Steve Watson – Development Advisor

Steve Watson is a Development Adviser at Youth Focus: North East.

He joined the Youth Focus: North East team in May 2014 following a career spent in national government with the Department for Education, regional government at Government Office for the North East and at two local authorities – Newcastle and North Tyneside. Steve has worked as a strategic lead on a number of programmes for children and young people across the region, including Sure Start, Children’s Fund and Connexions.

Within his current role, he provides strategic support to Youth Focus: North East’s senior management team and works closely with our Regional Development O​fficers to support the delivery of some of our programmes, including work with young people with special educational needs in Stockton and North Tyneside’s Delivering Differently programme. Steve is also taking a lead in developing our impact measurement tools.

In his spare time, Steve is studying for a degree in English Literature with The Open University. He spends a lot of time at the Tyneside Cinema, complains bitterly about reality TV programmes and has a deep-seated love for cake.

Contact [email protected] or 0191 477 9966.