CEO Leadership Through Sport & Business: Youth unemployment and the risky business of changing the world
“Our core purpose as charities isn’t to manage risk assessment and excel sheets ... our core purpose is to change the world, is to make change happen. That’s what we’re here for.”
Paul Evans joined Leadership Through Sport & Business in April 2020. Previously he was Managing Director at the award-winning Street League and CEO of the national education charity, UFA (University of the First Age). Paul has a strong background in education, youth services, homelessness and mental health. He is passionate about social mobility, inclusion and creating real and lasting change in society. Paul is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and full member of the Chartered Management Institute. He is also a Trustee at learning disability charity, REACH.
Ep 8. Paul Evans, CEO Leadership Through Sport & Business:
Youth unemployment and the risky business of changing the world
Paul Evans is CEO of Leadership Through Sport & Business, a social mobility charity that prepares and supports bright young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into roles with major firms.
In this episode Paul delves into the situation for young people in Britain today and their ‘stolen future’, arising from the current crisis in youth unemployment. He highlights how the pandemic has laid bare social inequalities and how his organisation is creating meaningful opportunities for disadvantaged young people - ensuring that those at risk of under-employment find careers equal to their ambition and ability.
We talk about the habits of discipline as key to a successful and happy life. We also discuss attitudes to risk in the charity sector; and Paul reflects on how in an increasingly risky world, charities need to remain true to their core purpose: which isn’t just to manage risk, but to change the world.
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