Sarah joined the Tutor Trust in 2023 as HR Manager, after seven years in the coffee industry in various roles, most recently as HR Manager at an independent coffee company in Manchester. Prior to working in the coffee industry, Sarah worked across different sectors from financial institutions to publishing and events management. Sarah is a graduate of Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Law and is currently pursuing a CIPD Level 5 in Human Resource Management.

Sarah also volunteers as Chair of The Kore Directive, a community group set up to promote inclusivity and accessibility across the specialty coffee industry in the UK. Sarah has appeared as a keynote speaker on Employee Rights, Employer Responsibilities and participated in panel discussions around inclusion and accessibility. She has also participated as part of the advisory panel for Cup North.

Sarah says: “I have always worked in values-driven organisations, and when the chance arose to work on the Tutor Trust team, it was an easy decision to make.  Not only do I get to work with a team of motivated individuals who are driven to support young people to achieve their potential, but I get to help shape what we offer to new team members, and to help make this an even more attractive organisation to work in. 

“Tutor Trust is also informing my volunteer and presentation work outside of the organisation, especially our poverty and place research around social mobility and opportunity, which I have shared at an event for the coffee industry. I’m really enjoying my role at Tutor Trust and am excited at what the future holds.”