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Eleanor has been overseeing the strategy and policy work of Youth Futures Foundation during the set up phase and is now leading on ensuring our approach is evidence-informed. Eleanor joins us as a secondee from Education Endowment Foundation and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience of using evidence to improve outcomes for disadvantaged young people. At Education Endowment Foundation, her work included managing large grants that were robustly evaluated to assess their impact on students’ learning and producing evidence-based guidance reports for schools. Before that she worked at Social Finance and New Philanthropy Capital.
Having experienced long-term unemployment in her family when growing up, she is aware of the damage this can cause. She is keen to make sure that we find out what works, in order to insulate young people against the chances of spending long periods out of the labour market.
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‘A few weeks into my new job and I am working with our committed team to refine our strategy and pave the way for the Youth Futures grants programme to open in the first quarter of 2020.’ New CEO, Anna Smee, outlines way forward for Youth Futures Foundation.
We are recruiting for two additional Directors to join our current Board and both roles are reserved for young people living in England who have direct or indirect experience of facing challenges when trying to get into work.
The Youth Futures foundation is seeking a strategic partner to deliver end to end grant-making administrative services for our first grant-making round.