Jessica began her career at News International and IPC Media where she established a reputation for innovative multi-platform UK wide campaigns. Over a decade ago she had her epiphany moment and moved into the charitable sector; initially supporting the Big Lottery Fund with their UK wide public consultation before working closely with the UK funding committee to re-invigorate their multi-million pound public engagement grant portfolio. Jessica is a member of the Strategic Advisory panel for the Patchwork Foundation and a Trustee of the CareTech Foundation, she is also a mentor for final year students at Leeds University, who are the first generation in their family to attend university, as she was herself.
Previously she has held roles as Chief Executive Designate of Treloar Trust, the UK’s leading centre for physically disabled young people; Chief Executive of vInspired, the UK wide legacy youth volunteering charity & Regional Delivery partner (RDP) for National Citizens Service for North East; Chief Executive of Get Connected, where she led the organisation into a successful merger to create The Mix, one of the UK’s leading digital support and helpline services for young people. Keeper of Bees and mum of three, she loves developing organisations, re-structuring, strategic innovation, campaigns and problem solving to help bring about effective social good, efficiently. Helping making lives better through enabling services, that are there to help support people when and where they need it most.