Rebecca Harvey graduated from the University of Sheffield with a degree in Politics in 1993 and began her career working as a training officer for a small charity in North London which provided support services to people with learning disabilities. In 1995 she began a twelve year career with the National Council for Vocational Qualifications (NCVQ) and its successor organisation QCA. At QCA she led on vocational qualification reform for a number of industry sectors, as diverse as food and drink manufacturing, cogent, sport and active leisure and children’s care.
In 2001 Rebecca was seconded to the Greenwich Education Action Zone as Deputy Director where she was involved in the promotion of inclusive education and equal opportunities in Zone schools.
Rebecca was also a governor at an inner city Primary School in Islington, and Chair of Governors for six years where she saw the school improve in all aspects and come out of special measures.
She set up her own limited company three-emanagement limited in 2006 providing business solutions to organisations in the education and skills sector and working as an Interim.
Rebecca’s first role as an Interim was as Capability and Capacity Programme Manager/Head of Workforce Development at the Cabinet Office. Rebecca went on to work for the QCA and QCDA on an interim basis as a Diploma Policy and Guidance Manager.
Rebecca has provided support to a diverse range of organisations in the education and skills sector. Supporting clients in the policy area, as well as research, resource and people management.
Rebecca has provided support to a diverse range of organisations in the education and skills sector. Supporting clients in the policy area, as well as research, resource and people management always with a theme of diversity and equality.
As well as delivering training in areas such as project management, Rebecca is also an Antenatal Teacher working mainly through the National Childbirth Trust.
Rebecca is a certified Axiological coach. Axiology is based on Nobel Prize nominated research which enables us to identify the internal valuing system or thinking patterns that influence our perceptions (attitudes), decisions and actions, basically “why” we do what we do.
Rebecca has the following qualifications: PGCert. Research Methods in the Social Sciences; BA (Hons); HE Diploma in Education; Registered Change Management Practitioner (APMG); Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner (APMG); Certified Axiological Coach.
She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an Associate Member of the Institute of Educational Assessors (ACIEA).
Why did I decide to become a freelancer?
I wanted to concentrate on using my skills in a focussed way working with smaller organisations. I wanted to be able to support organisations in a dynamic way, focussing on providing solutions to leadership and individual development challenges.
What is the nature of my business?
three-emanagement limited provides support to a diverse range of organisations in the education and skills sector. My clients tend to need support in the policy area, as well as research, resource, change and people management.
What are the challenges?
I work in the main in the public sector. The recession of the past few years means that value for money is a key motivator for all organisations I work with.
What do I like about freelancing?
The flexibility to work with a wide range of businesses and organisations and to see the impact of my work first hand.
What is the main challenge I face as a freelancer?
A freelancer never knows what the next contract may bring; that is both a challenge and part of the excitement of the work.
What makes me an effective contractor?
I pride myself on having always developed highly successful relationships with both public and commercial organisations. My previous experience, my professionalism, my commitment to the client and my ability to walk into a new organisation and become a highly effective member of the team, make me an excellent choice.