LimeCulture is delighted to announce that Gemma Kirby has joined their Core Team as a Training and Development Officer.
Gemma who was based in Norfolk, employed as an Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) working with children and young people, brings with her a wealth of relevant and practical experience as an operational frontline professional working to support victims and survivors of sexual violence.
In 2015, Gemma was seconded to LimeCulture from Norfolk Constabulary to assist in the development of the Advanced Development Programme (ADP) Elective 2, which is an accredited course specifically for ISVAs who work with children and young people. ‘Gemma’s contribution to the development of that course was significant and we were thrilled with her input. Her knowledge and experience of working in this area was hugely helpful in creating a course that is fit for developing trained ISVAs to work with children and young people who have experienced sexual violence’, says Kim Doyle, LimeCulture’s Joint Chief Executive.
LimeCulture recently asked Gemma to train on the Advanced Development Programme and were impressed with her skills as a trainer. ‘We thought she was an excellent trainer and her knowledge around the topic was exceptional. The feedback she got from her fellow ISVAs was also brilliant. We are always looking for new talent and we feel that we have found that in Gemma. Her future is quite obviously bright and we want LimeCulture to be a part of that’.
Gemma joins LimeCulture at a time of growth. Over the last year, LimeCulture’s Core Team has expanded significantly in order to deliver a range of new projects and courses. ‘Gemma will have a crucial role at LimeCulture. She will be responsible for training on our existing courses and developing the material for the new courses that we have planned. Her professional background will also mean that she will add value in other parts of LimeCulture’s business. As an organisation, we feel really lucky that she has chosen to come and work at LimeCulture’.
LimeCulture Community Interest Company is the UK’s leading sexual violence training and development organisation. For more details about our work, please visit our website www.limeculture.co.uk