Our Team and Governance

We’re not just passionate about supporting our bereaved British Forces young people, we’re passionate about creating a charity we can all be proud of. We aren’t held back by tradition, and innovation and transparency are at the core of everything we do.

Our Culture & Values

Our culture is so important to the team here at Scotty HQ. It defines us as a charity and is non-negotiable for anyone joining us on our mission. Central to our culture are our four core values. We don’t just talk about them, we live them every single day. You can find out more about the Scotty’s Way by reading our Culture Code deck here.

Families Come First

Our beneficiaries are the sole reason we are here. For every decision we make and every action we take, we ask ourselves how this takes us closer to completing our mission.

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Everyone a supporter, every supporter a V.I.P.

Everyone who walks through our doors has the potential to support the charity. Without that support we can't achieve our mission. Everyone is a potential supporter & every supporter should be treated like a V.I.P.

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Love what you do

When you truly love what you do it shouldn't feel like work, and when it doesn't feel like work you can achieve great things. We work as a team towards one goal, our mission.

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Remember Everyday

For our beneficiaries remembrance isn't just one day of the year, it's everyday of the year. We remember the sacrifices made by these families everyday.

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Trustees

To ensure the team at Scotty HQ stay true to our mission, like most charities, we have a board of Trustees to watch over our work. The Trustees have overall legal responsibility for the charity but delegate most of the day to day activities to the team.

Jason Worthy
Jason Worthy

Jason is a fitness and sports industry veteran having spent the last two decades working across the global fitness industry. He is the former CEO of Life Fitness Inc. - the $1.1bn division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) and now Vice President of Boating Services (EMEA) at Brunswick Corporation. Jason is also a trustee at Dallaglio RugbyWorks; the charity using the values of rugby to help young people most in need of life changing support and also Chair of the board at Get Berkshire Active - a Sport England Active Partnership. Jason has been a supporter of Scotty’s Little Soldiers since it’s inception in 2010 and is proud to support bereaved forces children.

Luke Priestley
Luke Priestley
Megan Harris-Dilnut
Megan Harris-Dilnut

Megan is a fundraising professional with a background in marketing and PR across sectors including charity, sport and law. She also sits on suicide prevention working groups for serving personnel and Veterans with the MOD and NHS. Megan began volunteering with Scotty’s in 2013 and became a trustee in May 2018.

Simon Millar - Chair
Simon Millar - Chair

Simon is CEO of Albanwise Insurance Services having spent the past thirty years in a variety of roles within the property industry, working for developers, property managers, events organisers and insurance brokers. Heavily involved with local rugby, including Committee roles at East Midlands Rugby Union, Simon was first inspired to get involved with Scotty’s Little Soldiers after seeing Nikki speak at a rugby dinner. After four years of fundraising by way of an annual Charity Ball that he helped to organise, Simon was invited to become a Trustee in May 2018, and took up the role of Chair later that year.

Steven Ward
Steven Ward

Steven Ward is an experienced leader of non-profit organisations, spending 13-years within the sector, 4 years as CEO. During his time as a CEO Steven reformed the governance of the organisation to exceed levels expected by best practice guides, implemented a digital transformation that has set the organisation up for success, and oversaw a sustained period of growth driven through collaboration with key strategic partners ranging from national and local government to major consumer brands. Steven is passionate about using cross-sector innovation and collaboration to tackle major challenges facing society. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, keeping active and practising learning Spanish.

Families Team

The heartbeat of Scotty’s. These are the guys delivering direct support to bereaved Service children and young people. Everything is driven by the F-Team and the rest of us are here to help them do their jobs.

Charlie
Charlie
families Team
Family Support

Charlie is one of our newest recruits and her role is to support the parents and carers of our members as they navigate bereavement. She will provide useful information and resources, as well as signposting on to other organisations as appropriate.

Emma
Emma
families Team
Strides & Springboard Programmes

Emma leads our education and development programmes, Strides and Springboard. She oversees the Scotty grants and ensures that Members have access to guidance and information at key times in their education journey. Emma also provides 1:1 sessions to discuss any challenges they may be facing around their next steps in life and to help our young people to thrive.

