Richard Blackwell

My Skills

Strategic change. Direct policy leadership and advocacy at national, regional and institutional levels, creating and brokering high trust relationships, influencing policy makers and practitioners at variety of levels and in different contexts.

Self starter, pro-active and adaptable. Thrive on challenge of building new strategies and activities in conditions of complexity and ambiguity. Flexible and positive responses to crisis events.

Successful leadership of multi-agency, partnership projects on lifelong learning, sustainable provision in physics, knowledge transfer and quality enhancement. Major income generation from external projects.

Teams. Open communications, knowledge sharing and participation. Leadership through sense-making, direction-finding, role-modelling and positive affirmation. Successful downsizing without loss of morale. Experienced in multiple team roles.

Communications. Goal-oriented approach; careful framing of messages to address sensitivities and needs; extensive presentation and drafting experience.