Saeed has had a life of public service and promotes the positives of Civil Society throughout his work. His current positions include:
Founding CEO | Xplode Magazine
Xplode leverages its publication to serve as a training platform for young people aged 12-22 in order to develop skills in media, writing, business, and employability. This innovative concept bridges social good, productivity, and leisure activities to foster a promising future. For more about Xplode Magazine, click here.
Social Mobility Commissioner | HM Government
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.
Chair of Trustees | Beacon Bolton Counselling Service
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.
Advisory Council Member | CareTech Foundation
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
Saeed is a school governor at his former secondary school, Ladybridge High. Saeed assists the Governing Board in providing strategic leadership and accountability.
Trustee | Step up to Serve
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 2019.
Advisor/Panellist | Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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
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
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.