Jack - Working Win Employment Specialist

Jack - Working Win Employment Specialist

Jack is originally from Middlesbrough but has lived in Sheffield since university when he was 18. His background is in advocacy for vulnerable people, including ex-offenders and asylum seekers. This has generally been in the third sector in South Yorkshire for charities such as Catch-22 and ASSIST, who work with people directly in the community. He often did this alongside studying and has an undergraduate degree in Criminology and Sociology and a postgraduate degree in International Social Policy. Jack also has experience in a variety of third sector roles; he has worked on a national campaign to reduce the carbon footprint of universities, fundraising for a local educational charity writing bids for funding and grants, managed a team of students who raised over £70,000 for Meningitis Research Foundation and climbed Mt Kilimanjaro as a result! That also involved working in Tanzania for a few months as an International Events Manager. After taking a couple of years off to travel Asia and New Zealand, he lived in Australia for over a year where one of his jobs was on a mining camp in the desert. Jack is willing to try his hand at anything and really values new experiences and challenges.

What inspires you?

“I’m inspired by change. People or projects that are aiming to change themselves or their community for the better really motivate me to want to be involved and help contribute to that change.”

What's your perfect weekend?

“My perfect weekend would have to involve going to see some live music on Friday night with my friends, maybe catching a bit of the footy during the day on Saturday then going to Peddler night markets for some good food and beer on the evening! I would top that off with a walk in the peak district on Sunday with my girlfriend.”

What’s your favourite movie?

“Ooh definitely the most difficult question! I’m going to say Silence of the Lambs, I absolutely love psychological thrillers and Anthony Hopkins is amazing in that role.”

What is your favourite thing about Working Win?

“My favourite thing about Working Win is that it is trying something new. It is taking a chance on something which hasn’t been done before to try and create a new service that improves the lives of people with mental and physical health problems and it is something that I am very proud to be part of.”

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