Hayley
Hayley
families Team
Info desk & Smiles programme

Hayley is the first point of contact at Scotty's and she makes sure our families get all the information and support they need . She's also behind the Smiles programme, our Scotty breaks, all the gifts and vouchers and even the Christmas party!

Lorna
Lorna
families Team
Projects

Lorna is our bereavement specialist who oversees the Families team programmes to ensure they provide a cohesive bereavement support for members and Springboarders. She also works closely with external partners to enhance support.

Mark
Mark
families Team
Child & Young Person Bereavement Support

Mark offers direct 1:1 online support to our members and Springboarders which is tailored to suit their individual needs. One of the newest additions to the team, he is looking to be part of their safety net when life feels a bit challenging.

Nikki
Nikki
families Team
Founder

Nikki founded Scotty's over a decade ago after the death of her husband, Corporal Lee Scott. Read her story. Nikki can often be seen raising awareness of Scotty's. She also communicates regularly with our families to ensure they are kept informed about the work of the charity and works closely with the Supporter Engagement team whenever a family are sharing their story publicly.

Supporter Team

If the Families Team understand what our beneficiaries need, it’s the job of the Supporter Team to help them fulfil that. So that means raising lots of awareness and funding to cover the cost of that work.

Berney
Berney
supporter Team
Challenges

If you’ve fundraised for Scotty’s there’s a good chance you’ve already met Berney. She's the one who comes up with our Scotty Challenges and ensures your fundraising experience runs as smoothly as possible from the moment you sign up.

Dawn
Dawn
supporter Team
Fundraising

As well as supporting any businesses who may be fundraising for Scotty’s, Dawn is also our unofficial social champion. If there’s a team bonding event going on you can bet Dawn is at the heart of it – she's a huge part of creating Scotty's community spirit.

Hayley D.
Hayley D.
supporter Team
Grants & Trusts

Hayley develops relationships with grant funders and manages our grant income to ensure the Families team have funding for existing and innovative new projects. She also project manages the grants and gives our corporate partners the VIP experience.

Lucy
Lucy
supporter Team
Digital Marketing

Lucy develops our digital presence through Scotty's social media channels and our website. She works closely with the team to promote Scotty's work and is responsible for creating content, campaigns and growing our online community.

Sarah W
Sarah W
supporter Team
PR & Communications

Sarah's role is to raise awareness of Scotty's through PR and press coverage via external media while managing news updates for the Scotty's blog. She also develops relationships with our celebrity supporters, ambassadors and influencers.

Sophie
Sophie
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supporter Team
Overwatch & Digital Donations

Sophie supports the development of our Overwatch programme with 100% of donations going directly to our Families programmes. She also looks after digital donations and uses technology to ensure we provide easy, efficient ways for you to donate.

Operations Team

The Ops Team are here to make sure everyone else can do what they need to do to support bereaved Forces families. That means making sure the charity runs smoothly and the rest of the team have the tools they need to delivery world class support.

Baylee
Baylee
operations Team
Graphic Design

Baylee originally joined us as an intern but he was so talented we had to keep him. He's the creative mind behind the Scotty's branding and his skills are invaluable in translating the Scotty vision onto everything the Scotty's team creates.

Ben
Ben
operations Team
Podcast & Video

Ben is supporting Scotty's digital presence through developing a series of podcasts that tell the Scotty's story. He is also supporting Lucy by creating video content to be used for our digital marketing across our social media and website.

Jo
Jo
operations Team
Projects

Jo is developing the operational aspects of the charity, her goal is to ensure things run as smoothly and efficiently as possible to enable the Families Team to deliver their crucial work.

Sarah DB
Sarah DB
operations Team
Accounts

Sarah keeps on top of the Scotty's finances – from ensuring the bills are paid and accounts are in order, income and fundraising, to managing the Scotty's budget for the year.

Stephen
Stephen
operations Team
Filmmaker

Stephen is our talented in-house filmmaker and the creative talent behind A Hero's Legacy. He uses video storytelling to capture the work Scotty's do and to share it with our supporters through our website and social media.

