Trainer Profiles

Our trainers are all experts in their fields and draw on their experience and up-to-date practical knowledge to deliver practical and engaging training courses. Feedback from post-course questionnaires shows that delegates value their ability to help delegates relate what they learn to their own organisations and projects. 

   Elizabeth Scholes

Elizabeth delivers courses relating to human resources and employment law.

Elizabeth is an independent Employment Law and HR Consultant who specialises in the Third Sector. A former employment solicitor, Elizabeth has worked extensively with charities and voluntary organisations, and has also been a Trustee at two large Birmingham charities.

Elizabeth advises on a wide range of employment matters including contracts, dispute resolution, dismissals, redundancies, and charity restructuring. She also provides HR and employment law training. 



  Rob Legge

Rob has been an independent trainer for five years. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Focus Birmingham for ten years. He set up and ran the national Community Services Directorate at Sense, was Head of Shops at Oxfam and a Regional Fundraising Director for RNIB. Rob has also been a governor at a special school in Birmingham and volunteers at a local arts centre, and with his wife is a host for Redditch Nightstop helping young homeless people. Rob's training style is highly participative and is based on his practical experience of over 30 years of management in the voluntary sector. 
On behalf of BVSC Rob also provides bespoke in-house training for organisations.


  Liz Bell

Liz delivers training relating to communications and copy writing.

Liz is a freelancer based in Birmingham. Liz works with all types of third sector organisations to improve the way they communicate, through a combination of copywriting, publicity and strategy development.




  Thomas Kavanagh

Thomas David Kavanagh is a documentary photographer and videographer based in the West Midlands.

He is also a learning and development professional with over 13 years experience of delivering fun and engaging classroom training, most recently working for the Big Lottery Fund in Birmingham.