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New Communications and Projects Officer for Down and Dromore
Dr Scott Mackey pictured with The Bishop of Down and Dromore, The Rt Rev Harold Miller.
Dr Scott Mackey pictured with The Bishop of Down and Dromore, The Rt Rev Harold Miller.

Scott Mackey has recently joined the Down and Dromore Diocesan staff team as Communications and Projects Officer. He comes to the post after two years as Project Officer for Lagan Valley Rural Transport, a rural community transport operator based in Lisburn. Prior to that, Scott worked as a Researcher at the University of Ulster in Jordanstown. He also completed his degree in 2002 and his Doctorate in 2005 at the University.

A past pupil of Dromore High School and Banbridge Academy, Scott brings experience in research and communications to the post, having worked extensively on a study into Safer Journeys to School, carried out by the University of Ulster for the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY), the Department for Regional Development (DRD) and the General Consumer Council (GCCNI). In his previous employment, Scott was involved extensively in communications and publicity, regularly liasing with local press and media outlets, and designing and producing reports and information publications. Scott has also been involved in devising projects, research and events to communicate and/or publicise various aspects of the organisations he has been involved with.

A life-long member of the Church of Ireland in Down and Dromore, Scott is a Parishioner and Youth Leader in Dromore Cathedral and has served on the Select Vestry in the Parish where he has been actively involved in the Parish Development Committee. He is also assistant editor of the Parish Magazine, extensively involved in developing the Cathedral�s youth ministry and has led the young people of the parish in presenting and producing a series of 2 hour radio programmes on �Shine FM� � a Christian Community Radio station based in Banbridge. He completed an OCN Accreditation in youth work in 2005.

Speaking of Scott�s appointment, Bishop Harold says �I am absolutely thrilled to welcome Scott Mackey as the new Communications and Projects Officer for the Diocese of Down and Dromore. Scott not only has a wide experience of the area of communications, but also a real passion for communicating the message of the Christian Church�.

Scott says �I am delighted to be taking up the post of Communications and Projects Officer in Down and Dromore and looking forward to getting out and about in the Diocese, meeting and working with clergy and other people in the parishes as well�.