HWDT Welcomes new Media and Communications Officer
HWDT is delighted to announce a new addition to their team! Lauren Macmillan will be taking over as Media and Communications Officer at HWDT from Morven Russell whilst she is on maternity leave for the next 12 months.
Lauren has recently graduated with an MSc in International Relations, and has been placed with HWDT through the Charityworks Graduate Scheme, which seeks to develop leadership talent in the non-profit sector by placing 140 graduates into around 80-100 charity placements across the UK.
Now is a really exciting time to be working in HWDT’s Media department, with the recent launch of our new website and our brand new Whale Track app, free to download on smartphones. The Whale Track app can be used by anyone to report and view sightings of whale and dolphins in the Hebrides, and helps us better understand these remarkable creatures.
HWDT will be working in collaboration with Charityworks and a network of other charities involved in the scheme. As part of her placement, Lauren will be attending workshops, conferences, and mentoring sessions to widen her understanding of key issues affecting conservation, and develop essential skills, knowledge and networks for a career in the non-profit sector. Lauren will also be contributing independent research pieces through the scheme to develop and support HWDT operations.