A project consultant for WSA, Emma is also responsible for the British Library’s strategy for engaging with the local community.
Emma Morgan – Community Outreach and Support
Emma completed her degree in Government at the LSE in 2010, and since then has worked mostly in the voluntary and community sector.
Emma has experience of working with hard-to-reach communities: she has worked on pre-employment programmes for NEET young people; set up and managed a housing and welfare benefits advice service; and supported the development of a number of Big Local projects with the residents in Wormholt and White City.
In 2016, Emma transitioned from the voluntary sector to set up a new Community Engagement department at the British Library, where she is responsible for the organisation’s strategy for engaging with the local community and supporting the Libraries’ broader ambition of becoming a more inclusive, less elitist institution.
Emma works at the British Library 3 days a week. She spends the rest of her time caring for her 16-month-old son and working as a project consultant for WSA.
Emma’s work at WSA
During her time with WSA, Emma has worked on a variety of projects, including:
- evaluations of volunteering and inclusion projects
- supporting groups applying to the People’s Health Trust
- running focus groups for young people with disabilities to feed into projects they would like to see in their areas.
Currently Emma is supporting WSA with a capacity-building project with the Wick Award Big Local.