Alan Howard has over 20 years of experience in various roles within the public and non-profit sectors. Alan has a track record of success in business development, stakeholder engagement, and bid writing. As the Head of Development Policy & Strategy at Turning Point Scotland, Alan achieved a win rate of over 74% and contributed to the growth of £5.8 million in organizational income. Alan also led the implementation of an integrated service response to alcohol and drug crisis in Glasgow.
Prior to that, Alan worked as a Partnerships & Performance Officer at the South West Scotland Community Justice Authority, where they were responsible for preparing and implementing the SWSCJA Area Plan and implementing a public social partnership approach to deliver Shine Women's Mentoring Service.
Alan also has experience as a Community Planning Officer at East Dunbartonshire Council, where they co-ordinated and developed community planning priorities and managed the Regeneration Outcome Agreement. Additionally, they have worked as a Community Support Officer at West Dunbartonshire Partnership and a Youth Development Officer at the Church of Scotland.
Earlier in their career, Alan served as a Customer Relations Assistant at Govan Initiative Ltd, where they were responsible for corporate communication, media relations, and customer satisfaction.
Overall, Alan Howard brings a wealth of experience in strategy development, performance monitoring, and project management, with a focus on community engagement and social inclusion.
Alan Howard attended Hutchesons' Grammar School from 1985 to 1991. Alan then pursued a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Politics at the University of Strathclyde from 1990 to 1994.
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September, 2013 - present