Steve Watson – Development Officer

Steve Watson is a Development Officer 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 leads on a number of Youth Focus: North East’s projects – Young Commissioners, which supports young people to inform and influence mental health services in Newcastle and Gateshead; a project working with young people to begin tackling issues of isolation and loneliness; and work in Stockton-on-Tees with young people with special educational needs.

In his spare time, Steve has recently completed 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.