We are a registered youth work charity and welcome any kind of support. If you would like to play your part, please check out the Support Us page for more information.
Youth and Community Services
Tel: 07557 790899
Or use our contact form.
Meet some of the most important members of our organisation.
Simon Gillings – Chief Executive Officer
Simon has his youth work roots in Gloucestershire's voluntary sector but spent most of his professional career a member of the County Council's Youth Service.
Holding a number of roles throughout his many dedicated years, he is most notable for his unique delivery of training throughout the county and beyond.
He created the Sexual Health Co-ordinator post in 2000, one of the first of its kind in the region, and led the work to develop the ‘Know Your …’ range of resources, starting with Know Your Kit? a toolkit for working with young people and sexual health issues.
Updating the training programme for part-time youth workers was a key development within the Youth Service and this has transferred to Youth and Community Services, along with the delivery of a range of other training from safeguarding to risk assessment.
One of Simon’s last successes for the County Council was securing, in 2009, one of only 8 national government grants (of almost £600000) to develop 30 youth work Advanced Apprentices, a Foundation Degree with 25 places, and a post-graduate qualification for working with young people with 11 places.
He wrote and managed countywide Murder/Mystery team building residentials for the Service staff and now also lectures on the degree provision at the University of Gloucestershire representing it on the Training Agency Group.