Keith manages our team of Improvement Leads who provide the information required to promote a better understanding of the complex issues involved in community justice planning, service delivery and improvement though supporting community justice partnerships. As well as identifying examples of activities which impact on outcomes from around the world, Keith will lead on providing key social work advice to Community Justice Scotland and contribute to the design and delivery of our corporate strategy and support our Chief Executive.
Keith’s previous roles have included being a Registered Mental Health Nurse with the NHS, Social Worker (prison and community-based), Social Work manager (as Criminal Justice Manager / Depute Chief Social Work Officer). Since his first post as a Senior Social Worker in 1998 his work experience has focused on, amongst other aspects, the assessment, management and reintegration of people with a history of high-risk behaviours. Over the years, he has worked with many agencies and partners to develop policies, practices and protocols at local and national levels including the delivery of multi-agency training.
His motivation remains the same as throughout his career in justice: working with people to make a difference to those whose lives have been affected by involvement with the criminal justice system in Scotland.