Our Staff

The Team

Over 70 MCR committed team members work every day to support our young people and their mentors, in schools and with our Talent Taster organisations. The MCR central team is based at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow and smaller teams are based throughout the country.

Staff Roles

Founder

MCR Pathways was founded by Glaswegian Social Entrepreneur Iain MacRitchie,  who previously advised over 100 businesses over his career. In 2007, Iain set up his charitable foundation and has dedicated 5 years as a full-time volunteer to establish MCR Pathways nationally.

Iain has been awarded the Glasgow’s St Mungo Medal and was more recently named by AACSB International — the world’s largest business education alliance – as one of the 2019 Class of Influential Leaders for his work supporting the country’s most disadvantaged young people.

Pioneer Team

The Pioneer Team creates and manages MCR Pathway’s vision, activities, business outreach, expansion and future development. They concentrate on various activities including, school engagement and integration, collecting and sharing qualitative and quantitative evidence of progression, experience and outcomes, and recruitment. The team ensures that young people are always the focus and priority.

School Team

The MCR school team includes Pathways Coordinators and Programme Managers. Each school has a dedicated MCR Pathways Coordinator who works with YST young people and are the first point of contact for mentors. PCs work with our pupils from S1 and S2, involving them in Groupwork and building their confidence.

PCs make sure our young people are ready for a mentor when they reach S3 and S4, support mentor relationships, and encourage pupil engagement with Talent Tasters and other activities. 

Programme Managers oversee and support Pathways Coordinators.

Mentor Services Team

Our Mentor Services Team is dedicated to supporting our mentors and partners. They assist, encourage and support our mentors through every part of the journey and are always on hand to answer questions.

Talent Taster & YP Engagement Team

The Talent Taster and Young Person Engagement Team encourages young people to get involved with Talent Tasters and Young Ambassadors. This team also supports young people after they leave school and onto their next steps.

National Expansion Team

The National Expansion team is working to establish and implement the MCR programme across Scotland. They meet with local authorities and businesses to manage expansion and encourage growth.

ICT Team

The ICT team ensures MCR runs smoothly by managing the technical side of the operations, including the website and data management. They are responsible for efficient and effective internal and external ICT systems, platforms and related processes.

Marketing Team

The Marketing Team creates all MCR communications to help recruit mentors and engage young people. Through social media, email marketing, blogs, the websites, marketing materials, and pop-up events they aim to grow the MCR brand.

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services recruits, trains and assigns volunteers to help the MCR team run the programme. 

Staff Roles

Founder

MCR Pathways was founded by philanthropist Iain MacRitchie. Iain succeeded in the business world by turning around failing corporations, but after improving the financial success of over 90 children’s homes and 5 residential schools, realised these were not the changes that really needed to be made. The talents of these young people were left undeveloped and potential unrealised, forgotten completely as they turned 18. Iain realised the key to these young people’s success lay in education and the catalyst for the creation of MCR Pathways was born.

Pioneer Team

The Pioneer Team creates and manages MCR Pathway’s vision, activities, business outreach, expansion and future development. They concentrate on various activities including, school engagement and integration, collecting and sharing qualitative and quantitative evidence of progression, experience and outcomes, and recruitment. The team ensures that young people are always the focus and priority.

Pathway Coordinators

Each school we support has a dedicated MCR Pathways Coordinator based in that school. They work with our young people from S1 and S2, involving them in Groupwork and building their confidence, while introducing them to other young people.

PCs make sure our young people are ready for a mentor when they reach S3 and S4. They support both mentor and mentee in helping establish relationships and work with young people to find their pathways, also supporting with young person engagement in Talent Tasters and additional activities.

Mentor Services Team

Our Mentor Services Team is dedicated to supporting our mentors and partners the whole way. They assist, encourage and support our mentors through every part of the journey and are always on hand to answer questions.

Talent Taster & YP Engagement Team

The Talent Taster and Young Person Engagement Team encourages young people to get involved with Talent Tasters and Young Ambassadors. Talent Tasters help young people discover their talent and focus on their goals. The Young Ambassadors help drive the design of the programme before joining Next Steps on leaving school, which helps encourage them to maintain a positive destination.

National Expansion Team

The National Expansion team is working to establish and implement the MCR programme across Scotland. They meet with local authorities and businesses to manage expansion and encourage growth.

ICT Team

The ICT team ensures MCR runs smoothly by managing the technical side of the operations, including the website and data management. They are responsible for efficient and effective internal and external ICT systems, platforms and related processes.

Marketing Team

The Marketing Team creates all MCR communications to help recruit mentors and engage young people. Through social media, email marketing, blogs, the websites, marketing materials, and pop-up events they aim to grow the MCR brand.

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services recruits, trains and assigns eager volunteers to help the MCR team run the programme. Volunteers have been recruited to work on many facets of the organisation, including marketing, IT, independent research projects and more.

Volunteer With Us

Some MCR mentors and partners volunteer their time, services and expertise in other ways to support our programme.

Skills & Project Volunteer

From marketing to administration, delivering training to ICT & Apps development, there are loads of projects you can help our core team with to change young lives for the better.

Events Volunteer

MCR Events deliveries various events, large and small, throughout the year. You can help us run and organise them.

Other Ways

From designing our marketing materials, to researching, to tutoring. MCR Volunteers ensure invaluable contributions are made right across our programme.

Our Current Opportunities:

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