Director of Communications and External Affairs

Jess is a communications specialist with a wealth of experience supporting charities, companies and media organisations. This includes leading creative campaigns, engaging partners and stakeholders, building thought leadership, developing and placing impactful content, and elevate messaging across a range of platforms and with diverse audiences.

Having led both the day-to-day and the strategic direction of The Young Foundation’s C&EA work since 2021, Jess communicates our programmes, research and initiatives, and builds political engagement and influence, driving impact across multiple programmes.

Jess was previously Media and Content Editor at Jisc, a not-for-profit member organisation for the education and technology sectors. Her background is in journalism. She was an Editor at The Guardian and The Independent, and freelanced for broadsheets, charities and companies as a writer, editor and communications specialist. Throughout her career, Jess has focused on communicating the experiences and priorities of traditionally disadvantaged and under-represented communities.

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