It is with mixed emotions that we announce that Grant Campbell, our Chief Executive, is moving on after six years of leading the organisation.
In Grant’s time at Glasgow City Mission, the organisation has grown significantly in terms of services we are able to offer to men and women affected by homelessness at our City Centre project, Glasgow Winter Night Shelter and at our Child and Family Centre in Govan. Under his leadership we have been at the forefront of setting up new initiatives to provide homes and support for the most vulnerable men and women in Glasgow including the City Ambition Network and Housing First accommodation project.
Grant’s new role will be Skylight director for Crisis in Edinburgh. Skylight works with people who are homeless and vulnerably housed, supporting them towards independence. It also campaigns for changes to homelessness and housing systems. A key element of Grant’s role will be working with the Scottish Government in its implementation of the Homeless and Rough Sleeping Action Group’s recommendations.
Grant says, “While sad to leave such a special place as Glasgow City Mission, it’s with excitement that I grasp this new opportunity.
“It has been a privilege to serve here and to be part of God’s ministry in this amazing piece of work which makes such a difference to the people we serve. Glasgow City Mission is a place where people are welcomed, accepted and loved. I pray that God continues to lead and shape this work.
“Homelessness is not inevitable, it can be prevented and we have the best chance of doing so by working together. I look forward to working with the team at Crisis to help bring this about.”
While we will miss Grant for his sound and visionary leadership, we are delighted that in his new role he will continue to work to bring about an end to homelessness.
As we pray that God would send the right woman or man to lead Glasgow City Mission into the next stage of our journey, we pray too for Grant as he prepares to take up his new role.
Grant will be with us until the end of February.