Andrew Jermey-Boys

Position: Jay Charity Consultancy Services

Overview

Jay Consultancy Services was set up by Andrew Jermey-Boys to support charities, not for profits, funders and philanthropists to grow.

As a charity and business management consultant and adviser with a wide range of experience and knowledge gained from over 25 years in the not for profit, education and funding sectors I am in a position to help you;

  • Grow your organisation
  • Grow your people
  • Grow your giving
  • Grow as a funder

That could be developing your strategy and business plans, governance review and support, fundraising, people development, grant management and much more. My work focuses on capacity building, governance, strategic and business planning, project management, theory of change, impact measurement, funding and working in mixed economy, grant application and management. I am a strong collaborator with a positive attitude and future vision and commitment to developing business processes and growth.

My approach is to be a critical friend and support organisations to understand the issues, explore options and come up with solutions. His aim is to always leave the members of the whole team, (trustees, staff, volunteers) at the end of any engagement with a real sense of ownership of new plans, programmes and processes. This has a focus on the future and a clear understanding of how to build on the work done together and achieve long lasting outcomes for the organisations’ beneficiaries.


Clients

As Head of Programmes at the London Community Foundation I advised and supported many senior leadership teams in charities and social enterprises, as they grew their organisations. During my time there I built the Programme Team and processes to raise and deliver over £6 million of grants, along with impact tools that enabled the foundation to produce its first Impact Report in 2018.

Previous work has involved delivering the business planning and reporting processes for Friends of the Earth, delivering changes to the Regional Team and managing relationships with the government departments at Youth Music along with developing the volunteering strategy and projects for Action for Hearing Loss. I was a National Volunteer for The Scout Association leading their Scout Fellowship section through major change. During my time as Deputy Chair of Trustees for the National Youth Jazz Collective I took action to move the organisation forward following the sudden demise of the Chair at a time of significant capacity and governance issues. Through careful leadership and the appointment of an external consultant I persuaded the Board to adopt a new management structure and income generation proposal that enabled the organisation to appoint a new CEO and remain as one of ACE national portfolio organisations and have a clear strategic plan for the development of its work across England.


Qualifications

BA Hons Open University

Diploma in Management - Institute of Learning and Management

Clore Cultural Leadership Programme

Member of the Institute of Fundraising and Institute of Consulting

Qualified reviewer and consultant in using Digi-Board™


Experience

With over 25 years’ experience, I am a highly respected, top performing and commercially astute senior leader demonstrating broad-based expertise within the cultural, educational and charity sectors. I have worked with charities, not-for-profit organisations, foundations, grant makers and philanthropists to “help to make a real difference” by working with clients to solve problems, provide insights and overcome the many challenges that organisations face as they make an impact on the lives of their beneficiaries.

My background in programme management and organisational development means I can support organisations to develop and overcome problems. My experience and knowledge of grant making, fundraising and major donor relationship management means I am able to support organisations, companies and individuals with their philanthropic journey. I have worked for both large and small charities across the arts, grant making, disability, volunteering, youth development and environmental areas across the UK.

As a consultant and reviewer in the use of Digi-Board™. This is an online tool that can de-mystify governance for charity boards so everyone can contribute to this important area regardless of their governance knowledge or experience. Digi-Board™ has been developed to explore the principles that contribute to good governance

Using this online tool I can produce reports and findings using both quantitative and qualitative data to enable the Board and Senior Leaders to identify areas that need improvement, as well as those that are excellent! From this we can work on an action plan for improvement. For those charities that can truly demonstrate good governance this can only increase the public’s trust in them leading to high income and enhance their sustainability.