Here you’ll find a selection of news and stories reflecting the activities and events happening within SJOG.
SJOG’s Christmas Jumper Day
Whilst national christmas jumper day took place on 14 December, SJOG had its own Christmas jumper day on Thursday 20 December. Many staff and people we support took to sporting very festive knitwear whilst celebrating at their local Christmas events, of which there were many up and down the country.
Photo shows our service based in Enfield.
SJOG has a new chief finance officer
Prior to this she was european finance director for a global consultancy and training organisation. Leanne is a MBA qualified chartered accountant with broad financial and management experience gained through working across a wide range of sectors. Leanne has special interest and experience in change management programmes working to strengthen and futureproof organisations.
Leanne said “I’m excited to be working in such a worthwhile organisation. The services and people have met so far have been inspiring and I am looking forward to working within a talented team to ensure the charity thrives and is able to continue to provide high quality caring services to our users.”
Celebrating Three 'Good' CQC Ratings
Congratulations to the three services we manage on behalf of other religious orders who achieved overall ratings of ‘good’ following recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections.These are: Villa Maria in Hythe (Marist Sisters), Avila House, Worthing (Sisters of Lady of Sion) and Henry Nihill House, Edgware (The Community of Saint Mary of the Cross)
These are all part of SJOG’s religious services working in partnership with other religious orders and congregations, which was founded to respond to the issues facing many religious orders today particular in relation to the implications of care standards legislation.
This work is underpinned by our commitment to work with each individual order or congregation to maintain the charism and founding ethos of that particular religious organisation.
Photos show the celebration at Henry Nihill House.
New Chief Executive: Paul Bott
Paul Bott has joined Saint John of God Hospitaller Services from Vista, the award winning sight loss charity, where he has been chief executive for the past 6 years. Paul was responsible for refocussing the charity and on delivering innovative growth. Paul was shortlisted for the national Charity Times award for rising chief executives in 2016 for his work at Vista.
Paul has 24 years experience of working for charities, and was previously operations director for the young person’s charity Catch22 and head of adult services at Scope.
Paul said “I’m excited about being part of an organisation with such a strong values base and welcome the opportunity to work with the 600 SJOG Hospitaller Services colleagues across the country to be of more benefit to the people we are here to serve. ”
Brother Donatus, Chair of Trustees said “We are at an important and exciting stage in the evolution of our mission of Hospitality, as responsibility passes increasingly to our lay Hospitallers and colleagues. I wish Paul every success in his role as chief executive officer and I know that in the best tradition of our Hospitaller family that Paul can expect and receive a warm welcome and full cooperation and support.”