Stuart
Stuart
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operations Team
CEO

As CEO, Stuart supports the rest of the team, ensuring they have everything they need to perform their roles and to support bereaved Forces children to the best of their ability.

Careers

Check out our current roles below. We also have lots of plans and further down you’ll find a few of the ideas we’re considering. All roles unless otherwise stated are based at Scotty HQ in King’s Lynn, Norfolk. Currently most personnel are working from home due to COVID-19 restrictions.

We have a long term mission to support the children of our heroes and we’re going to need the best talent out there to achieve it. We’re creating an environment to thrive in and a charity to be proud of. We believe in a new way of delivering support to those who need it and a new way of engaging our supporters. It’s important work but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. Have a read of our Culture Code here

Our Culture: Scotty’s is a unique place to work. We’re small which means you can have a huge impact but that also means we need to be incredibly self-motivated. We also value a good work / life balance so we’re currently reviewing all our team benefits. We’ll update them here soon but you can expect unlimited holiday entitlement, flexi hours, subscriptions to the Headspace app, free fruit and Freedom Friday!

Upcoming

We have a clear vision for the future of Scotty’s Little Soldiers and the support we need to provide to bereaved Forces families. We know the tools and resources that we will need in order to achieve this vision and in many cases we already know the type of people and the roles within the charity that will help us get there.

Below are some of the roles we are already thinking about but aren’t quite ready to recruit for yet. Maybe the timing isn’t quite right or the funding needs to be secured. There are no time frames for these roles and some may never transpire, but if you feel that there is something here which you could make your own, feel free to send us your CV and a covering note and, if it’s OK with you, we’ll keep your details on file and let you know if our plans progress.

You can also send your CV through if you believe strongly that you can add value to our team but in a different role to those mentioned on this page. Make sure to include a covering letter that tells us exactly how you think you can add that value.

Send your CV and Covering Letter to [email protected]

Merch Brand/E-Commerce

We sell charity merchandise to help raise additional funds which contribute towards our running costs. As well as a general charity and performance ranges we recently launched the Fear Naught fashion range which was an immediate hit. As these ranges continue to grow we may be looking for someone to help manage our merch. You would have profit and loss accountability for our Merchandise sales and responsibility for brand marketing, customer service and procurement.

Marketing Roles

Digital marketing, brand management, SEO content, web development, CRM Management, graphic design, content creation – we could go on and on. These are all roles which we think are the future of Supporter engagement for charities. This will be a real growth area for Scotty’s over the next couple of years. If you want to join a team which values creativity whilst helping those less fortunate – get in touch.

Impact and Evidence

Our work is always driven by the need of bereaved Service families so the more we can understand the effects bereavement has on young people the better we can shape our services. We’d love to bring in a team member dedicated to understanding these needs by producing evidence-based research which helps us to develop new support services and also to measure the impact of the work we do.

Salesforce Administrator

Are you local to our King’s Lynn HQ and an expert in Salesforce? We’d definitely love to hear from you if so. Get in touch.

Supporter Team: Supporter Care

We'll shortly be looking someone to join the team at Scotty HQ in our Supporter Care role. We believe everyone we engage with has the potentially opportunity to support the charity and therefore all supporters should be treated as VIPs. We need someone to help provide that VIP service to all supporters and assist them on their own journey to #HelpTheirChildrenSmile.

Policies

We like to keep our policies to a minimum but as a children’s charity some are absolutely essential. To make it easier for stakeholders to find our policies we’ve created a master policy document with all of them in one place. We update the master once a year and upload to our website. We occasionally make minor updates to policies throughout the year so if you have any queries please contact us at [email protected].

Scotty's Policies Pack

Financial

As a registered charity our annual report is publicly available for download from the Charity Commission website, but you can find all our reports right here as well.

Financial reports are structured in a certain way to meet legal requirements but that often means they aren’t always presented in a way which makes common sense. If you’ve got any questions at all about our financial reports feel free to contact us. You can also check out this video from our CEO who provides some background on the current report.

2018 Annual Report 2017 Annual Report 2016 Annual Report
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