792 687903
rosemarycollie@yahoo.com

Summary of experience in Social Accounting and Audit

I have been interested in the concept of how to best measure the added value of the social benefits delivered by social enterprises since working in the field in Birmingham from 1996. However it was not until 2005 that I became involved in Social Auditing through a meeting held at the offices of the Development Trust Association in Birmingham . Following this meeting a cluster of organisations in the West Midlands undertook to develop social accounts with the support of John Pearce and Alan Kay, together with the Social Accounting and Audit manual. Having followed the process through with these organisations I served the social audit panel for All Saints Action Network and Black Country Housing Association before attending the final day of the Masterclass in mid 2006. I have subsequently served on the panel of Moseley Community Development Trust and Chaired the panel of Dee Valley Community Partnership and twice for 'Survive'. I have also delivered several masterclasses and 'Introductions to Social Impact Measurement'. I have been invited to speak and deliver seminars at a number of conferences and events to a range of audiences, including the public sector. I am currently closely involved in working with Shropshire Council on establishing an effective way for the voluntary sector to demonstrate their impact when contracting with the Council.
I am a strong advocate for social accounting and the benefits it can contribute towards organisational development.

Social Auditing Skills

Whilst the early part of my career found me practicing financial management within the private sector, since 1990 I have been closely involved with community activity. For 6 years I worked overseas supporting the development of communities in Central Africa and Central America . During this time I was involved in Participatory Rural Appraisal techniques. Since returning to the UK I have developed considerable skills and experience in training and mentoring social enterprises on how to improve their performance and management. I have specialist experience in European funding and currently work as a consultant in organisational development including financial management, quality, funding, business planning and feasibility studies. I have been a Trustee of a number of developing social enterprises and community organisations. I currently work freelance supporting the development of social enterprises across Shropshire and the Welsh Marches.