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A Note From...


We are approaching the end of another successful year for Concordia, with record numbers of NCS graduates, 5 schools engaged in our EWP programme, and almost 10,000 farm participants placed. 


Thank you to everyone for this fantastic achievement, you are the reason for all of these successes.


We will be sharing the plans and budgets for 2023 with you shortly, and I hope to see you all at the upcoming social event.

Our News

Staff Skills

Just a reminder for you to utilise the staff training platform, there are many courses available to you. The best place to view and search a fully up to date course list is via the website, please find the link below:

Please discuss with your line manager any courses that you would like assigned to your account, they will be able to advise which courses they would like allocated for your development at work. Please note that you’re also welcome to utilise any other courses you’re interested in for your personal development within your own time!


Log in to view the courses that are currently assigned to you

Max starting new role International Volunteer Co-ordinator 

 I am very much looking forward to starting my new role as international Volunteering Coordinator with Concordia. I am excited to create and deliver a vision of the International volunteering programme after two years on the back row due to the Covid Pandemic. After working on NCS for the last 5 years, starting at Ingeus in 2017 as NCS programme officer and then moving to Concordia in April 2020, it has been a massive part of my life and I am very proud of the achievements that we have gained delivering the NCS programme. I cant wait to get started and look forward to my future working on the International Volunteering programmes alongside Victor.


Here I am in October 2020 painting the Sussex Clubs for Young People Bentswood Hub as part of their project to rejuvenate the youth club.





Max Bateman

NCS Delivery Officer

80 Years Supporting People Next Year!
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Right now Concordia are working on some exciting projects. Following our brand and logo refresh this summer, we are launching a brand new website in December. 


As our 80th anniversary approaches, we are busy planning ahead and look forward to sharing some of our historical and special moments as a charity. 


We need your help. Please get in touch with Kate, Amanda or Julia to find out more about upcoming events and activities and how you can get involved.  


More detail around the events and activities that have been confirmed to take place in our 80th year will be shared with you soon. For now, please do save the date for our formal 80 year commemorative event at The House of Commons – Wednesday 28th June 18.00-22.00. There will be transport provided from the Concordia office to and from London for all employees. This is an exciting opportunity for us to invite our partners to join us to celebrate this important milestone in Concordia’s history.

New Starters – Welcome :)
  • Indi Connolly-Jones, Youth Programme Delivery Officer 

  • Syra Kearsley, Operations Support

  • Fenella Matlock, Operations Support - starting at Concordia on 31st Oct 

Meet Syra Kearsley, Operations Support
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What’s your name?

Syra Kearsley


Do you have any pets?

No, we unfortunately lost our dog last Christmas, but I would love another dog one day soon!


What’s your favourite restaurant in Brighton and Hove?

My favourite restaurant in Hove is Semola and my favourite restaurant in Brighton is Food for Friends!


Name a favourite place you have been on holiday and why?

My favourite place I’ve been is probably Vietnam. The people are so lovely, the scenery is beautiful, and the food is amazing. Although I also loved Cambodia and learning about the history there.


Name a country you would love to visit one day and why?

I would love to visit Canada and learn to ski!


List three bucket list things you would love to do:

Learn to Scuba dive, live in another country for a while, and get my day skipper license 😊


What would you say is one of your greatest achievements?

Probably doing a degree alongside working full time. Although I haven’t completed it yet, I’m proud of managing it so far and getting good results!

Upcoming Events


NCS delivery at Manor Green

Concordia deliver the NCS at Manor Green: 11 Oct – 4 Nov


Careers Fair 2022 – AMEX Stadium

Concordia attend the University of Brighton’s annual careers fair, where we meet potential participants of our youth programmes and raise awareness of our charity.


Alliance General Assembly: 2-6 Nov

Victor and Max will attend the annual Alliance General Assembly in Antalya in Turkey.


