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quality accreditaion service
Ideas to Impact has a team of professional and experienced quality accreditation practitioners working across a range of quality standards in different sectors. The team has worked together for a decade, and has in excess of 60 years experience of quality accreditation between them.
The team has helped to develop new quality standards, including writing guidance and materials, and training auditors and assessors, in addition to assessing and moderating for existing quality accreditation. They are therefore able to assess existing quality standards or help to develop new ones.
Each member of the team brings their experience of governance, senior management and organisational development to work with organisations to ensure that they have a positive experience of quality accreditation that increases learning, enables people to reflect on what they have done well, and provides tailored suggestions for improvements where appropriate.
Becky Nixon, Director of Ideas to Impact has 17 years of experience of working with quality standards. Working with the Government and the Legal Services Commission she developed the CLS Quality Mark (now Advice Quality Standard) on behalf of the not-for-profit sector, and delivered training to Legal Service Commission auditors, and workshops for the not not-for-profit sector. She has been an Investing in Volunteers assessor since 2005.
Sue Harding is National Quality Assurance Consultant for Investing in Volunteers, Lead Assessor for the Volunteer Centre Quality Accreditation (VCQA) and Assessor for the matrix quality standard in information, advice and guidance. She has provided assessor and verifier training for a range of organisations in the past, including the Health and Safety Executive and national training organisations, and is currently a regional team manager with CIPD.
Sue has recently trained as an assessor for a new Leadership and Management Standard, and is currently completing a Level 5 Certificate in Understanding & Participating in the Assessment Process & Practice (with matrix).
Janet Lewis-Jones is an Investing in Volunteers Lead Assessor, and Assessor for the matrix quality standard in information, advice and guidance and Assessor for Volunteer Centres Quality Accreditation.
Janet has also recently trained as an assessor for a new Leadership and Management Standard, and is currently completing a Level 5 Certificate in Understanding & Participating in the Assessment Process & Practice (with matrix).
Dane Gould is an Investing in Volunteers Lead Assessor. He is the Quality Manager and Approved Internal Verifier for the National Community Resource Centre’s accredited national training programme. He has also been a Licensed PQASSO Mentor to help Third Sector organisations implement PQASSO at level 1 and 2.