Lesley joined Keep Scotland Beautiful in May 2019 with the Canal College programme. She currently is tutor/assessor and Youth Outreach Officer of the West Dumbarton Canal College Programme. Overseeing recruitment, assessing qualifications, planning and day to day running of programme.
Before canal college Lesley was a youth worker for 9 years. Working with disadvantaged teens and in drug and alcohol awareness. This is where she learned the skills to motivate and inspire young people to meet their full potential. The most exciting thing for Lesley is to watch a group of young people start as individuals and over time develop into a working team, learning social and academic skills and building their confidence and moving on to a positive outcome.
In 2015 Lesley was the proud winner of the Youth Link Scotland Part Time Youth Worker of the year award. She was nominated by the Management Board of Y Sort It, West Dunbartonshire for her work with young mums, youth work groups and working with those with additional support needs.