Reverse Dress-Down Day – Support the work of the SMF

Wear business attire and donate to help the Social Mobility Foundation support disadvantaged young people. Disadvantaged students and their futures are set to be disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Our campaign arm, the Department for Opportunities, recently published a YouGov poll which demonstrates that, while at home due to school closures, students from low income families are significantly […]

An update from our CEO on the SMF response to coronavirus

Today marks three months since I joined the Social Mobility Foundation. Events haven’t exactly followed my 100 day plan, but I’m enormously proud of the way that the team I joined so recently has responded to the impact of coronavirus on our organisation and our core programme. We have been so grateful for the support […]

Social Mobility Foundation response to coronavirus

Following the updated government advice for businesses and individuals, the Social Mobility Foundation has made some changes to the way we are operating. All our face to face activity with students across the UK has been postponed until 30th April. This affects student events, university visits and residentials, work placements, and mentor/mentee meet ups. We […]

Department for Opportunities launched

Today, SMF is launching its new campaigning arm, the Department for Opportunities. The aim of the new Department for Opportunities (DO) is to mobilise a coalition of the willing – including employers, communities, charities, councils, schools, colleges and universities – to take action within their spheres of influence to improve social mobility. DO’s focus will […]

SMF appoints new CEO

The trustees of the Social Mobility Foundation are pleased to announce that they have appointed Sarah Atkinson to be David Johnston’s successor as CEO of the SMF. It follows David’s announcement in June that he would stand down at the end of 2019 after 10 years as CEO. Sarah will join from the Charity Commission, […]

Top 75 UK employers for social mobility revealed

*23 employers enter the top list for the first time – including MI6* *85% feel their clients care about the social class mix of their workforce* *Majority of employers of 1.1 million people now ask new staff questions about their social class* The Top 75 UK employers in 2019 who have taken the most action […]

Alan Milburn becomes Chair of the SMF as Employer Index launches

Rt Hon Alan Milburn becomes Chair of the Social Mobility Foundation & urges employers to enter the Social Mobility Employer Index We are delighted to announce that Alan Milburn has become Chair of the Social Mobility Foundation. Our announcement is made on the day that the SMF has opened the 2019 Social Mobility Employer Index […]

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