Type of Fellowship: General
Year of Fellowship: 2011
Jamie grew up in South London and has always been passionate about social justice and how the status quo can be challenged. This led him to research and take part in collective action – finding different ways to make change happen.
Jamie started as a researcher at The Young Foundation on democracy and social innovation projects, then a project coordinator at London Youth and undertook the Teach First programme to spend two years as a Geography and Science teacher. He joined Citizens UK in 2009 as a community organiser with special responsibility for schools work involving the development of leaders in civil society and the integration of community organising into the education sector.
During his Fellowship Jamie worked to improve his clarity of purpose; leadership behaviours and business skills. His long term effort remains focused on improving education, how we do our politics and building a strong and fair economy.
Jamie currently works at Pearson, the world’s largest education organisation, where he is leading work to deliver the businesses' Vocational and Employability Strategy. In February 2015 he will be joining ShareAction, the movement for responsible investment as a member of the organisation's senior team.
Read Jamie's research Citizen Schools
Current principal role: Business Manager, ICT and Skills
Current principal organisation: Pearson UK
Research: Citizen Schools; Learning to Rebuild democracy
Research topics: Campaigning; Children and families; Citizenship; Community development; Education; Governance; Leadership; Policy; Public sector; Values; Young people;
Secondment host: Deloitte