Nicola started her career with local government in June 1998 and held several roles in South Lanarkshire Council in both frontline service delivery and in strategy/policy development.
Nicola commenced working with COSLA, in December 2013, and has covered welfare reform and devolved social security before taking on the housing and homelessness brief in autumn of 2017.
More recently Nicola has held both the Chief Officer role in COSLA Children and Young People and Health and Social Care Teams before moving to her current role as Director of People Policy in October 2021.
Nicola leads teams covering policy including Children and Young People, Health and Social Care, COSLAs Strategic Migration Partnership and the MyJobScotland business unit.
In her spare time Nicola has volunteered with Girl Guiding locally and was also a Panel Member for Children’s Hearings Scotland previously.
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