Spotlight on… Julie Morrow, Communications and Engagement Manager (South East)
The Woodland Trust has a far-reaching level of expertise throughout its staff and volunteer team and we love to delve deeper to find out who makes the cogs of the charity turn. This month, it’s time to find out about Julie, who heads the Comms and Engagement team for the region…
“I’ve worked for Woodland Trust for nearly five years as the Communications & Engagement Manager (CEM) for SE England. My job is varied and includes planning and delivery of our comms, events and volunteering activity in the region, working with HQ on national campaigns and working with partners to develop and deliver communications and engagement activities for funded projects.
Prior to joining WT, I was Head of Marketing and Events at a national education charity, and before that was lucky to spend four years in the London 2012 team, overseeing UK communications for the Cultural Olympiad, which created accessible arts opportunities across the UK in the run up to, and during, the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
I enjoy so many aspects of my role, but getting out and about at events and other activities, meeting volunteers and supporters is always a highlight. I love spending time in nature, and can often be found exploring the Kent Downs. However, my favourite wildlife encounter actually occurred when I lived in London, the night before I moved to the south coast – it was late and the streets were empty and I went for a final stroll around the block – a fox came out of nowhere, and stopped right in front of me. I had time to get my phone out and get an atmospheric shot which I’m still really pleased with today. The foxes where I live now are definitely much less brazen!”
Thank you to Julie for taking the time out of your busy role to get a glimpse into what you bring to the Trust’s mission! We look forward to seeing you at an event soon!
Words: Julie Morrow (Comms and Engagement Manager, SE) and Anna Claxton (Volunteer Development Officer, SE)
Picture: Julie Morrow