Building Change Trust Welcomes New Team Member
Paul Braithwaite, the Building Change Trust's new Development and Implementation Officer.

Building Change Trust Welcomes New Team Member

26 September 2013

The Building Change Trust has welcomed the newest member of the team to help with its expanding and exciting portfolio. 

Paul Braithwaite joined the Building Change Trust team on 10th September 2013 as Development & Implementation Officer.

Paul’s work will be to lead on the development of the Trust’s work in three of its six strategic themes, namely Social Innovation, Creating Space for Civic Thinking and Leadership.

Immediately prior to joining the Building Change Trust, Paul worked in North Belfast managing a multidimensional community relations programme for the 174 Trust.

Previously, he had worked for Trócaire for seven and a half years in a number of roles, including four years based overseas in Pakistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

During this time Paul developed and managed a series of partnership-based programmes on issues including human rights, civic participation, gender equality and disaster recovery.

Volunteering has also been a key part of Paul’s career and he spent two years in full-time voluntary positions, firstly as a secondary school teacher in Malawi, then as a Development Education worker with Christian Aid.

Nigel McKinney, Building Change Trust Director of Operations, said: “We are delighted to welcome Paul to the Building Change Trust team.

“He will be covering a wide range of work and we believe his experience and enthusiasm will help the Trust develop the areas of Social Innovation, Creating Space for Civic Thinking and Leadership, making a real impact in the Northern Ireland Community and Voluntary Sector.

“Alongside our work with Inspiring Impact, and our work in Social Finance and Collaboration, Paul’s work will help the Trust shape the sector and make it a more dynamic and efficient place”.

For more information on the Trust's work, or to contact Paul, please email