We are delighted to announce our first employee!
Commencing immediately Bella FitzPatrick will take up post as ShoutOut’s Director. Bella has been with ShoutOut for over 3 years and has worked tirelessly to ensure our school and volunteer networks have continued to expand. We are delighted to have her join in this capacity.
In her own words, “I'm so honoured to be ShoutOut's first paid employee. It’s my privilege to work with so many wonderful volunteers, teachers, students and workplaces. I want to work myself of a job; I want the concept of being bullied for your gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual characteristics or gender expression to be a thing of the past. We have a long way to go, but we will get there. ”
Since it’s inception 5 years ago ShoutOut has been an entirely voluntary organisation. We’ve relied on a committee and volunteer community to give up their time, energy and passion towards the mission of safe schools.
Now the scale and breadth of our operations, the demands of managing 10 school projects every week, as well as our newly formed corporate programme, has meant the need to move toward a more formal structure. We’re confident this will ensure the sustainability and quality of service for our organisation. Please join us in congratulating Bella and celebrating this exciting milestone for ShoutOut.
Eoin, Paul, Declan, Clare, Anna,