Micah Gold is the founder and director of Mobilise Public Ltd. Micah set up Mobilise in 2005, with the purpose of providing practical and innovative solutions to the public and third sector.
Micah is an experienced senior consultant and facilitator. With a strong track record of enabling communities, he develops partnerships, influences and motivates at all levels of the organisation, and drives change. Micah is particularly skilled in developing innovative solutions within the public assets efficiency agenda, identifying better ways to use existing resources that maximise their benefit to communities.
Micah has led a wide range of projects in recent years delivering improvement and efficiencies for local authorities, housing organisations and the third sector, and supporting the development of communities, their assets and organisations. His work includes large-scale engagement and insight work, neighbourhood and decentralisation strategies and implementation, service development and evaluation, and partnership support and development, including Community Budget approaches.
Micah has significant management experience and has built and led teams of up to 200 people, including multidisciplinary teams that include all main local public sector partners including Jobcentre Plus, Police, Health, Children’s and Adult services. He has established new service teams, undertaken internal restructures, and successfully managed and delivered multi-million pound services and programmes.
Micah’s formative experiences include working as a neighbourhood manager on the Government’s pathfinder programme, working in housing regeneration, roles in detached and centre based youth work, community safety and drug education. He has gained specialist experience in young people, challenging neighbourhoods, community development, local government & related public services.
Micah has had 20 years involvement and been a Director of the not-for-profit education organisation, Limmud – now a global charitable company that promotes learning and cohesion in the Jewish community through educational activities and events.
A native Liverpudlian, Micah holds degrees from the London School of Economics and University of Greenwich in Economics and Social Psychology and Youth and Community Work.
Principal Consultant Evaluation & Young People
Julia joined Mobilise in 2012 and works specifically on our youth based projects. Julia is a senior JNC qualified youth work practitioner with 23 years experience of progressive front line delivery of targeted youth work and award winning and nationally recognised gang intervention work. She is experienced in leading and delivering a range of targeted youth work interventions including detached work; group work; individual work; workshops; training; experiential learning; residential and youth exchange programmes. She is a highly experienced youth work manager and has worked with a number of local authorities, understanding their systems and approaches and undertaking quality research.
Prior to joining Mobilise, she was the London Regional Development Manager for the Brathay Trust, where she led on the frontline delivery of targeted youth work programmes and operational delivery for a range of gang intervention programmes. Between 2002 and 2008, while working for Lambeth Council as the Brixton Town Centre Team Leader, Julia designed delivered and raised all external funding for the X-it, Gang Intervention Programme (Winner of The Guardian Public Sector for Services to Children Award 2007); and “X-it Online” (National Winner of “Actions Speak Louder than Words” Award 2007). It was identified from an independent evaluation of the X-It programme, that 72% participants desisted from offending during a 12 month period (Professor Pitts, J. 2007).
Sarah Castro MBE has over 20 years’ experience working with charities, local authorities and in social housing. Amongst her many assignments she has led pilots and pathfinder programmes focusing on a range of issues including community engagement, crime, anti-social behaviour, health & wellbeing and more recently, preventing violent extremism. Sarah is values driven and experienced in mediation and facilitating dialogue.
Sarah has worked in some of London’s most disadvantaged communities and is currently an Independent Advisor to the Metropolitan Police during critical incidents and acts as an independent observer on high-level operations. She also works with the Trident Gangs Unit on their community engagement strategy. She has 10 years experience working for a leading social housing organisation where she became senior manager for communities and neighbourhoods and strategic lead for community cohesion and health bringing in £2m of corporate funding.
Sara is an experienced consultant providing support and analysis across a range of Mobilise projects. Her first career in journalism and writing gave her extensive skills in the written word, communications and getting key messages across. She has since developed significant experienced in local government, project and event management, and economic development. As a Town Centre Officer for the London Borough of Brent, Sara supported the delivery of a range of activities including event management, visiting markets, business networking, and LDA funded regeneration programmes in Wembley and Willesden. As a consultant she has led funding bids, provided project management support, developed street markets, supported a neighbourhood forum and capacity built business associations.
Associate Data Analyst
Rahel is a data analyst who specialises in supporting social sector organisations with limited capacity or capabilities in research. Her vision is to empower social sector service providers to use the data available to them effectively to maintain and increase their social impact. Before freelancing, she has worked as Research Consultant at The Social Innovation Partnership (TSIP) and Project Oracle for three years, and has a MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention from the University of Oxford