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Former UN, DfE and PHE advisor joins Impetus as Director of Public Affairs

IMPETUS has announced and welcome Steve Haines as the charity’s Director of Public Affairs. Steve will spearhead our communications, policy and research work, join our senior management team, and work alongside our CEO, board, donors, supporters, and charity partners to effect real change for young people. 

Steve joins the Impetus team from the National Deaf Children’s Society, where he served as Executive Director Policy and Campaigns. During his successful tenure at NDCS, his team won Best Not for Profit or Charity Content Marketing Campaign for their Deaf Works Everywhere campaign. Before joining NDCS, Steve has held roles with Save the Children, the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative and the Disability Rights Commission, and served as an advisor to the United Nations, Public Health England and the Department for Education. In 2020 his book How To Go To Work: The honest advice no one ever tells you at the start of your career, co-authored by Lucy Clayton, was published by Penguin Books. Steve also currently serves on the board of trustees at the Greggs Foundation.

On joining Impetus, Steve said:

“I’m delighted to have joined the team at Impetus. Supporting charities to find what works and taking their impact to scale is more vital than ever in tackling the barriers that hold back too many young people. Impetus and our partners are uniquely placed to take those voices to power and achieve lasting change.”

Impetus CEO Eleanor Harrison said:

“We must back evidence-based interventions to help young people get the education and employment opportunities they need to thrive. The pandemic has made the challenges infinitely greater but also created new opportunities to deliver better models. We are delighted Steven has joined our team to champion quality practice and drive policy change in these areas.”

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