Since 2016 Facework has worked directly with young people to co-design resources, activities, facilities and new approaches which inspire and enable them to face work.
We are committed to helping young people discover their strengths and become more entrepreneurial so they can find work that has greater purpose.
We know that young people’s key strengths are their energy and enthusiasm. Often, this can be overshadowed by lack of preparation for the world of work from their educational setting. So we do it differently.
By leading peer-to-peer support and training, Facework builds young people's confidence as they find their own way from education to work.
We are successful when we see them build their own career network and start sharing what they've learnt with others.
We currently work in 5 areas:
In 2020 we formalised the governance of Facework and became a Community Interest Company, registered with Companies House in the UK (Company Number 12598896).
At the same time we set up Hatcham House as a friendly and affordable workspace for the local community and a home for Facework training and community events. We also employed our first young person, Laura Agnew who is now our Director of Hub Operations.
In 2022, due to popular demand, we opened Hatch Peckham and aim to help replicate other 'Hatches' which provide both a physical space for local people to work and create a resilient work community.
Indeed, Facework alumni work at both of our Hatch Hubs and our community of members (freelancers and business owners) continues to offer support to young people.
Post-Covid we believe that communities that work together are stronger, especially when they support and learn from young people.
MEET THE FACE.WORK TEAM
COMPANY DIRECTOR &
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Stephen founded and established Facework in 2016 working first for 2 years with excluded young people co-designing the content.
Stephen is a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs and over the last 25 years has held CEO positions in 4 different Not-for-Profit national and international NGOs.
Born and brought up in India and Nepal, Stephen has a passion for ensuring that the Facework programme is adapted for use globally.
Stephen is a company Director of Facework.
COMPANY DIRECTOR &
FW HUB MANAGER
Laura works in London in managing the Facework Hatch Community Workhubs.
She is passionate about helping other young people discover their strengths and when she was given a Facework youth place at Hatcham House, she established her own employment training programme called 'SEED' which utilises social media to engage others.
Laura has also overseen the development of Hatch Peckham and overseas our income generation through events and hire.
COMPANY DIRECTOR & HEAD OF CONSULTANCY
Scott Bailey is a non-executive Director of Facework and leads on helping Facework expand its Hatch Hub network.
Scott has 25 years experience enhancing neighbourhoods in London and the South East of England. Have development managed over 3,000 homes in the last 15 years including six tall buildings and numerous master plans both for large scale property developers and for the Mayor of London (2000 - 2006).
FACEWORK UKRAINE CHAPTER LEAD
Mariana is a program coordinator of Facework UK-Ukraine chapter. Maryana came to the UK after the war started in Ukraine. Prior to this she was a founder and a director of a Ukrainian NGO "Legal Analytics'.
Mariana is a lawyer, has Phd diploma in environmental economics, is a private entrepreneur in the sphere of legal and environmental consulting, scientific researches, property renting management, technical legal translating, etc. Her legal experience is over 25 yers, she has been working as environmental and public interest lawyer for 16 years. she also started her own business and founded NGO which she’s been running for more than 11 years. She participated in implementation of more than 20 projects, has about 60 publications on legal, environmental, economic, international law issues.
Maryana is very dedicated, cares about positive social impact of the work she is doing, public interests protection and public participation in decision making process. She believes that that the development of a Facework youth chapter for Ukraine youth here in the UK could eventually be developed back in her home when the war ends.
Youth Members (UK)
Facework is grateful to the following young people who volunteer to help us keep Facework youth-relevant.
UK Advisory Board
Facework is grateful to the following members who volunteer as advisors in the UK
Careers & Education
Planning & Development
Youth & Humanitarian
India Advisory Board
Facework is grateful to the following members who volunteer as advisors in India
Training & Youth Development