Mulat Haregot is the Director of The Evelyn Oldfield Unit, one of the key second tier voluntary organizations working with Refugee and Migrant Community Organisations in London. In the last 18 years he has been working with a range of voluntary and community organisations in a number of roles, including: serving as chair of Hammersmith and Fulham Racial Equality Council, Voluntary Sector Resource Agency, Renewal SRB6 West London Programme, H&F BME, North Fulham Multi-cultural Forum, Refugee Forum, H&F Community Safety Board. Board member of LBH&F Council Borough Partnership, the New Deal for Communities Programme in Fulham, Home Office National Refugee Integration Forum, Department of Heath Information Accreditation Scheme Reference Group, London Communities Policing Partnership (LCP2), School Governor and Non-Executive Director of Hammersmith & Fulham Primary Care Trust. He is Panel member of Investors in People and CES PQASSO Mentor Licencee.
Sarah is a development officer with the Unit. She runs regular training courses throughout the year and offers consultancy and in-house training on the following topics:
• Engaging with your beneficiaries
• Conducting community research
• Strategic focus
• Strategic fundraising
• Future planning
• Monitoring and evaluating (outcomes and impact, SROI)
More generally, she has strong experience in supporting groups to collect the evidence they need to make informed choices about their future direction and to evidence need of their work. She is also currently developing an environmental project with the Unit. She has worked in community development and adult education for over 11 years. She has a Masters in Community Development and Adult Education from Glasgow University. Her previous role was at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, where she managed a community development project and was a consultant researcher. This project was a link between the university and the community. The organisation specialised in sustainability, managing community assets, participation and engagement, fundraising, business planning and other key issues of community group development. The research arm involved Sarah directly running several evaluations and consultations for government, the public sector (including the NHS) and for community-based projects.
Prior to this, she was involved in a number of innovative research projects and worked with a several charities where she was involved in project delivery, including with refugee and asylum seeker specific projects. She also volunteers as an IT tutor for a migrants’ literacy project.
Jarina is Volunteer Coordinator for Building the Big Society, a Big Lottery funded programme designed to enable people from BMER and migrant communities to take up volunteering. The programme provides capacity building support to BMER and migrant community groups to develop their trustees and organisational policies so they are more effective volunteer-involving organisations, and to provide support to volunteers through a mentoring and learning network.
Jarina has held various positions at national level for the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services, for the England-wide coordinating body on supplementary education coordinating a Quality Framework, as Training Events Officer for British Overseas NGOs for Development and in Uganda for Literacy and Adult Basic Education among others.