About Advice Skills Academy

Advice Skills Academy

Advice Skills Academy is an innovative European Social Fund (ESF) funded project which aims to support the learning and development of those working in the advice sector in the Liverpool City Region.

Set up primarily as a partnership programme bringing together the expertise of local Citizens Advice Services and enterprise support agency The Women’s Organisation, Advice Skills Academy will provide links to learning and development opportunities to build organisations that are positive about learning, a workforce that is passionate about learning, and that feels supported in the development of their skills and knowledge.

Coordinating learning opportunities through internal and external training delivery, online learning, and mentoring opportunities, Advice Skills Academy will make sure that partner organisations have a learning workforce who have up to date knowledge and skills to provide high quality services.

The ASA Team

As the Project Manager for the Advice Skills Academy, Liz is responsible for planning the work of the project, researching and developing resources and information on learning opportunities, reporting on the project development and achievements, and helping to build a positive learning culture.
Liz Reed
Project Manager
As a Learning Consultant, Helen provides expert knowledge on learning and development approaches, including developing frameworks for assessing, planning and monitoring learning and development.
Helen Simpson
Learning Consultant
As the IT/Admin Officer for the Advice Skills Academy project, Matt is responsible for developing and maintaining the project databases, the Advice Skills Academy website and e-newsletter, and advising on IT issues for the project.
Matt Stanyer
IT Officer

Link Staff In Partner Organisations

Advice Skills Academy Link staff have been identified in each partner organisation.  The Link staff play a key role in the project, and are responsible for registering people as they join the project, and as they leave the project; providing participant information for reporting to ESF; supporting the implementation of Learning Planning frameworks; and promoting a positive learning environment.

Citizens Advice
Jo Jones
Service Manager
Citizens Advice
David Oakey
Service Manager
Citizens Advice
Chris McGugan
Training Support Officer
Citizens Advice
Susana Carvalho
Volunteer Recruitment and Training Manager
Citizens Advice
Jane Groves
Operational Development Manager

Citizens Advice
Linda Jones
Volunteer Development & Advice Services Manager
Citizens Advice
St Helens
Lisa Bluck
Training Officer/Generalist Adviser
Citizens Advice
Jenny Price
Management Support Officer
Linda Daley
Deputy Manager
Paul Bussell
Welfare Rights Supervisor
The Women's
Laura Anderson
Operations Manager