Simon Morris to step down as Chief Executive of Jewish Care in Summer

14 Dec 2017

After 20 years at Jewish Care and 15 years as Chief Executive, Simon Morris has decided to step down from his role in the Summer of 2018.

During his time at Jewish Care, Simon, along with the support of the Jewish Care Trustees and his senior management team, has transformed the organisation.  Under his leadership, Jewish Care has become a widely respected organisation, not only in the Jewish Community, but in the wider social care world.

Simon has initiated a programme of modernisation and change which, has enabled Jewish Care to provide a range of high quality services that reflect both current and future needs and the aspirations of the Jewish community.  Jewish Care continues to innovate, developing new services whilst investing in an ambitious building programme to meet the needs of the community.

In the next few weeks, the Jewish Care Trustees will be embarking on a recruitment process, from both within and outside the organisation. The role will be widely advertised with the aim to appoint a candidate by next Spring.  Simon will remain as Chief Executive until his successor is in post and to ensure continuity, has also indicated his willingness to assist in ensuring a smooth transition.

Lord Levy, President, Jewish Care commented;

“Over the last 20 years Jewish Care has transformed into a leading social care provider both in the national arena and within the Jewish community. It is a jewel in the crown. We owe a great debt of gratitude to Simon. His contribution to Jewish Care and our community has been invaluable”.

Steven Lewis, Chair, Jewish Care commented;

“I have enjoyed working with Simon and whilst I will be sorry to see him step down as Chief Executive, I fully understand and respect his desire to seek new challenges.  Thanks to Simon’s leadership this organisation is in a strong position.  He is a hard act to follow, but we are confident we will attract high calibre candidates with the skills, vision and passion to drive us forward.  Simon’s departure will mark the next chapter in Jewish Care’s long history.  For now, it is very much business as usual.  We will never lose sight of our primary objective; to provide quality care services to the thousands of people who rely on us every day of the year”.

Simon Morris said;

“After twenty years at Jewish Care it’s time for me to have a change.  I feel honoured and privileged to have been in this position and proud of the progress that has been made during my time here.  Progress that would not have been possible without support from the Jewish Care Board of Trustees, my colleagues and the wider community”.