Charlotte Hill became Chief Executive of Step Up to Serve in April 2014 in the first year of the Campaign. Prior to joining the #iwill campaign she had been Chief Executive of UK Youth since 2010.
After studying Political Science & Philosophy at Birmingham University and working part time for Richard Burden MP during her studies, Charlotte started her career working in Parliament for Rt. Hon. Harriet Harman QC MP in a number of roles. After five years with Harriet Harman, Charlotte moved to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) as their Parliamentary Advisor.
After the NSPCC, Charlotte moved to Australia and worked for a Government Relations & Communications Consultancy and for a children’s charity in Sydney. She then worked in Cambodia on her way back to the UK, teaching English in an orphanage.
Charlotte is an RSA Fellow, Companion at the CMI, a trustee of The English Football League Trust and also a member of the Management Committee of Westminster House Youth Club in her local area. She also sits on the Advisory Panel for both Try for Change and Unleashing Potential. She is a keen golfer and cyclist, cycling from London to Paris for UK Youth in 2011 with the charity’s President Nigel Mansell CBE.
In 2012 Charlotte received the award of “Rising CEO Star” at The Charity Times Awards. In 2016 Charlotte became the Alumna of the Year for the University of Birmingham and a Leadership Fellow of St George’s House, Windsor Castle.
“This is such an exciting challenge to take on and I am thrilled to be playing a key role in the campaign. It is an ambitious target to increase the level of participation in youth social action by 2020 but the level of support for this campaign is remarkable, as was demonstrated by the launch. Our task now is to turn all the support and good will into action and results for young people and the wider community. Young people are a fantastic resource for this country and have so much to contribute. My goal will be to get the active involvement of people across all sectors so that we can get millions more young people making social action a habit for life.”