Offploy's founder, Jacob Hill, has recently been accepted onto the Board of Social Value UK, and we couldn't be happier for him! As a social entrepreneur with lived experience of the criminal justice system, Jacob's appointment to the board is a significant achievement, not just for him personally, but for the wider social enterprise community.
Social Value UK is the go-to membership organisation for organisations and individuals interested in measuring, managing, and evaluating their social impact. Jacob's passion for social impact measurement aligns perfectly with the vision of Social Value UK, which is to create a world where all organisations make more decisions based on measuring their impact.
As someone who is already measuring the impact of his own organisation, Jacob's expertise will be invaluable to other social enterprises looking to scale and deepen their impact. Jacob is particularly interested in the use of technology to minimise the burden of admin on organisations, allowing them to focus more on delivering their services and supporting their beneficiaries.
At Offploy, Jacob's focus is on mentoring and supporting socially excluded people to maximise their life's potential. Through this work, Jacob has seen first-hand how giving people a second chance can reduce re-offending and improve their futures. By measuring the impact of his organisation's work, Jacob has been able to prove the effectiveness of their services and continuously improve them.
"As a social entrepreneur with lived experience of the criminal justice system, I'm thrilled to join the Board of Social Value UK and use my expertise to support other social organisations to increase their impact and deepen their social value. By measuring our impact, we can prove the effectiveness of our services and continuously improve them to support more people more effectively."
We're thrilled that Jacob has been given the opportunity to join the Board of Social Value UK and share his expertise and experience with the wider social enterprise community. His appointment sets a standard for involving those with lived experience of the criminal justice system in decision-making roles, and we hope it will encourage other organisations to do the same. Congratulations, Jacob!