Gill strengthens and publicises the voices of young people, especially those who are marginalised, in Northern Ireland, so that they are heard by policy makers and service providers and other children and young people.
She ensures that young people are engaged in the planning, delivery and review of NCB projects and leads work to improve the levels of participation in other organisations, including schools.
Gill joined NCB Northern Ireland in 2008 and has 14 years’ experience in the community and voluntary sector, working with young people in both community and school settings and delivering training and support programmes.
Most recently at NCB, Gill has been involved in the development of an e-safety strategy for Northern Ireland, and campaigns including ICT & Me, Young Parents Matter and Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Week.
Gill is a big fan of tea and has high standards when it comes to tea-making: she’s tried to train colleagues on how to make the perfect cup of tea and introduced the concept of ‘3 o’clock, tea o’clock’ to the Northern Ireland office.
“I’ve always enjoyed working directly with young people and ensuring they are given the opportunity to have a say in matters that affect them. The variety of projects that NCB are involved in ensures my work is constantly challenging, and where appropriate led by young people, which is how it should be!”