James is a Learning Development and Innovation Lead, tasked with driving learning through innovation. James focuses on the design and delivery of world-class training and professional development in collaboration with justice sector partners and the wider Scottish workforce. He has a particular interest in Community Payback Orders and the role of paraprofessional staff in the Scottish justice system.
Prior to joining Community Justice Scotland, James worked in retail and sales management across major supermarkets and independent businesses. This is where he first became involved in providing training and gained experience of blended learning and alternative delivery methods. James joined Community Justice Scotland as a Learning Development & Innovation Support Officer in 2018 before taking on the role of Learning Development & Innovation Lead in 2021.