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

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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.

Bev
Bev
families Team
Support Programme

As a veteran herself Bev knows just what it’s like to be a part of the military community. Today, she runs our Support Programme and provides direct help to bereaved families in need.

Emma
Emma
families Team
Strides & Springboard Programmes

Emma leads our educational and development Programmes, Strides and Springboard. She has tons of experience working with young people and is helping our bereaved Forces families not just to survive, but to thrive.

Hayley
Hayley
families Team
Smiles Programme

If you wanted a great example of what it is to be a member of the Scotty’s Team you just need to watch Hayley in action. She organises our Smiles Programme which means she’s incredibly busy.

Lorna
Lorna
families Team
Projects

Lorna joins the team in January, and we can’t wait to have her onboard. She brings with her extensive experience supporting bereaved young people as well as many years working for the MOD in welfare and will help take the charity to the next level.

Nikki
Nikki
families Team
Founder

Nikki’s own experience and her original vision is why the charity exists today. You can read about Nikki’s story here.

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.

Baylee
Baylee
supporter Team
Graphic Design

Baylee is an exceptional young graphic designer. He came to us as an intern, working for free to make an impression and he certainly did that. He proved such value to the charity we couldn't be without him now.

Berney
Berney
supporter Team
Challenges

If you’ve fundraised for Scotty’s there’s a good chance you’ve already met Berney. She helps our supporters get the most from their fundraising experience with us.

Dawn
Dawn
supporter Team
Supporter Care

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.

Hayley D.
Hayley D.
supporter Team
Grants & Trusts

We are really excited to be welcoming Hayley to the team in the coming weeks. Hayley will be responsible for developing relationships with grant funders and managing our grant income.

Sarah W.
Sarah W.
supporter Team
PR & Communications

Sarah has tons of PR experience and knows just how to help raise awareness of Scotty’s publicly. This work helps bereaved families to find us and also to generate fundraising.

Stephen
Stephen
supporter Team
Filmmaker

Stephen is our talented in-house filmmaker. He helps us to keep our supporters updated on our work through his video story-telling.

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.

Jo
Jo
operations Team
Projects

Jo will join the team in April and help us to develop the operational aspects of the charity which are vital to allow the Families Team to deliver their crucial work.

Sarah DB
Sarah DB
operations Team
Accounts

Sarah helps us keep on top of all our finances, makes sure the bills are paid and our accounts are all in order.

Stuart
Stuart
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operations Team
CEO

Stuart’s role is to provide the support the rest of the team needs in order to perform their roles helping our amazingly brave young beneficiaries.

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!

Grants & Trusts

POSITION CLOSEDGrant funding has been crucial for the charity over the past couple of years and we're looking for someone to manage and develop this vital income stream for us.
You'll need to research new opportunities, develop relationships with trusts and other funders, create engaging bids, manage income received and provide impact feedback to funders. To apply for the role please send us a CV and covering letter to [email protected] Be sure to check out the full New Team Member Pack and Job Description here >> new-team-member-pack-grants-and-trusts-1.pdf POSITION CLOSED

OVERWATCH Community / Digital Fundraising

This is a fantastic new role which would potentially suit someone with a background in brand management, consumer marketing or individual giving fundraising. WE'RE STILL LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT TEAM MEMBER SO IGNORE THE DEADLINE DATE AND GET IN TOUCH.

Our OVERWATCH community is a way for supporters to help watch over the children of our fallen heroes. We don't want them to donate each month and forget about their donation, we want them to be a part of the community and see the value in the work they are helping to fund. We do this through our online OVERWATCH portal which provides behind the scenes access to the charity and shows the community how we use their donations to support bereaved Forces children. After a successful trial, we're looking for someone to help us grow the community and ensure we keep our value promise to those who subscribe. To apply please email [email protected] with a CV and covering letter. Find out more about the role by downloading the New Team Member Pack and Job Description here >> new-team-member-pack-overwatch-community.pdf CONTACT US FOR DETAILS

Kickstart 6-Month Paid Placement: Graphic Design

We have been approved to recruit a Graphic Designer as part of the Government's Kickstart scheme. Kickstart provides 6-month paid work placements for young people to gain real work experience and skills. You can visit https://jobhelp.campaign.gov.uk/kickstart/ to find out more about KickStart. To apply please first contact your Work Coach and then email your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

Kickstart 6-Month Paid Placement: Fundraising

Details coming soon! We have been approved to recruit a Fundraiser as part of the Government's Kickstart scheme. Kickstart provides 6-month paid work placements for young people to gain real work experience and skills. You can visit https://jobhelp.campaign.gov.uk/kickstart/ to find out more about KickStart. To apply please first contact your Work Coach and then email your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

Kickstart 6-Month Paid Placement: Ecommerce

Details coming soon! We have been approved to recruit someone to run our online merch sales as part of the Government's Kickstart scheme. Kickstart provides 6-month paid work placements for young people to gain real work experience and skills. You can visit https://jobhelp.campaign.gov.uk/kickstart/ to find out more about KickStart. To apply please first contact your Work Coach and then email your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

Kickstart 6-Month Paid Placement: Content Creation - Blogs & Podcasts

Details coming soon! We have been approved to recruit a content creator as part of the Government's Kickstart scheme. Kickstart provides 6-month paid work placements for young people to gain real work experience and skills. You can visit https://jobhelp.campaign.gov.uk/kickstart/ to find out more about KickStart. To apply please first contact your Work Coach and then email your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

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.

Family Support Worker

Demand for our services has increased greatly over the past year and it’s likely our Families Team will need to grow to reflect that. We don’t quite know what that will look like right now but it’s quite likely we’ll need some additional Family Support in the near future. If that sounds like you why not get a head start and send your CV and covering letter over?

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.

Operations Team: Projects

As the charity continues we'll be looking for a new team member to help manage a wide range of infrastructure projects for us. Get in touch with us if this sounds interesting.

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.

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