Jo is Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Creative Skillset, a member of Creative Skillset’s Diversity Champions Group and the Chair of our LGB and T employee network group, POWWA (Part of who we are). Jo has and continues to be the driving force behind InterMedia, the LGBT networking group for the media industries set up by Creative Skillset.
Previously Jo was responsible for Creative Skillset’s Sector Compact, which supported the delivery of Train to Gain funded training within the sector, which included diagnosing skills needs and signposting to tailored leadership and management training, qualifications and apprenticeships. This work involved engaging with employers and freelancers to improve their access to and take up of training. In previous lives, Jo worked for EM Media as a training manager, taught in adult community education, ran housing projects for women and children escaping domestic abuse and worked in theatre and community video.