At OneKind we have a small team who make a big impact with the help of lots of fantastic volunteers. Read on to find out more about our fantastic team who work tirelessly to make change happen!
Bob Elliot, Director
Bob started working for OneKind in October 2018 having previously worked in the nature conservation and welfare sector for nearly 25 years. This included posts at The National Trust for Scotland, The Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and latterly as the Head of Investigations for the RSPB, managing and overseeing the detection and investigation of serious wildlife crime cases. Bob was delighted to be offered the Director role for OneKind being given the opportunity to lead a respected and evidence led welfare organisation to help make a difference for animals in Scotland, exposing the cruelty and persecution so often encountered in our domestic, farmed and wild animals. When not at work Bob can be found leading nature tours, watching wildlife and sea kayaking.
Sarah Moyes, Campaigner and Press Officer
Sarah Moyes is the Campaigner and Press Officer at OneKind. Sarah started working for OneKind in November 2016, having previously worked as the Press Officer at the Edinburgh Playhouse, and for The Stand Comedy Club and Central FM. Sarah has always been passionate about animals, and joined OneKind so she could make a difference to the thousands of animals that are killed and persecuted in Scotland. She works on all OneKind’s campaigns, secures press coverage, runs the charity’s social media accounts, and can also be seen representing OneKind at various events. When she’s not in the office, Sarah can usually be found hunting down the latest vegan food, reviewing theatre shows, or running social media accounts for Plastic Free Scotland. Follow Sarah on Twitter @Moyesy or email email@example.com
Lauren Semple, Fundraiser
Lauren is the Fundraiser at OneKind with 12 years’ experience in the sector. She has worked with OneKind for a number of years in different forms, raising money through their appeals and campaigns as a telephone fundraiser and has volunteered for them before starting this post. Prior to working with OneKind, Lauren was Director of fundraising agency, Karat Marketing, a key figure in raising over £750k for charities across the UK and is delighted to bring her experience and skills to the charity. She is a dedicated fundraiser, passionate about animals and their welfare. She looks after OneKind’s members, supporters and events and is also responsible for ensuring OneKind continues to grow its supporter base to give Scotland’s animals an even louder voice! Outside of work, Lauren can be found climbing munros, watching Spanish films, drawing, travelling or chilling out with her cat. Follow Lauren on twitter @LaurenSemp2311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Allen, Project Officer
Sarah Allen is the Project Officer for OneKind, working on the welfare of salmon on farms in Scotland. Sarah initially started at OneKind as a campaigns intern, shortly after graduating from university with a degree in Animal Behaviour. At university her interest in fish behaviour and welfare began as she undertook research into fish personality. She has always been passionate about animals and their welfare and joined OneKind to make a difference. At OneKind she spends her time researching welfare issues on Scotland’s salmon farms and writing content to make the voice for Scotland’s salmon heard! Outside of work she enjoys being outdoors, wildlife watching, and eating as much vegan food as possible.
Sarah Mackenzie, Volunteer and Events Officer
Sarah Mackenzie is the Volunteer and Events Officer at OneKind. She previously worked for one of the UK’s leading fashion retailers heading up the North’s charity and marketing events. She also works as a freelance marketing professional and travel writer, covering assignments for some of Scotland’s prestigious attractions and hotels. Sarah started her journey with OneKind by volunteering in our office, helping to build our online shop. Alongside campaigning for animal rights since the age of 9, her love for meeting new people and engaging with the public soon saw her heading out to volunteer at the OneKind face-to-face events. She officially joined the OneKind team in July 2018, excited to recognise and grow OneKind’s volunteer base in order to help end animal cruelty in her home country, Scotland. Outside of the office, Sarah can be found working on her own vegan travel website. Her love of animals and environmental welfare means that she regularly documents projects and interest stories covering these topics across the globe. Follow Sarah on twitter @Myveggietravels or email email@example.com
Sherry-Ann Sweeting, Events Co-ordinator
Sherry-Ann is the Events Co-ordinator at OneKind. She started working as a volunteer for OneKind in August 2016 having previously been the Marketing Manager at The Scottish Investment Trust PLC. Having always been committed to animals and feeling keenly the responsibility of humans towards them, Sherry-Ann was delighted at the opportunity to become directly involved with a charity that champions the welfare of animals in Scotland. She co-ordinates the one-off events organised by OneKind. Out of the office, Sherry-Ann rides horses, goes walking (preferably around, rather than up, hills) and does as much travelling as she can cram in. Email Sherry-Ann.Sweeting@onekind.org.