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About Becky Hirst
 
Becky Hirst Consulting is led by Becky Hirst, an enthusiastic, hardworking and dynamic professional with astrong background in working with a diverse range of groups and communities.
 
With over a decade of experience, Becky provides expertise in delivering
community engagement
initiatives,
group facilitation
and
management
of a range of projects that focus on social inclusion, communitydevelopment and health promotion.
 
Becky’s experience includes –
 
Delivering innovative
community engagement
projects
 
Coordinating
community involvement
in decision making in a wide range of locations, from areas of high urban deprivation through to rural communities
 
Working in
partnership
with Cultural and Linguistically Diverse communities
 
Working in
collaboration
with Aboriginal communities as part of a journey of reconciliation
 
Study of 
Health Education Promotion
and
Public
 
Participation
 
 
Providing
advocacy
on behalf of non-Government organisations
 
Developing
Governance
structures within organisations that incorporate community participation
 
Providing advice on
strategic planning
around community engagement, including development of Community Engagement Frameworks and Action Plans
Biography
Originally from Gloucester in the south-west of England, Becky migrated to South Australia in 2007 followingnomination for permanent residency by the
Government of South Australia
for her skills as a
CommunityWorker
.
Innovation
and
creativity
are at the core of Becky’s approach to both her work and people are rarely surprisedto learn that she holds a
Bachelor of the Arts (Honours)
in Contemporary Dance from the University Of Leeds.After specialising in community dance and 18 years of pirouetting, Becky hung up the leotard for a career in
community work
.Starting at grass roots level, Becky undertook a contract as a
Community Involvement Worker
for aNeighbourhood Project, situated in an area of high urban deprivation. This work used a vast number of methods to engage the community in
making decisions
that affected their local neighbourhood
.
 
Her next contract was working for a county-wide Health Promotion service. Work involved developing healthimprovement initiatives in
rural communities
and running
community-led
initiatives with
South-East Asian
communities. Whilst undertaking this role, Becky studied to gain a
College Diploma in
 
Health EducationPromotion
at the Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education.

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