Em James is part of the Community Capacity Team at QCOSS and is currently focussed on place-based projects.
As a community development worker, Em has plenty of experience in driving local-level change, having set up and run neighbourhood centres and cooperatives. She says she was attracted to the state-wide focus of QCOSS and the organisation’s ability to link issues across regions.
“Having previously worked in smaller community-based organisations, I’m also appreciating a larger team of colleagues to learn with and from,” she says.
“I really enjoy the opportunity to learn about the strengths and character of each area, connect with people in each region, and together, craft a community plan that inspires action.”