Ila Chandavarkar has substantial management and work experience in the voluntary and public sectors. She has a keen interest in social justice, equalities research and the appropriate resourcing and development of voluntary sector organisations.
Ila is currently a consultant and trainer on income generation, equalities and organisational development. Her previous employment roles included Head of Policy at the national Women’s Resource Centre, Chief Officer at MENTER, an East of England race equality network, and Voluntary Sector Support Manager at Cambridge City Council.
She has run training on cultural awareness for social workers and similar professionals, equality impact assessments and a series of workshops for the University of Cambridge, after the EU referendum, on identity, empathy and resilience.
Her current projects include looking at race equality with Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum and Peterborough Asylum and Refugees Community Association, and gender equality with Cambridge Women’s Resources Centre. Ila is a member of the National Emergencies Trust Equity Scrutiny Group which reviews NET grant giving and services to enable equity and inclusion.
Ila is also a trustee of Voice4Change England, a national membership body for Black and Minority Ethnic organisations.