Position: Simon Jaquet Consultancy Services Ltd
Simon set up Simon Jaquet Consultancy Services Ltd in 2004, primarily to support young people's learning, citizenship, and activism. Since then, the organisation's portfolio has widened to include work with third sector organisations more generally, and with older people.
Recent projects have included:
Simon has an MA (Hons) degree from Edinburgh University in Modern Languages, and management qualifications from the Open Business School (Accounting for managers, Managing non profit and voluntary enterprises)
Simon has worked in the third sector for 40 years,. From 2001 to 2004 he was Chief Executive of YouthLink Scotland, the national youth work agency.. Prior to this, he worked for fourteen years as Director of Fast Forward, an organisation developing innovative health education services for young people, professionals, and parents. In a voluntary capacity he was Chair of the Edinburgh Youth Work Consortium for 15 years., and also served as Vice Chair of The Rock Trust. .
He has 40 years experience of community work with young people, having worked in national youth organisations, local youth projects, community arts, intermediate treatment and in teaching - in Scotland, in France and in Botswana. He has been a face to face youth worker, manager, volunteer, chief executive, and board member.
He has a wife, two children, a large drumkit, a small mandolin, and unusually powerful spectacles.