Scotty’s Little Soldiers, the charity for bereaved military children, welcome two new recruits as charity forms first ever Leadership Team

Scotty’s Little Soldiers, the charity for bereaved military children and young people, are pleased to welcome two new members to their growing team – Jade Brighty (People and Culture Manager) and Andy Sloan (Head of Fundraising, Communications and Supporter Experience.)

Together, they help complete Scotty’s first ever Leadership Team, guiding the course of the charity’s future and playing a vital role in achieving its long-term goal of supporting over 1,000 bereaved children and young people annually by 2030.

Jade Brighty spent 17 years in senior leadership roles in financial services, where her career was defined by fostering positive change. Her expertise in people management and development has allowed her to create inclusive and supportive environments and cultures, empowering individuals to reach their full potential. Jade’s experience and coaching skills have proven instrumental in guiding individuals through personal and professional growth, while her talent for change management has facilitated seamless transitions during times of transformation, utilising leadership abilities honed through years of leading diverse teams to spearhead transformative initiatives.

Jade said:

“Joining Scotty’s feels like a natural progression for me, as compassion and resilience are such important things to me both professionally and personally. Being part of such a special organisation is not only a testament to my commitment to making a difference, but also a deeply rewarding experience. Recognising the unique challenges faced by these children and their families is something that is incredibly important to me and I’m eager to contribute my expertise in nurturing the team within Scotty’s, who have such a huge responsibility in not only helping our families navigate their grief, but also by helping their children smile. I am excited to be part of the team and look forward to witnessing the positive impact we will make on the lives of the children and families we support.”

Andy Sloan is an experienced fundraiser who joins from fellow military charity Walking With The Wounded, where he was Head of Development. He held this role for nine years, during which time the charity significantly grew its income and impact, with a particular focus on business and ambassador relationships, as well as flagship events to drive fundraising. He started his career as a qualified lawyer with Lovells before moving to journalism and later communications, working with clients such as the GB Rowing Team and Virgin Media. His history of taking on personal fundraising challenges led him to working in the third sector, where he found a renewed sense of purpose and has thrived in finding creative ways to raise funds.

Andy said:

“As a parent, the Scotty’s story is particularly powerful. It’s an honour to help lead the team through this pivotal phase of growth as we work towards our mission of supporting 1,000 bereaved military children and young people a year. It has already been an absolute joy to meet so many inspired fundraisers and businesses raising funds, which help us deliver bereavement support and brilliant development opportunities, and I look forward to meeting many more going forward.”

Scotty’s Little Soldiers’ CEO, Stuart Robinson, said:

“We’re really excited to be welcoming both Jade and Andy to the team here at Scotty’s. Their arrival marks yet another huge step forward for the charity as we continue to build an organisation that will be here for bereaved Forces families for as long as it is needed. Their roles will join myself, Nikki, our Financial Controller Nicola, and our incoming Head of Services to form Scotty’s first ever Leadership Team – one which will be able to better support the wider Scotty’s team as we continue on our long-term goal of supporting over 1,000 bereaved children and young people annually by 2030.”

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