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The Boys’ Brigade appoints new Scotland Director

Monday 6th February 2017

The Boys’ Brigade has today announced the appointment of John Sharp as its new Director for Scotland.

Originally from East Kilbride, John has worked in the voluntary sector in Scotland and Ireland for more than fourteen years, and will bring a wealth of experience in heading up the BB in Scotland.

The father-of-two has worked for charities, including Oxfam and the World Council of Churches as well as spending time volunteering in Malawi and the Middle East.

John currently lives with his wife and children on the Hebridean island of Coll where he has been working as the Assistant Director for an education charity, the Project Trust.

Looking for a new challenge, John applied for the BB job where his youth work, volunteering and own experience as BB member, impressed the organisation leading to securing the new role.

John said:

“I’m thrilled to be joining The Boys’ Brigade as Director for Scotland. I’ve spent much of my career working for youth organisations and charities and am looking forward to getting started and working with everyone in the BB family.”

John starts in April and is taking over the senior position from Bill Stevenson who is now the CEO of The Boys’ Brigade UK and ROI.

Bill said:

“John will be a fantastic addition to the BB team in Scotland.

“I know John’s experience in the charity and youth work sectors will be greatly welcomed and we look forward to seeing his expertise used to help strengthen and grow the organisation.”

On welcoming the appointment, David Sneddon, Chair of the BB Scotland Committee, said:

“I’m delighted to welcome John to the BB team in Scotland.

“John is a former BB Boy and I’m sure he will bring lots of knowledge and skills from his current post to his new job as Director for BB Scotland. I look forward to working with him when he takes up the post in April.”

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  1. Robert smith says:

    Well done on your new appointment keep up the good work.

  2. Graham Clark says:

    Well done John and many congratulations, from a quiet weekend lad in our Junior Section to this, ull do a great job and good to know the BB in Scotland is in good hands!!! Good Luck

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  4. Paul Hern says:

    Congratulations John and we wish you all the very best in your new appointment.

    May the Lord lead you and guide you.

    Paul Hern
    Bugles & Drums of the Stedfast Association (BADOTSA)

  5. Stu Thompson, Boy's Brigade NZ says:

    Kia Ora & Congratulations John. We over here in New Zealand admire your ministries in the UK and we like to keep up with wahat’s going on. All the best with you new career path.