Patrick heads our Talent team, a Careers and Talent Management service that we offer to all our member organisations, the purpose of which is to allow individuals to have experience of working in a different sector. Prior to joining WIG, Patrick worked for an international headhunting company, where he led on senior appointments on behalf of Central Government, Educational Institutions, Housing Associations and Charities, in addition to a range of organisations in the Private Sector. Patrick graduated from Oxford University with a BA Hons in History and Politics. Outside of WIG, Patrick is a founder and Club Secretary of a Sunday League Football team and is a keen fan of Arsenal FC. He also volunteers as a Mock Interviewer on behalf of a charitable employment initiative.
Lorna is the dedicated support for the Talent Team, helping to co-ordinate the Charity Next programme as well as our Recruitment and Mentoring services. She is the Lead for Talent Insights: a scheme that allows 3-5 days to be spent in another sector, shadowing a peer or learning how another organisation tackles particular challenges. As such she identifies the ideal host for candidates seeking a short insight into another sector. Lorna is passionate about Inclusion and Diversity, and is advising on the WIG D&I Network programme of events this year. She graduated in 2016 from the University of Greenwich, having read History and Politics.
Lydia is the Director of Charity Next, a programme facilitating secondments for future leaders of the public sector into the voluntary sector. She also contributes more broadly to the work of WIG’s Talent Team, organising secondments for senior individuals in the public, private and charitable spheres. Prior to joining WIG, Lydia was Project Manager at a think tank also with a mission to improve collaboration between the sectors, where she focused primarily on tackling UK financial reform and climate change. Lydia achieved a 1st- Class degree in Arabic and French and continues to use her language skills outside of WIG to support a range of organisations both in the UK and abroad, working to improve the lives of refugees.
Jordon manages our Non-Executive recruitment process for WIG. Here he supports our members and non-members to streamline their recruitment campaigns to ensure the right candidate is matched to their specified requirements. He also advises individuals on potential mentoring and secondment opportunities. Jordon was previously a recruiter in London and Edinburgh, specialising in the recruitment of Senior professionals across the charity and not-for-profit sector, and spent some time working at The Scottish Parliament for an elected member. He studied Law at The Robert Gordon University, and has a keen interest in domestic and international politics, as well as long-distance running, fencing and environmental charity work.