Melanie McLean


I started with Centrestage as a Project Leader in October 2016 working within the Catalyst Project.

My role was to work with individuals leaving HMP Kilmarnock and support them with the transition from prison to community, encouraging them to find purpose, structure and routine. I quickly found my feet and within 6-months was promoted to Assistant Manager and then on to Catalyst Project Manager a few months after, where I was given responsibility for managing the project and a team of staff and volunteers.  

This was a huge responsibility but with such a strong, passionate and enthusiastic team the project excelled, reaching excellent outcomes for the participants. Over the last 18-months my role has developed further, gaining operational responsibility for the Family and Friends Hub at HMP Kilmarnock and more recently the Connect Project.