Jessica has been working in the field of equalities for over 20 years. A qualified full time youth worker, Jessica developed her skills and knowledge working with BME young people in Salford before moving on to working for Trafford Council's pathfinder Children's Trust as the BME Equalities and Inclusion Manager for four years. Jessica then moved over to working for the third sector at Barnardo's. She held a number of positions over a nine year period including managing a domestic abuse service for BME women and children. Jessica also managed an emotional health and wellbeing service for BME young people as well as holding a development role as the Diversity and Inclusion Development Manager for the North West and North midlands.
Jessica is passionate about working in the field of equalities and has been involved in work with the European Youth Council as well as national work for Barnardo's as a representative on national staff forums and mentoring for senior managers in the organisation on equalities issues.