Charity & Civil Society

Saeed has had a life of public service and promotes the positives of Civil Society throughout his work. His current positions include:

Founding CEO | Youth Leads UK

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Youth Leads UK (formerly Xplode) is an award-winning charity getting the voice of young people heard and acted upon. Youth Leads runs skills development programmes to upskill disadvantaged young people, publishes Xplode Magazine providing a platform for young people to use their voice and pursues the challenging of decision-makers on under-representation of young people at leadership level.

Social Mobility Commissioner | HM Government

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Saeed was appointed Social Mobility Commissioner in October 2018. Building on his own experiences supporting social mobility and challenging government and society to make a difference, Saeed’s appointment was approved by the Prime Minister as part of a reconstituted Social Mobility Commission. You can read more about the Commission here.

Trustee | Generation:You Employed, UK

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Saeed was appointed Trustee of Generation in 2019. Generation is a global youth employment programme that aims to reach 1,000,000 young people in five countries in five years. Generation operates five programmes in the United Kingdom focusing on technology, healthcare and hospitality.

Co-Opted Non-Executive Director | Bolton at Home

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Saeed joined Bolton at Home in 2020. Bolton at Home is the social landlord that manages and maintains more than 18,000 homes across Bolton alongside tackling poverty with debt and money advice and food and clothes initiatives.

Strategy for Financial Wellbeing Challenge Group Member | UK Money and Pensions Service

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Saeed was appointed to the group in February 2020. The group has been established to meet the goals set out in the Government-backed UK Strategy for Financial Wellbeing. Saeed and other group members will help set milestones for the ten-year journey towards better financial wellbeing and will work for a six-month period to address the key strategic financial priorities for the UK.

Advisory Council Member | CareTech Foundation

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The CareTech Foundation is the charitable foundation of CareTech Plc that provides social care services in the UK. The Advisory Council contributes to delivering high-quality programmes that deliver meaningful impact to communities in need in the UK and overseas. For more on the CareTech Advisory Council, click here.

Governor | Ladybridge High School

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Saeed is a school governor at his former secondary school, Ladybridge High. Saeed assists the Governing Board in providing strategic leadership and accountability.

Past Positions

Trustee | Step up to Serve

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Founded by HRH The Prince of Wales, Step up to Serve’s #iwill campaign promotes social action among 10-20 year-olds. This includes activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, all of which create a double-benefit – to communities and young people themselves. So far more than 850 business, education and voluntary sector partners have committed to embedding social action into the lives of young people. Saeed serves as a Trustee and has chaired the Business Pioneers Steering Group. This group has been successful in many ways: teaming up to deliver change, embedding and integrating strategies to deliver social action programmes and including social action as part of their recruitment processes. For more on the #iwill campaign, click here.  Saeed’s term as Trustee ended in February 2020.

Trustee | Young Manchester

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Saeed served as a Trustee of Young Manchester from 2017 to 2020. Young Manchester is a charity that funds and commissions youth and play activities and provides children and young people in communities across the city with increased opportunities in all aspects of their life.

Chair of Trustees | Beacon Bolton Counselling Service

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Beacon Bolton Counselling Service, established in 1990, provides therapeutic counselling to anyone over the age of 16 years, irrespective of race, religion, gender or sexuality. Over the past year, nearly 3,000 sessions have been offered to nearly 400 clients on a wide range of issues from stress and anxiety to bereavement and relationships. With a team of over 40 dedicated counsellors and operating over 20 years, Beacon is a well-established local organisation that provides support to those in need. Saeed terminated his Trusteeship in September 2019.

Advisor/Panellist | Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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Saeed was a panellist and national youth representative on the Review into Full-Time Youth Social Action under the Office for Civil Society. The review and its outcomes can be found here.

UK Young Leader | United States Embassy, London

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Saeed left this post in November 2016 when Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. Saeed worked with a group of curious, caring, and capable people, and participated in conferences on current issues. He then met and discussed these issues with high-level U.S. officials and selected American visitors to the United Kingdom and attended U.S. Embassy events at Winfield House.

Radio Presenter and Marketing Support | News UK

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Saeed Atcha is a trusted voice on air across the UK on the Wireless Group’s 9 Stations across the North of England and Wales. Saeed also supports live inserts into programmes and social media marketing.

Saeed is also an Ambassador at One Young World and an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society