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, […]

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 […]

The SMF in Liverpool

The SMF is delighted to announce the opening of our newest office in Liverpool. Having supported students from Merseyside initially from our London office, and over the last four years from our base in Manchester, the SMF now has a dedicated team in Liverpool to increase the depth and breadth of support we can provide […]

Mentoring with the SMF – can you help spread the word?

One of the four pillars of the Aspiring Professionals Programme is the sustained support young people receive from a mentor. Each student is matched to a professional who works in the sector or job that their mentee aspires to enter. The conversations between young people and their mentors are often the first opportunity they will […]

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