Grower Roadshow Scotland

Concordia host a roadshow for the growers who we partner with in our Seasonal Workers’ Programme.


Grower Roadshow Kent

Concordia host a roadshow for the growers who we partner with in our Seasonal Workers’ Programme


World Kindness Day

A day to celebrate and promote kindness in all its forms.


FIFA World Cup 2022: 21 Nov - 18 Dec

Held every four years, the 22nd World cup will be held in Qatar.


Grower Roadshow Hereford

Concordia host a roadshow for the growers who we partner with in our Seasonal Workers’ Programme


The Angmering School Sleepout 

The Angmering School Sleepout for Homelessness in aid of Turning Tides for Concordia Youth Action / NCS Changemakers


St. Andrew's Day

Celebration of the patron saint of Scotland, St. Andrew.


Autumn Social Event

Daytime Glow Balls Crazy glow in the dark indoor golf Brighton Marina followed by Pizza Express lunch, 2 x courses at Brighton Marina. Vegan, vegetarian & gluten free options.


National Fruit Show: 2-3 Nov

The National Fruit Show is staged by the Marden Fruit Show society. The show returns for its 89th year to the Kent Event Centre:


Guy Fawkes Night

When the British celebrate the Gunpowder Plot conspirators failure to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Also known as Bonfire Night or Fireworks Night.


NCS delivery at Woodlands Mead

Concordia deliver the National Citizen Service at Woodlands Mead from 8 till 23 Nov.


Remembrance Day

The day when we remember those members of the armed forces who gave their lives in conflict. The date was chosen to commemorate the end of hostilities of the First World War on 11th November 1918.


Children In Need

The BBC's annual fundraising day which raises moneys for children's charities across the UK, fund local charities and projects who help remove the barriers that are facing children and young people.


Grower Roadshow Peterborough

Concordia host a roadshow for the growers who we partner with in our Seasonal Workers’ Programme



US national holiday which is a celebration of the successful harvest and other blessings of the past year.


International Agent Conference –            Seasonal Work

Concordia will meet with our licensed agents from all over the world at our annual Agents’ Conference this Autumn, 28-29 Nov.


Save the Date – Concordia 2023 launch

All Concordia employees are invited to this annual new year launch event, where we will share and discuss the plans of the year ahead.

Social & Wellbeing

We’re really looking forward to seeing everybody at our Globalls & Pizza Express social on Monday 31st October! We’ve got two rounds of crazy golf booked in so we can make the most of their two courses – Aquatica an under the sea themed golf course & a Jurassic golf course, filled with dinosaurs. You’ll be in teams of 5.


Please note: the first round of golf starts at 11AM, depart the office at 10AM to allow plenty of time to drive there and park.

Wildfest 2022

An inclusive, community festival, Wildfest is a celebration of all things South Downs.

Fireworks Night Hove

Sussex Cricket Fireworks Night at The 1st Central County Ground will light up the night skies once again on Saturday 5th November.

Royal Pavilion Ice Rink

Celebrate a greener Christmas this year with the Royal Pavilion Ice Rink. Stunning, twinkly, romantic, child-friendly…and ice powered entirely by Green Energy

Glow Wild 2022 at Wakehurst

Visit Wakehurst to experience a spellbinding winter lantern trail for all ages.

Optimistic October

Actions to help you focus on what really matters.

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Self-Care in 10 Minutes

GP and mental health specialist Dr Lee David guides us through her 'GROW' method, a simple, evidence-based self-care practice that anyone can follow.

Work Happier

Dr Mark Williamson shares how we can be happier at work and help to create happier workplaces for those around us too.

Social Media Growth



Total Social Media Reach

We've already hit our annual target!


Total followers on social

+3,000 growth in 4 months



Engagement increase on social

Let's share the positive change

we are making



Followers on Facebook

1600+ growth over 4 months



1200 Followers on LinkedIn

800+ growth over 4 months

1950 Followers on Instagram

450+ growth over 4 months


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