< News

Our SOS-UK Trustees

June 2, 2023

Goodbye and thank you

We are sadly saying goodbye to Zamzam, Ellen, and Richard who have reached the end of their time as SOS-UK Trustees. Zamzam, Ellen, and Richard have been instrumental in setting up SOS-UK and shaping our strategic direction in these early years as a new charity. Zamzam and Richard were both founding Trustees of SOS-UK, helping to establish the charity and serving as our first President and Chair, respectively.

We would like to thank them from the bottom of our hearts for everything they’ve done to support our work and the staff team. We wish them all the best in their future endeavours!

Thank you!

Welcome to...

We would also like to welcome our four new trustees: Chloe, Emma, Ludovico and Scarlett.

Chloe Ferguson (she/her) is the current president of NUS-USI and chair of the NUS Charity Trustee Board. She has led a successful campaign for Queen’s University Belfast to declare a climate emergency, set up a Staff Sustainability department and created a plan to become a Net-Zero institution.


Emma de Saram (she/her) is 22 years old and the current Vice President for Liberation and Equality at the University of Exeter and History graduate. She has worked across national climate campaign groups including Green New Deal Rising, Extinction Rebellion and Stop Cambo.


Ludovico Caminati (he/him) is about to graduate with an honours degree in International Politics at the University of Stirling in Scotland. He is a passionate campaigner and is interested in intersectional social justice, communications, and journalism.


Scarlett Westbrook (she/her) is an 18-year-old leading climate justice activist and journalist, and the youngest person in the world to attain an A-level in Government and Politics, which she self-taught at age 13. She has long been involved in our Teach the Future campaign.


Thank you to all our new and current trustees for bringing their skills, knowledge and passion to SOS-UK and supporting us to further our work. With the recent recruits of student trustee roles, we are proud that half of our Board is now comprised of student representatives. Find out more information on our trustees here.

Join our team

If you'd like to join SOS-UK at this exciting time, we are currently hiring both core and student staff roles. Find out more on our jobs page here.

  • Sustainability Project Manager x2 (core staff, full or part time). The two new project managers will focus primarily on our sustainability engagement projects, with one focusing largely on staff engagement through our Green Impact programme and the other focusing on student engagement through our Student Switch Off (Student Engagement in Residences) programme. Find out more and apply here (deadline 20th June 2023)
  • Teach the Future National Organiser (student staff, 7-12 hours per week). This role will involve working with a diverse group of volunteers to engage a range of stakeholders including government, politicians, civil society and other sectors to repurpose education systems in the UK around the climate emergency and ecological crisis. Find out more and apply here (deadline 18th june 2023)