Dr Nick J. Watson joined the Youth Trust as Chief Operating Officer, October 2018. This role involves overseeing the day-to-day operations of the charity, managing the staff team and working alongside the Chief Executive Officer, Dan Finn, and the Board of Trustees, to strategically develop the core business of the Trust and facilitate the ongoing national expansion project.
Nick’s background is mainly within Higher Education (2003-2018), while during the first decade of his working life he was as an apprentice-trained lithographic printer. Most recently he held the post of Associate Professor of Sport and Social Justice/theology (and Dept. Head of Pastoral Care), York St John University. He also has experience of working as a Trustee of a child mentoring charity and as a part-time Church leader. Nick currently mentors a young boy and has previously coached children soccer in the UK, Spain and America.
Nick is blessed to be married to Kate and have two wonderful children. In his spare-time he enjoys, golf, swimming, running and reading (especially Robert Harris and Julia Donaldson—at present!).
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