Communities Team

Rachel Searle-Mbullu, Head of Communities


Phone: 0141 341 4961

Rachel originally trained as a drama teacher and has extensive experience & skills in teaching, training, facilitation and project management with a diverse range of national and grassroots community organisations in the UK, Kenya, Palestine and South Africa.  She has managed community programmes for Centrepoint, Christian Aid and Save the Children, designing and facilitating action learning processes with young people and working alongside other stakeholders promoting rights based approaches to development. This work laid the basis for her interest in and commitment to community driven development.

Since starting work with the Foundation in April 2008, Rachel has contributed to the development and implementation of the Foundation’s community benefit work, enterprise grant-making and delivery of community engagement programmes. As a member of the Foundation’s Senior Management Team, she leads the work of the Communities team,  leading on services for clients with a place based focus, ensuring that programmes are efficient, effective and innovative. This includes our work to support the delivery of community funds for over 25% of Scotland’s commercial wind farms and the establishment of Resilient Scotland’s JESSICA Fund, supporting social enterprises delivering community regeneration outcomes.


Rosalind Becroft, Team Administrator 


Phone: 0131 524 0300  

Rosalind joined the Foundation in July 2013 after four years as a marketing assistant for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

She is an avid reader and traveller who in her spare time enjoys various creative pursuits, the occasional bit of baking, and spending time with her cat.

Rosalind moved to Scotland from the United States in 2008.


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