Director of Impact
Jenny joined Tutor Trust in September 2017. Her background is in secondary teaching: after graduating from the University of Oxford, Jenny went into teaching through the TeachFirst programme, which fitted with her commitment to improving educational opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. She stayed in her initial placement school for five years and undertook a range of leadership roles, including Assistant Head of English and Head of Humanities.
Since joining Tutor Trust, Jenny has served in a variety of roles, including Quality Manager, Director of Tutor Recruitment and Impact, and now Director of Impact. She has led on the development of our Impact Strategy and Salesforce CRM and loves all things data and digital!
A keen traveller, she has taught in China, and volunteered on educational projects in Belize, Kenya, and Sri Lanka. She is currently Vice Chair of Governors at Manchester Communication Academy.
Jenny says: "I love the commitment of everyone at Tutor Trust to expanding opportunities for children and young people. The feedback we receive consistently from our tutees shows just how much they value their sessions and their relationship with their tutor, while our impact data shows the very real effect tutoring can have on attainment. It's been a privilege to be part of Tutor Trust's journey as we've grown, refined what we do, and become able to offer high-quality, impactful tutoring to thousands of young people in the North."
Internal Communications Manager
Jude started her career as a journalist, before moving into Internal Communications. She worked across a range of sectors including housing, health, insurance and local government.
Jude joined Tutor Trust as Communications Manager, and, as the staff team has expanded, has focused on developing internal communications within the charity, supporting colleagues to ensure tuition has the greatest impact. Jude is also part of the Poverty and Place Language Group, looking at how we commuicate and connect with our audiences.
Jude says: "I joined Tutor Trust in 2021 because it absolutely fits with my personal need to work for an organisation that is making a difference in the world and is focused on beneficiaries, not shareholders. We have a supportive and caring staff team who share the mission to transform lives through tutoring, and who do all they can to make that happen. The job satisfaction is wonderful."
External Communications and Marketing Manager
As External Communications and Marketing Manager, Laura is responsible for promoting the fantastic work we do to schools across Greater Manchester, Merseyside, and West Yorkshire.
Laura says: “It’s really important for me to work somewhere that aligns with my values and, as someone who is passionate about improving outcomes for young people and social justice, Tutor Trust does that. I love having the freedom to be able to think of new and creative ways that we can tell schools about the huge impact we’re making.”
Digital Product Manager
Robbie is a comprehensive project manager who has worked across a number of diverse projects and disciplines in his extensive 25-year career, including fundraising and marketing as well as more recently around digital and technology. In his time, amongst other things, he has delivered an innovative gaming website for Marie Curie, and worked in partnership with the NHS and their unique data challenges – not once but twice! He has also built websites for clients such as YoungMinds and Girlguiding. His work has spanned not-for-profit and commercial organisations in a unique way and he is used to traversing the different challenges that each sector brings. Thanks to a grounding in marketing, he is a passionate advocate of data-driven approaches and has facilitated persona workshops and data deep dives with satisfying outcomes.
As the Digital Product Manager, Robbie is responsible for the technical delivery of the Tutor Trust’s new digital landscape as well as the cultural shift that it will support for schools, tutors and colleagues, but predominantly for our beneficiaries the pupils. Away from work, Robbie is a keen advocate for neurodiverse people and runs a volunteer support group for people living with or identifying with the symptoms of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Robbie is also a Trustee of the Fair Credit Charity for whom he chairs the Fundraising and Communications Sub-Committee.
Robbie says: “There is so much potential in the use of technology in the world in which we live, and education is no exception. The art of the possible is to ensure that it is delivered appropriately and sympathetically alongside other systems. Keeping the needs of pupils and other consumers of our digital tools and infrastructure is vital as well – so this is a very exciting time to be leading on a project with this much impact!"
Social Media & Brand Manager
James joined Tutor Trust in January 2022, after having studied BA French & Spanish and MA Film Studies at The University of Manchester, whilst also tutoring part-time in Secondary Maths and for Tutoring Plus. He also brings varied experience in corporate communications, relationship management, business process improvement, and social media marketing.
In his current role, James supports our digital growth by managing our social media channels, supporting colleagues with branding, and working on behind-the-scenes digital development.
When he’s not filming Insta vids or writing LinkedIn content, James enjoys travelling, cooking, cinema trips, and speaking French and Spanish.
He says: “Being part of the full-time team after having tutored means I have a 360° perspective of the charity. Now, I can use digital to showcase the benefits of tutoring that I felt working in the classroom. Coming from a similar background to some of the young people we work with, I’m passionate about educational equity as a tool for social mobility. I love working in the third sector as I can use tech for good.”