Our Strategic Board

Our Strategic Board

Our Strategic Board’s key role includes the strategic direction, oversight, policy setting and fund-raising, while that of management are the day to day operations of the Project. They are responsible for driving the organisation forward, supporting the Project’s aims and objectives and ensuring good governance.

First Step Board encompass a variety of skills, knowledge and experience, consisting of local people with the passion, enthusiasm and experience in the fields of Human resources, Finance, Business, Social policy, Early Years and Community development as well as users of the service who are essential in ensuring that we continue to shape the project to meet the needs of local families.

Meet our Board:

  • Katherine Sangster (Chair)

  • Karin Dobbie (Vice Chair)

  • Bea Young (Secretary)

  • Rachel Wales (Treasurer)

  • Pamela Martin (Advisor, Community Learning and Development, ELC)

  • Mary Preston (Advisor, Early Learning and Childcare, ELC)

  • Andrew Forrest (Local Councillor, ELC)

  • Alana Nunn (Board Member)

  • Lisa Kitson (Board Member)

  • Rachael Crofts (Board Member)

  • Harry Hughes (Board Member)

  • Paule Yimga (Board Member)

Joining our Board

If you would like to become involved in our Board, we would love to hear from you. Board membership is voluntary and unpaid and meet 10 times a year, including ad hoc meetings, if required. Learning and development opportunities exist for all Board members, including full induction training.

If you can devote some time and are motivated to assisting us, we would welcome your application. Please send an initial expression of interest with details of relevant skills and experience to Tina Pollock (Project Manager) at projectmanager@firststepmusselburgh.co.uk


Our Annual General Meeting took place on Wednesday 27th January 2021.

We showcased some of the work that has taken place in response to the Covid Pandemic and heard first hand from parents that access our organisation.

Thank you to all to everyone that attended our AGM and your ongoing support for the work that we do in the local community.

Annual Report 2019-2020

Our Annual report is available to read here

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To download a copy of our 2019-2020 accounts please click here


We aim to provide a quality service at First Step Community Project and to be helpful at all times but sometimes we may get it wrong. In the event of a complaint every effort will be made to respond quickly and appropriately. Please see our full complaints policy here

Duty of Candour

Please click here to download our latest Duty of Candour report (1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021).