Charlotte Weinberg became a Trustee in April 2015 and Chair of Trustees in March 2017.
She has been Executive Director at Safe Ground since 2010. During this time, Charlotte has led the charity through a period of sustained growth and diversification including a focus on innovation, evidence and quality standards.
With significant direct experience as a youth worker and community arts activist, her career to date has incorporated a broad spectrum of roles, all in the field of reducing social harm and gendered approaches to community building. Charlotte’s history includes five years as a senior residential worker at a hostel supporting young people towards independence and two years as the coordinator of the detached youth work Saffron Young People’s Project, which worked with young people and families to influence service provision and policy at local and national level.
Charlotte spent six years working for an NGO in Nicaragua, where she was part of the small leadership team of a mass media strategy for social change. She was responsible for the scripts, storylines and educational materials for the award winning social soap opera, Sexto Sentido. As a youth worker, she worked in a wide variety of youth club and community settings and has also worked as a drugs counsellor, a project manager for Clean Break theatre company and an Assistant Producer on a series of short films for the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Charlotte continues to campaign for social change at policy level and, in her role at Safe Ground, sits on a number of strategic boards and steering groups including the Prisoner Learning Alliance, Your Family, Your Voice and the Reclaim Justice Network.