As a chartered member of the CIPD, with over 20 years’ HR experience, I have worked with employees, managers, trustees and directors across a range of sectors, including hospitality, legal services, wholesale, retail and manufacturing.  

I have always had an interest in voluntary organisations and studied this sector as part of my HR degree with UCLAN.  I volunteered for many years for two charities who are close to my heart; the first provides services for those experiencing pregnancy matters, and the second for the visually impaired.  I have also been a Trustee for Piccadilly Gardens, who offer opportunities for disabled adults in a beautiful setting in Lancaster.

In my earlier career I was a member of the leadership team for a Lancashire based charity supporting those with substance abuse issues, and after 12 years in the private sector, I am delighted to return to the voluntary sector with n-compass.

People Services play a vital role in ensuring that n-compass continues to offer opportunities in work that empower our colleagues, volunteers and students to maximise their individual potential and feel valued for their contribution towards our business goals.  I am proud to be a part of a progressive and forward-thinking organisation, that recognises the benefits of placing people at the heart of the everything we do.

Karen Jackson