Meet the Team — Management, Finance, ICT
Acting Chief Executive
Following the departure in early June of Bernadette Monaghan, our Chief Executive, to a new post in Glasgow City Council, I have stepped up from the role of Operations Manager on a temporary basis so that we can complete our business improvement and strategy development processes during the second half of 2018: processes that Bernadette began with the Board last year. I’m extremely fortunate to have an outstanding group of Directors and Service Managers to work with over these next few months.
As well as managing Volunteer Glasgow’s operations over the last 5 years, I have also been facilitating our partnership work with the Poverty Leadership Panel, on the review of Glasgow’s Volunteering Strategy and on our contributions to the Legacy 2014/2018 Frameworks.
I graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1991 with an MA (Hons) in Social Policy and worked initially for Venture Scotland as Co-ordinator and Fundraiser before securing a permanent post the following year as Volunteer Organiser (Drumchapel) with Volunteer Glasgow. I have an Open University Professional Certificate in Management, and a number of out-of-date qualifications in outdoor activities from my Venture Scotland residential volunteering days. I have also been known to get lost in books, to undertake research projects volunteering for the Woodland Trust, and to set-up and help run the odd sports club.
Direct Line: 0141 226 2561
Angela Kane Finance/Personnel/Admin Manager
I have worked at Volunteer Glasgow for almost 30 years in a variety of roles and I am currently Finance/Personnel/Admin Manager, with overall responsibility for ensuring that all the organisation’s administrative processes run as smoothly as possible. My role means that I have to ensure that I research and keep up with all new legislation affecting accounting and personnel procedures and assist in ensuring that we comply with all current standards.
Personnel/ Finance/ Admin Officer
My remit includes: helping with the preparation and processing of the monthly payroll and other personnel issues such as recording sickness absence, staff leave etc; preparing monthly management accounts, paying and recording incoming invoices and issuing invoices on behalf of VG, and general administrative duties (including Saltire Awards administration).
I have been the in-house geek for Volunteer Glasgow since 2002. My role in the organisation is to manage and support the IT infrastructure of all of VG’s teams and managed projects at our head office in Bothwell St and at our two Carers Centres in West Glasgow and South-West Glasgow. Duties include managing and supporting hardware and software purchases and installations, Internet and email services, desktop user support, and LAN and server administration at each of our city locations. I’m also experienced at web design and development so I manage and develop the Volunteer Glasgow website, and design and facilitate the other digital and subscription services we provide. I also often get roped into other non-IT things such as graphic design, brand identity and social-media strategy.
Although I’m very much behind the scenes, I am very proud to be part of the Volunteer Glasgow team. The organisation helps to do so much good in our city, and the culture and ethos of the organisation is a credit to the staff. My interests include movies, football and other sports, music, reading, geek-culture, quizzes, comedy, socialising with friends, spending time with family, and sarcasm.