Kirsty Jackson - Operations Manager
Kirsty was born and educated in Edinburgh gaining a Bachelor of Music with honors from Edinburgh Napier University before continuing her studies at the University of York and gaining a Masters of Art in Music. She has spent most of her career working as a youth worker and children’s worker and Project Manager in Edinburgh and developing volunteer lead projects. In order to do this she returned to university for a third time and gained a Master of Science in Community Education from the University of Edinburgh.
Kirsty has over 15 years experience of working with children as a youth worker, project worker and later in project management. In her spare time, she likes to play saxophone or clarinet in windbands and participate in archery competitions both nationally and internationally. She joined Sistema Scotland as Operation Manager for Big Noise Torry in May 2016.
Rachael Murphy - Administrator
Rachael is the newest member of the team at Big Noise Torry. Originally from London, Rachael recently graduated from the University of Aberdeen with an MA in French and Hispanic Studies. She has voluntary experience including visiting schools as a Language Ambassador and preparing supplies for Syrian refugees.
Rachael is involved in choral music and is (very, very slowly) learning to play the piano. Maybe her new colleagues can give her some tips!